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

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 … [Read more...]

Venice and the Lagoon

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 … [Read more...]

Getting Around Venice

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Music in Venice: Concerts and Opera

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 … [Read more...]

Maps of Venice Historic City Centre and the Lagoon

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 place before … [Read more...]

Museums and Galleries in Venice

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 … [Read more...]

Practical Information for 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, … [Read more...]