I have several questions regarding Venice.
We(mum/dad/girls16 & 19) will be arriving in Venice by car on 1/3.
Plan so far is arrive late afternoon/early evening on 1/3.
Unfortunately we only have one day in Venice so thought we would do the secret Itineries tour of Doge's Palace(90mins) then spend a further 1 hr looking around. St Mark's Basilica 2 hrs. Catch a Vaporetto? to Murano and spend 1 1/2hrs. We would like to go on a Gondola(40mins).
Is there adequate lighting to see the Rialto Bridge in the early evening?
Where do we get transport from to go to Murano? and on a gondola?
Is St Marks Basilica on the mainland?
What is the best way to get over to the islands?
Can anyone suggest a website to do further research?
I've sussed out budget accomodation and come up with 2 choices. 1) Venice Hotel Villa Dori in Marghera 2) Hotel Belvedere Nuova Locanda Marghera. I presume Marghera is on the mainland? We have a GPS so location is not a huge problem. Our budget is very limited(Aus$200). Does anyone have any other suggestions? I realise we are restricted to hostel or very basic hotels. I only ask for clean.
We are then heading south to Sorrento via Ravenna and Assisi. Is there any cheap accomodation near Ravenna or would it be better to drive from Venice?