What is perhaps most well known about the Italian city of Venice are those famous canals that carry the gondola boats through them. A small city that is situated on an island, the heart of Venice is truly a magical place to spend some time visiting.
In order to get to Venice, travelers arrive a few different ways, the local airport is known as the Marco Polo Airport and is just short bus, or boat, ride away from the city center. There is also another smaller airport that many of the budget airlines use which is nearby called the Treviso Airport. Trains also stop on the mainland from Venice as well.
The main pastime that most visitors partake in when arriving in Venice is wandering the very narrow streets and bridges that go alongside and over the canals. For the untrained navigator, it is quite easy to get lost in Venice, but it only really makes for an even better adventure as new cafes and boutiques can be discovered.
To really explore Venice, some of the best ways to do that is to do it from the water. There are a number of water taxis and water shuttles that bring passengers around the island through well-traveled routes. And, of course, many love to take a gondola ride as well.
The benefit of wandering around Venice leads to the fact that it is a very walkable city with a number of great sites to discover including the Rialto Bridge and the Rialto Market.
Beyond the canals, there are a number of great historic sites that can be seen in Venice as well. One of the most popular is Saint Mark’s Square, which is also home to the Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Bell Tower of Saint Mark’s. After wandering the church grab a snack at one of the nearby cafes and enjoy some people watching.
To explore more of Venice head to San Giacomo di Rialto, Doge’s Palace, and the Scuola grande di San Rocco. To understand more about the history of Venice, take a visit to the area which was formerly the Jewish Ghetto for a totally look and feel to this city.