venice

Venice, Italy

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and while visiting you should spend at least a week here, because there is so much to see. Venice is made of different boroughs. The most famous is the area comprising the 118 islands in the main districts which are: Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco, where the main monuments and sights are located. If you like peace and quiet than you should wait until the period of between November and January to visit Venice, because around this time of the year the city is packed with tourists.

Because Venice is on a lagoon, the water plays a crucial role in transportation. The most popular way to approach Venice is by train. Approach by boat is possible from the sea. Trains from the mainland run through Mestre to the Venezia Santa Lucia train station on the west side of Venice; make sure you don’t get confused with Venezia Mestre which is the last stop on the mainland. The great thing about Venice is that it is well-connected with the domestic train network, Rome and Milan are only a few hours away.

Venice is the world’s only pedestrian city, and the absence of cars makes this a particularly pleasant experience. However, walking and standing all day can also be exhausting, so it is best to pace yourself so like we said above you should consider spending at least a few days here. The Rialtine islands - the ‘main’ part of Venice - are small enough to walk from one end to the other in about an hour, provided you don’t get lost which is unfortunately a common occurrence. Be sure to check out more information below.

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