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It is certainly a spectacle to see the gondollas sail through the Venice canals. I did not find the smell of the canals as hideous as people use to describe -at least not from the streets, as I did not have the chance to travel...More
Take a Gondola ride and curiously investigate the foundations that this city sits on. Watch the characteristics and idiosyncrasys of the people living here, sample the food, the wine, and enjoy a way of life many only dream of.
Take the number 1 vaporetto, (the number 2 has fewer stops and goes too quickly to fully appreciate the views), the length of the canal and admire the architecture. the buildings are a bit faded and grimy in places, but overall a must see.
The main thoroughfare through Venice and my how scenic it is. It’s impossible not up be impressed by this place. Loads of boats , water taxis and vaporretto and a few gondolas in there along with stunning architecture and bridges. Love love love this place...More
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If you are flying into Venice when you land make your way first to the Tourist and transport kiosk / desk, there you can get a 15 euro single ticket on the Alilaguna line this will take you to the heart of... More
If you are flying into Venice when you land make your way first to the Tourist and transport kiosk / desk, there you can get a 15 euro single ticket on the Alilaguna line this will take you to the heart of Venice
It takes about an hour, we were dropped at the Rialto Bridge which is a fantastic starting point for your trip.
From the Rialto bridge you can walk through the streets to St.Marks Square, this will take about 10-15 minutes walk
If you have time then I recommend the trip up the Campinale, this is about 10 euros, a lift will take you to the top 80 meters up and gives you an amazing panoramic 360 degree view over the whole of Venice.
Then from St.Marks I would suggest you got to one of the ferry jetty’s and buy a 7.50 euro ticket, this allows you a 75 minute ferry journey down the grand canal, across to Guidecca, if the weather is nice this is an inexpensive way of seeing Venice from the water.
Once back inSt.Marks square, if you have the budget, I would recommend heading to Florian Cafe about half way down on the left hand side of the square as you look into it with the basilica to your back. It’s comes at a price but it is so beautiful and a bit of a tradition, cakes, tea....just an amazing experience.
The Basilica is well worth a visit if you have time.
Also the Ghetto area with rememberance plaques I the Jewish quarter.
Murano island is worth visiting if you like glass, and there are various tours around the glass blowing factories. Burano is also worth visiting, it is famous for lace and it’s beautiful vivid brightly coloured houses, both islands are smaller and quieter than Venice main island and have lovely little restaurants, shops and cafes.
Keep an eye out on Venice island for Major cafes, there are 8 around the island, they do fantastic cakes and at a very good price.
Have a great time