Getting Around Venice

Vaporetto in front of Ca D'Oro

Getting Around Venice: There are two main ways of getting around Venice: walking or using some kind of boat; you could swim, but I wouldn’t recommend it! Public Water Buses | Car Ferries | Water Taxis | Gondolas | Traghetto | Walking and also see our quick guide:How to Reach Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s […]

Street Flooding, “high water” in Piazza San Marco, Venice

Venice Flooding

Street Flooding, "high water" in San Marco: Venice City Guide Acqua alta (High tides) We’ve all heard about Venice flooding and seen the news shots of people wading through the waters in St Mark’s Square. But actually Venice only has Acqua Alta (high water) in Autumn and Winter when some streets and squares flood, and […]

Music in Venice: Concerts and Opera

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Concert and Opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres A commented selection of concert and opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres. Antonio Vivaldi, who lived in Venice for many years, composed over 60 works there and the city is also the place where many famous Italian operas, especially by Verdi, had their premières: The […]

Maps of Venice Historic City Centre and the Lagoon

Map of Venice

Maps of Venice Historic City Centre and the Lagoon You’ll certainly need a map to get around Venice when you’re there – the one given out free by the Venice Tourist Authority is very useful – but it’s also a good idea to get a feel of the various districts and the layout of the […]

Shopping in Venice

Carnevale Masks shop, San Polo, Venice, Italy

Shopping in Venice Masks, Costumes Dolls Glassware Lace Paper products Fabrics Bead jewellery Lithographs Venice is famous for several local crafts that have been produced here for centuries and are hard to get elsewhere: the glassware from the island of Murano, the delicate lace from Burano (rarely found now, most of it’s from China though […]

Museums and Galleries in Venice

Palazzo Grassi, Venice Art

major museums, galleries and collections in Venice and the Veneto In Venice, the Academy Galleries (Accademia) house the major collections of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th centuries; the G. Franchetti Gallery also has important paintings, and the Guggenheim Collection exhibits international works of contemporary art. In the Palazzo Grassi, exhibitions of international […]

Practical Information for Venice

San Marco, Venice

Practical Information for Venice Venice Tourist Information Centre Piazza San Marco, Venice Tel (041) 522 6356 American Express San Marco 1471, Venice Tel (041) 520 0844 Hospital: Ospedale Civili Riunti di Venezia, Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo 30122, Tel (041) 523 0000 This hospital is housed within the ‘Scuola Granda di San Marco’, next to […]

Webcams in Venice

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Venice Webcams: San Marco, Rialto, the Lido Webcams over S.Mark’s Square, Canal Grande, Rialto and elsewhere. Mostly from the Commune de Venezia, The Tidal Forecasting Centre at Palazzo Cavalli and Veneto Tourism. Refresh the page to see a new view (Click F5). The ones with the blue line along the bottom refresh every 20 minutes. […]

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas off the Piazetta, San Marco, Venice

Gondolas in Venice Not just a rowing boat – how it’s built, traditions and "the gearbox"… A Gondola can be up to 11 metres long and 600 kg in weight, but still only needs one man with his single oar to propel it along, albeit in a stately fashion. Not many people know that gondolas […]