Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascina... more

Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristy (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains.

The summer may be the worst time to visit: it's sometimes very hot and often humid, the canals usually smell, there are mosquitoes and occasional infestations of flies, and there are more tourists than usual. Spring and fall are probably best, a compromise between temperature (expect 5-15°C in March) and the tourist load. Between November and January, you may manage to feel you have Venice all to yourself, an interesting and quiet experience. Beware of the weather during the winter months: it can be quite cold, windy, and damp. Fog is an additional hazard if you are driving in or out, doubly so in the unlikely chance that you will pilot a boat. That said, if you've never been to Venice, it's better to go in summer than not to go. You won't regret it. Many cities are far worse in summer, and Venice has no cars, hence no smog.

Because Venice is on a lagoon, the water plays a crucial role in transportation. Whichever way you arrive, the last part of your journey will be on foot from the nearest waterbus/watertaxi jetty. If you need to carry or wheel bags along the narrow streets, bear this in mind when choosing your hotel location and route to it.

If you want to get around a bit more quickly, there are numerous vaporetti (water buses) and water taxis. The vaporetti are generally the best way to get around, even if the service route map changes frequently. If you are going to be in Venice for a few days visiting, it is a lot cheaper to use vaporetti than private water taxis. If you want to have a romantic ride along the canals, take a gondola ride, although they tend to exist for more scenic purposes, rather than getting people from point A to point B.

Venice has some wonderful restaurants, featuring the cuisine of the Veneto. However it is widely regarded that the restaurants in Venice serve food of a quality and in quantities much lower than anywhere else in Italy. The pizza in Venice is well known as being the worst in Italy (It is a more southern italian speciality). For Americans, you can find a place called Quanto Basta pizza that serves an American-style pizza with pepperoni and french fries. Rule of thumb: if there's a waiter outside pimping for business, it's probably best avoided.

Places near Venice

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Venice Links

Al Covo is small and cozy. It has two dining rooms: a smaller room (whose walls display original artwork by trans-avanguard artists:  Boetti, Schifano, Ceccobelli, Beuys, etc.) and another, somewhat larger dining room for a total seating of 43 perso...

  La Zucca isn’t a vegetarian restaurant, but it can satisfy people looking for a place where to eat fresh vegetables courses made with natural ingredients. The restaurant is small, with 35 seats inside and 12 outside (only in summer time). ...

A true landmark of the Venetians, where tradition and design incontrano.Trovarsi in Rialto Market in Venice, in the most popular and populous city of the old to enjoy a good wine. For those who stay only for a " cicheto "spritz and pre-dinner for th...

L'Orto dei Mori is a tavern recently founded by a young Sicilian chef, who offers a traditional, simple, based on products of the highest quality and that affects the enthusiasm of the owners, who aim to satisfy those looking for healthy food and wi...

Osteria Garanghelo is a restaurant that offers daily typical dishes of the Venetian tradition prepared using fresh products coming from the historical seafood market of Rialto.

In the heart of Venice, between Rialto and Piazza San Marco, this quaint little local honors the tradition of the lagoon, fish, not without refreshing the menu that also features dishes created with imagination and beautiful building. Guide de l'Esp...

  Fads pass, but the Club Molocinque remains. This beautiful building of the thirties, today continues to be the center of daytime life and nightlife throughout the Veneto . The Molocinque was among the first to create a new way of thinking ...

  Piccolo Mondo is one of the oldest and most traditional clubs of all Italy. World famous for its history and guests. Founded in the 1963 by FRANCO (who made a name for himself as an experienced barman), the local born as a room of exhibiti...

The estate Venissa is an ancient walled vineyard overlooking the Isle of Mazzorbo and the name of the restaurant / hostel, run by noted chef Belluno Paola Budel.

Existing and famous in the first half of 1600 under the name The Remedy, this time selling local Malvasia wine, considered a panacea to awaken the body and spirit. Towards the end of 1700 a Levantine Corfu, Giorgio Quadri, together with his wife Nax...

