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Venice's historic center is about 4 km or 2.4 miles off the coast of Northern Italy.
The city is built on more than 100 islands in the Venetian Lagoon, and it's connected to the mainland by the Venice Railroad Bridge and a road causeway named the Ponte della Libertà ("Bridge of Liberty").
You'll cross this bridge if you arrive by train, bus, car, or land taxi; another option is to come from the airport or a mainland parking lot by public water bus or water taxi.
For detailed information on how to reach Venice, continue to the following pages or use the navigation links in the table below.
Also see our Baggage Storage - Left Luggage article if you need to park suitcases before or after your arrival or departure, and read Walking in Venice for advice on finding your way around the city on foot.
For how-to information about public transit, see our Venice Transportation Index and especially our illustrated guide to using Vaporetto Water Buses.
Finally, if you need a place to stay, see our Hotel Guide and our interactive Venice Hotel Maps.
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