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Venice, the only city on water with no road traffic hazards: so enjoy the peace, but be prepared for some walking.

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  • Art and Architecture Lover

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Vaporetto dell'Arte Canal Grande

Boat Tours

San Giorgio Maggiore

Churches & Cathedrals

Lido di Venezia

Destinations

Chioggia

Destinations

capitalstraveller's City Tips

  • Try coming in via Verona Airport and using the high-speed train service into Santa Lucia
  • The cheapest, quickest route from the Airport to the City, is via the ACTV bus service from the Arrivals forecourt - the ticket also allows you a first short vaporetto journey.
  • The Vaporetto Del'Arte is worth using for first-time visitors, with it's good, multi-lingual, on board commentary as you traverse the Grand Canal
  • Swallow the cost, buy a vaporetto pass for the duration of your stay and make good use of it
  • Consult the flooding maps if visiting in the rainy season - some hotels can be difficult to access
  • To avoid the biggest crowds, visit when there are no festivals (Carnevale, Biennale, Redentore, Regatta, etc) going on
  • Hotels away from the main islands are a false economy
  • Those with no enthusiasm for Baroque art and architecture may be disappointed
  • If your expecting hot sun, beaches and a lively night life, it's not the place for you
  • Vaporetto dell'Arte Canal Grande
    Boat Tours
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    capitalstraveller Says:

    Worth the cost for first-time visitors - travel the grand canal in comfort and listen to a detailed commentary on all the major buildings

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Alight at San Giorgio and climb the tower.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Venice
    • Very good but a little pricey 17/02/2018
    • A Cheap Way To Sail The Grand Canal. 22/11/2017
    • Vaporetto dell'Arte Canal Grande
    Address:
    canal Grande
    Venice
    Italy
    Other:
  • San Giorgio Maggiore
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    capitalstraveller Says:

    Easily visible from the San Marco basin, visit and scale this (less-crowded) campanile for the best views of Venice and the lagoon

    Good for
    • Family
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Check for opening hours before visiting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 800 things to do in Venice
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best view in Venice 16/11/2018
    • A view of Venice 16/11/2018
    • San Giorgio Maggiore
    Phone:
    +39 041 522 7827
    Other:
  • Lido di Venezia
    Destinations
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    capitalstraveller Says:

    Visit some of the classic hotels, casino, cinema: also a lagoon-side market on Tuesdays.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Find the beaches to see how the stars can parade, but beware of the road traffic.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Lido di Venezia
  • Chioggia
    Destinations
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    capitalstraveller Says:

    A longish trip, but at no extra cost for those with Vaporetto passes: travel through peaceful scenery, pass the new flood barriers and wander around the fishing harbour where there are several good restaurants - but don't miss the last boat back!

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Chioggia
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