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.

If you want to get around a bit more quickly, there are numerous vaporetti (water buses) and water taxis. The vaporetti are generally the best way to get around and are definitely cheaper than water taxis if you have planned to spend a few days in Venice. We also recommend you get a Venice Card, which has various options that you can choose when you buy it (public transportation, cultural attractions, toilet access, etc.). However, that a Venice Card is not recommended for those with less than 3 days in Venice, as most of the top attractions are not included in the Venice Card (it is valid up to 7 days from the first day of use). If you’ll be staying in Venice for a week - get the Venice Card and enjoy traveling from island to island and exploring the various museums and other attractions it offers access to.

There are so many things to do and see here. Some of the greatest attractions are Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale); Bell tower of St. Mark (Campanile di San Marco); Clock tower (Torre dell’Orologio); Scuola grande di San Rocco; Jewish Ghetto of Venice. Some of the most visited museums are Correr Museum; La Fenice Theater (Teatro La Fenice); The Jewish Museum (Museo Ebraico); Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo); The Peggy Guggenheim Museum; Ca’ Pesaro; Ca’ Rezzonico; Galleria dell’Accademia di Venezia. This is just a city in which you simply can not get bored.

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