The city of Venice, rich in art and culture, is a big tourist attraction. It is a lagoon that has hardly changed over the years. It retains an old-world feel about it, which adds to its unique and fascinating character. The Marco Polo International Airport is 13 kms away from Venice while the Treviso Airport is around 25 kms away. Both the airports are well connected to the city of Venice by various public transports. Direct trains to Venice are available from many international locations like Paris, Budapest etc. for those who are more inclined towards traveling by train. Santa Lucia railway station is the lone railway station in Venice.
Several water transport lines depart from the jetty in front of the station and connect various parts of the city. Venice is practically a no-car zone. Venice is connected to the mainland via the Ponte Della Liberta Bridge.
This bridge ends at Piazzale Roma, which is the only region of Venice where cars can enter. Once in Venice, the easiest way to get around are the vaporetto or water buses and water taxis. Although it’s more expensive, a gondola ride along the canals might be the most romantic thing you have ever done in Venice. You may board a gondola and take a ride along the celebrated Grand Canal to reach the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), which is the first bridge that was constructed over the Grand Canal.
Being a tourist hub, Venice offers a variety of hotels to choose from. You can get the choicest of Italian delicacies, as well as international cuisines to savor your palate at this place. There are many tourist spots in Venice like the Basilica Di San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Peggy Guggenheim museum, Ca’ Pesaro Museum etc. which give an insight into the city’s past. You may even go on a day excursion to explore the Venice lagoon’s famous islands – Burano, Murano and Torcello.
A seat of marvelous art, superb architecture and breathtaking urban landscape, Venice is sure to turn into your ideal holiday destination.