Vaporetto Routes in Venice

Venice Vaporetto Route Map City Centre

Vaporetti: Where they go in Venice and route numbers You can split the various routes or Linee (lines) into three main categories: Venice City Centre Lines Circular Lines Lagoon Lines Venice City Centre Lines No mystery here. These routes are the ones you’ll use most. They criss-cross the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, with […]

Treviso Airport (TSF) – Venice Treviso Airport Transfers

Venice Treviso Airport

Venice Airport Transfer: Treviso Airport, Also Known as Venice Treviso or Venice Canova: Treviso Airport (Aeroporto di Treviso-Sant’Angelo) is generally referred to as Venice Treviso as the airport is located 3 km south-west of Treviso. Since the opening of its new terminal in 2007, it is also known as Treviso Canova (Aeroporto di Treviso A. […]

How to get to St. Mark’s Square: Venice Guide

Piazza San Marco

How to get to St. Mark’s Square from just about everywhere in Venice Let’s face it, at some stage every visitor to Venice wants to get to Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Square, and the truth is that there are little signposts to it from just about everywhere. Unfortunately, Venetian street directions can leave something […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arriving by car in Venice

Venice, Italy

Arriving by car in Venice Getting to Venice: From the west (Turin) or east: You’ll probably travel to Venice via the A4 autostrada. From the south: the A13 from Bologna as far as Padua and then via the A4 again. From the North (and Trieste): the A27. If you’re arriving by car and want to […]

Arriving by plane in Venice

Venice Airport

Arriving by plane in Venice: Transport from Marco Polo Airport to Venice: Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) Marco Polo Airport “reflects the uniqueness of Venice. The airport’s architectural features highlight the lagoon environment and are suggestive of the city’s civil and industrial architecture (such as the historic Arsenal). The visual impact is strong. With […]

Arriving by train in Venice

Arriving Venice by train

Arriving by train in Venice Don’t get off at Venice, Mestre (unless you’re staying there!), S.Lucia (Stazione Ferroviaria Santa Lucia) is the name of Venice’s train station and it’s the end of the line. The station is a modern building in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venice’s west, and is serviced by Eurostar, Intercities and […]

Arriving and Departing Venice

A car ferry on the Grand Canal in Venice

Venice Transportation Choices Arriving in Venice is different from arriving in other cities, because there are no roads in the central city area where you’ll probably be staying – hotel transfers and downtown transportation are a bit different in Venice! That said, until that last stage, things are pretty much the same as elsewhere. If […]