Practical Tips for Visitors to Venice
ABOVE: A vintage photo of a car ferry and a vaporetto
in St. Mark's Basin.
Before you plan your trip, buy a guidebook, or head for the
airport, read these information-packed features from our
"Getting ready for Venice" series.
When to come, how long to stay, the most convenient ways
to reach the city, and which guidebooks are indispensable.
Where to sleep
Doze like a doge in a palatial hotel, or huddle with the
hoi polloi in a dormitory. It's up to you--and your pocketbook.
Tips on reaching the city center from Marco Polo
airport, the railroad station, and mainland highways.
Illustrated reviews of a detailed city map, an indexed
street atlas, a handy pocket map, and two regional maps for
motorists and boating buffs.
When you hail a taxi, don't step off the curb--and if
you chase after a departing bus, make sure you're wearing a
Dining in the
Venice and nearby towns dish up meals for every taste and budget,
with entr�es ranging from baccal� to pizza.
Venice for Visitors has dozens of other illustrated
travel articles on Venice, ranging from "Gallivanting by
Gondola" to "Venice Gifts and Souvenirs." To see a
list, click on:
Other Venice articles
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Too many bridges, too little
1 Venice Hotel Warning,
then choose from hotels in all price ranges near airport buses, taxis, trains, cruise piers, and airport-boat stops.
Venice cruise guide:
Venice for Cruisers
How to reach your ship,
hotels near the piers, roundtrip cruises from Venice, cruise
reviews, and more.
120+ photo maps:
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neighborhoods, islands, airport, cruise piers, etc. from above, with
detailed descriptions of what you're seeing.
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