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Maggie the Bearded Collie in 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."

To start planning your Venice trip, browse the list of topics below.

Arrow Introducing Venice

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Venice and Italy are reopening for tourism, with some limitations. Read our article for current advice.

Learn about the city, including how to arrive by plane, train, car, or ship.

Don't miss our Venice Q&A, our list of Top 11 Tourist Mistakes (and how to avoid them), and information on acqua alta flooding.

We also have guides to Mestre and the  Lido di Venezia, plus tips on luggage storage and baggage porters.

Arrow Hotels, B&Bs, and Vacation Rentals

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Location matters in Venice, so begin with our No. 1 Venice hotel warning. Also see 10 hotels near airport buses, 17 hotels near cruise ships, and 43 hotels on the Grand Canal.

Our Venice hotel directions for 200+ hotels will save you from getting lost.

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ACTV motoscafo and vaporetto on Venice's Grand Canal

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, land taxis, gondola rides, ACTV water bus stops, walking in Venice, parking, Venezia Santa Lucia railroad station, and the Piazzale Roma transportation hub.

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Sightseeing on the Grand Canal

Read about the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, the Venetian Ghetto, the glassmaking island of Murano, and more.

Don't miss our Top 11 Free Sights in Venice, do-it-yourself Venice islands tour, and tips on public toilets.

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Silversea SILVER SPIRIT at San Basilio pier, Venice

We describe the Venice cruise terminals, how to reach your ship with the People Mover, and roundtrip cruises from Venice.

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