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 topics below, or scroll quickly through our Main Travel Guide Index.
Learn about the city, including how to arrive by plane, train, car, or ship.
Don't miss Venice Q&A
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 minimize hassle and expense with our No. 1 Venice hotel warning. Our advice on changing your reservation is worth reading 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 vaporetto fares, water bus routes, buying tickets, ACTV maps and timetables, and 1- to 7-day transportation passes.
You'll also find guides to airport buses, Alilaguna airport boats, water taxis, gondola rides, ACTV water bus stops, Venezia Santa Lucia railroad station, parking, bicyling, and the Piazzale Roma transportation hub where land taxis and most buses from the mainland arrive.
Bus and tram fares for Mestre, Marghera, the Lido di Venezia, and Chioggia are another topic.
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 vaporetto cruise and Venice islands 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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