Venice

Venice; through the passage of time on a gondola

The Grand Canal is reason enough for anybody to want to go to this romantic and dreamy city. The thoroughfare that lines the banks of the Grand Canal in itself has so much to offer to the visitor. Yes, the city is filled with ancient value, culture, heritage, impressive facades and the likes but what lies beyond the glitz is a beautiful and charmless city caught in a magical frame of churches and Veroneses lined in marble, lively people and mystical undertones.

What is the best time to visit Venice?

September to November is when the city takes a break from the throngs of tourists. The temperatures will drop a little so you will feel the chill, but on the other hand, everything is peaceful and cheap and that, is definitely a great bargain.

Top Five Attractions in Venice

The city is filled with ancient value, culture, heritage, impressive facades.

  • Basilica di San Marco
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia
  • Paazo Ducale
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • I Frari
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Good to know

Airports in Venice

If you were to fly to Venice you would land at the Venice Marco Polo Airport which is the main and international airport here.

Modes of Transport in Venice

One thing you will do here is walking, a lot. Walking is pretty much the main method transport here and the rest are as follows.

  • Vaporetto – these are big bus-boats and have very regular routes.
  • Gondola – they will cost you an arm and a leg but they need to be tried if you are to experience quintessential Venice.
  • Traghetto – they look like gondolas but are only used for the purpose of crossing the Grand Canal where there isn’t a canal crossing somewhere near.

Transport can get expensive here tough so make sure that you have your maps ready and if possible speak to a guide that has been allocated for you.