Plan your trip to Venice, Italy
Venice for Visitors has offered unbiased advice to more than 30 million travelers since 1997. PC Magazine has called our site "The premier visitors' site for Venice, Italy."
Jumpstart your 2023 Venice travel plans by browsing the list of topics below or using our comprehensive Main Travel Guide Index.
Learn about the city, including how to arrive by plane, train, car, or ship.
Don't miss Venice Q&A, Top 11 Tourist Mistakes (and how to avoid them), acqua alta flooding, tips on walking in Venice, a sampling of Venice tourism statistics, a warning about Euronet ATMs, and examples of tourist fines for "forbidden behavior."
We also have guides to Mestre and the Lido di Venezia, plus advice on luggage storage and baggage porters.
Finally, our Accessible Venice article has advice and resources for mobility-impaired visitors.
Hotels, B&Bs, and Vacation Rentals
Location matters in Venice, so begin with our No. 1 Venice hotel warning and our advice on changing your reservation if you've already booked a hard-to-reach hotel.
Also see 10 hotels near airport buses, 17 hotels near cruise ships, hotels for early-morning flights, and 43 hotels on the Grand Canal.
Our Venice hotel directions for 200+ hotels will save you from getting lost. For a "home away from home" stay, see Venice apartment rentals.
We provide up-to-date information on the vaporetto (water bus) network, including fares, routes, buying tickets, and transportation passes.
You'll also find guides to airport buses, Alilaguna airport boats, water taxis, gondola rides, ACTV water bus stops, parking, Venezia Santa Lucia railroad station, bicyling, and the Piazzale Roma transportation hub where land taxis and most buses from the mainland arrive.
Read about the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, the Venetian Ghetto, the glassmaking island of Murano, and more.
Two other articles, Bridges of Venice and Canals of Venice, are packed with photos and useful advice.
Don't miss our Top 11 Free Sights in Venice, our do-it-yourself Grand Canal cruise and Venice islands tour, our Fisheye Venice photo tour, and tips on public toilets.
Venice for Cruisers
We describe the Venice cruise terminals, hotels near the piers, and other cruise-related topics--including the Italian government's new (and poorly planned) ban on all but the smallest cruise ships from central Venice, which is already wreaking havoc among cruise passengers, Venice businesses, and port workers.
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