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 […]

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 […]

Cannaregio, Venice

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Cannaregio, Venice – Good Food and Fine Palaces Above: The municipal Casinò of Venice, housed in the beautiful renaissance Palace of Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, on the Grand Canal Cannaregio is Venice’s second largest sestiere, stretching across the north-west of the city with its main thoroughfare, the Strada Nuova, lined by shops, bars and restaurants and […]