Venice is always filled with tourists. It is an important destination for travelers because of art and architecture the city offers. It has beautiful cityscape, uniqueness as well as rich in cultural heritage. In 19th century it became the best place for rich and famous to either stay or dine at some of the luxury establishments like the Caffe Florian and Danieli.
The Italian city Venice comprises of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is more beautiful, more romantic and more surprising. Seeing the places and canals for the first time is a jaw-dropping experience.
When to visit Venice
Venice is always filled with tourists, but late autumn and initial days of winter is suggested to be the best time to visit the place if crowd is to be avoided and getting cheaper hotel seems to be a good idea. However, it is to note the temperature then will be icy and weather will be mists. Avoid January and February as crowds flock in too much to witness the two-week long Carnival, one of the biggest attractions of the city. Venice Film Festival takes place in late August or early September. It too attracts good crowd. So plan the visit accordingly.
Main Airports in Venice
Venice Marco Polo Airport is the main and important airport in Venice. It is on the shores of the lagoon and is a convenient boat or bus ride away. Another popular airport is Treviso, which is used mostly by budget airline Ryanair. It is small but well connected with other places.
Hotels in Venice
Venice is always filled with tourists and hence it is suggested to book well in advance. There are many hotels and apartments in the city of various budget, but even the cheapest one may look a bit pricey compared to other cities in Italy.
Transportation in Venice
Motorized waterbuses are the main public transports in the Lagoon area of Venice that connect all the islands by plying regular routes. The Tronchetto island is connected with Piazzale Roma through cable-operated public transit system run by the Venice People Mover. In Lido and Pellestrina islands road traffic is allowed and bus services are available. The city has national as well as regional train service too that connects to other cities including Roma and Milan. The St Luci station works as a terminus of the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Paris to London. It is some steps away from a vaporetti stop. The Mestre station is on the mainland and between the boroughs of Mestre and Marghera.
Some Sights to see in Venice
Clock Tower – It is an astronomical clock. The rooftop bell can be visited only on a guided tour, but it need to be booked in advance.
Bell Tower of St. Mark – The tower dates back from 1912 and it is a replica of the original that collapsed in 1902.
Scuola grande di San Rocco – It is a masterpiece of Tintoretto. It is an exquisite example of Manierist art.