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 […]

Venice and the Lagoon

Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Venice and the Lagoon: Introduction An ever-growing range of features, links and practical information to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Venice, including guides to hotel accommodation, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, city neighbourhoods and getting about. There’s a lot here already and we are hard at work adding the sections to complete the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Restaurants on the Islands in the Venice Lagoon and elsewhere

Da Romano Restaurant, Burano

Restaurants on the Islands in the Venice Lagoon and elsewhere Restaurants on the islands of the Venice lagoon are often not open in the evenings, so be sure to check on opening hours and rest days! Trattoria “Da Romano” Via San Martino Destro, Burano This restaurant has an impressive list of clients, including famous painters […]