I don’t exactly know about the connections from there to Venice, because we had our own car. But I think you can find it out through Venice’s websites.
And it is defenetly worth it! Just be careful if you have a strict schedule that you don’t get lost and have enough time to get back. Venice has a lot of small streets to get lost to and I would say that at this time of the year also alot of tourist who also make it hard to be quick :)
you have time to go to venice from the airport..you can find info about transport here: http://www.veniceairport.it/core/index.jsp?_requestid=1017927&language=en
venice is such a great place to visit, spending just few hours is not really the best you can do…but better than nothing if you’ve never been there…anyway as soon as you arrive just start walking around….you’ll find such great places all around you…my suggestion for a short period is to look around and don’t “waste” time inside museums…
venice is divided in 6 areas called SESTIERE. they are:
and a big island called GIUDECCA
so just go, walk and enjoy yourself!!
have a nice trip
Hi Thanks For this, I love this website everyone is so helpful, Inyour responce you mention the Setiere, as I wont arrive at the hotel until around five thirty on Friday and have to leave at 11am on saturday I was kind of hoping to just go into Venice for dinner get a few pictures … which Sestiere should I visit, I will be with my 66year old mother in law so lots of walking around isnt really an option
you can go around with a VAPORETTO which is a sort of bus that runs in the water…venice is small and you can reach every place in few minutes…and then the view from the water is great, especially in the night when these boats are not crowded. taxi are very expensive, gondole are very expensive too, but it’s such an experience…maybe once in a life is worthwhile. i dont know where is your hotel…but you could go to san marco square even if church and museums will be closed probably later than 18.30…and then you could go to santa maria della salute (really amazing church) and then walk along the ZATTERE just in front of the GIUDECCA island…maybe you could go to see the ACCADEMIA wooden bridge (great view of the grand canal). my suggestion about restaurant: dont look for them around s.marco sq. they are usually very expensive and not very good as quality of food…try around campo san barnaba, you could find some very nice and good places where eating (for example in dorsoduro 2753 there’s a restaurant called LA BITTA very nice, closed few days in july)…and after dinner have a walk in the close campo santa margherita, another great place to see!!
all the SESTIERE are amazing, but my favourite is dorsoduro…but i’m afraid that you should walk more than you could to visit it properly…maybe next time!!
enjoy your (short) staying!!!
I found it worth visiting Venice on a daytrip from Florence, so visiting from the Venice airport should definitely be worth it. As for what to do, I think in Venice you can pretty much do anything and have a worthwhile visit—everything about the city is fascinating.
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the Vaporetto that runs from near the airport to the main island (along the Grande canal) takes about 2 1/2 hrs of travel-time,,,so if you can manage it — stow your luggage in an airport locker & GO !!
it is Completely Worth it; i got to spend a week there a year ago, & i became head over heels in love with the city: i seriously want to move there. So much of the city is as it was for nearly 1,000 years. If you have time for nothing else, go to the palazzo de San Marco— its right along the Grande Canal, 5 to 7 stops down) and tour the Bascilla San Marco — an awe inspiring, magnificent Bascilla (i.e church/cathedral/shrine, seat of the Doge, religious & political leader) The original structure was built over the remains of Saint Mark of the gospels,,,(whom the Venetians snatched from Alexandria) when the Venetians took as their patron saint (wherever you see a Lion icon with wings, as on the flag & a majority of buildings, thats represents San Marco/St Mark), and the bascillica was constructed from 829ce to 1000ce. It contains some of the most exquisite examples of Byzantine Mosaics in the world (which the Venetians snagged from Constantinople)(the early Venetians were like that ;D) The sanctuary of the Bascilica, with its vaulted dome & completely covered in gold-leaf mosaics is one the most incredible sites i’ve ever seen…
And then dash into one of the little cafe’s & get yourself a panni sandwich for the ride back — so flavorful they require no mayo or mustard (and this is from a complete mayo-addict :)
i hope youre able to make the trip…!
You must go, as someone said get the water taxi (V) they mentioned you can get a special ticket so you can get on & off etc, it comes with a map. Must go to San Marc square & if you haven’t got time to visit museums ( long q’s) go in the shop (Bascilla)so you can look at the ceilings, gold to get the picture. In the square it’s surrounded with cafes they are expensive as is the gonderlas but if you walk about just outside they are cheaper. Don’t forget a cocktail in Harrys bar. Visit Murrano the glass island & visit the glass blowers in action, have a walk around & enjoy a snack by the water & a drink. Once you’ve been you’ll want to return.I’ll try & post a pic for you to get the picture. Enjoy the magic
One of my favorite pics, I can’t wait to return!
you do not say which airport, Treviso or Marco Polo? but anyway there is a bus service and taxi service from both, and Marco Polo airport has a water boat service. Is it worth a visit?
Oh god yes!!
Have a great trip.
Absolutely it’s worth it! Especially if you get into Venice in the afternoon, and you make your way over to the city before sundown. It is BEAUTIFUL watching the sun set over the Grand Canal. Venice at night, in my opinion, is even better than Venice by day. And I must agree with Strongmotion, just be careful that you don’t get lost, because my mom and I got lost and almost missed our boat back to the inland! (Not that we would have minded staying in Venice overnight! :-p) Just be careful, have fun, and enjoy!!! It is a trip you’ll never forget!!
oh this is a tough question. frankly u dont have much time. it will take u half an hour to get into the island and even then a part of venice is like seeing the whole. yes im sure there are nice bylanes and cute canals that gondolas can get into. but if u’re pressed for time…and u are then i suggest u take the bus to the station and head to the island. get on a vaparetto take a quick look around, buy a san marino glass memento and a mask if u must and come back. if u manage to hook up with someone, make it a quickie and if he turns out to be the love of ur life…then hey presto…u have a story to tell ur grandchildren. have fun.
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