Oliva Nera is an intimate and friendly family “Ristorante” owned and served by Dino and Isabella servine excellent meals made from traditional Venetian receipies.

The Avogaria is located in the Dorsoduro district, in the heart of a still authentic Venice. The Venetians appreciate the hotel's restaurant, renowned for its intense flavors, in its excellent food and wines, as well as for its inviting atmosphere, ...

The restaurant can seat from 60-65 people in two very bright rooms with a view from the large windows over a splendid internal courtyard.  Both dining rooms are air-conditioned.

The Caffè Centrale Venezia is a restaurant located in an ancient Venetian dwelling that dates back to the 1500s and is nestled within the heart of the historic center of Venice.

The theatrical adventure of John Poli, born in Crosara of Marostica, in the province of Vicenza, July 2, 1917, the Second World War begins in Venice, within the group of "The Arch" and dedicated to the renewal of arts, next to Emilio Vedova, Armando...

This fabulous theatre was originally built in the late 1700’s. It was devastated by a malicious fire in 1996, but restored to its former glory a few years later. The building, which originally only granted access to visitors by boat, is an inspiring...

In this restaurant bar cocktails take place every night from 20:30 live music with a different band every night! Latin, soul, jazz, piano music ... compil all to have a great time with us!

From the golden sand of the Lido, where at the end of the thirties the Casinò di Venezia was opened as an important part of the city's hospitality, entertainment and culture, to the noble banks of the Grand Canal where the Casino's city location was...

What distinguishes the Inishark of is the warm and cordial atmosphere of the typical Irish Pub thanks to the kind management of the owners Alberto and Marina. This is a place where friends gather to share a good pint and a sandwich, a good glass of ...

Things do to in Venice

Take a Gondola ride

www.gondolavenezia.it - River or Ocean Cruises

In a city like Venice, the water ways have always been the most used for transports. The Gondola, for its characteristics of manoeuvrability and speed, has been, till the coming of the motorized means, the boat most suitable to the people transport....

The Venice Biennale, which has its offices at Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco, 1364/A), has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promotin...

Triangular shaped Punta della Dogana separates the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. As a center for contemporary art, the former customs house of the city presents a permanent exhibition of works from the François Pinault Collection, the institut...

Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza". All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are cal...

The Palace is the very symbol of Venice, in St. Mark’s Square, near to the famous Ponte dei Sospiri. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from...

  Saint Mark's Basilica is a monument made unique by both its wealth of history and the magnificence of its façade and interior. In essence, it is a splendid workshop, where, through the centuries, worked great Italian and European artists.  ...

The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice.

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday. "Dov'e il gab...

  This great gothic Franciscan church was constructed in the 14th century, and is primarily known as the burial place of Titian and the Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova. Titian's tomb in the south aisle watches over large marble pyramid created ...

Venice Nightlife

A true landmark of the Venetians, where tradition and design incontrano.Trovarsi in Rialto Market in Venice, in the most popular and populous city of the old to enjoy a good wine. For those who stay only for a " cicheto "spritz and pre-dinner for th...

  Fads pass, but the Club Molocinque remains. This beautiful building of the thirties, today continues to be the center of daytime life and nightlife throughout the Veneto . The Molocinque was among the first to create a new way of thinking ...

  Piccolo Mondo is one of the oldest and most traditional clubs of all Italy. World famous for its history and guests. Founded in the 1963 by FRANCO (who made a name for himself as an experienced barman), the local born as a room of exhibiti...

The Caffè Centrale Venezia is a restaurant located in an ancient Venetian dwelling that dates back to the 1500s and is nestled within the heart of the historic center of Venice.

The theatrical adventure of John Poli, born in Crosara of Marostica, in the province of Vicenza, July 2, 1917, the Second World War begins in Venice, within the group of "The Arch" and dedicated to the renewal of arts, next to Emilio Vedova, Armando...

This fabulous theatre was originally built in the late 1700’s. It was devastated by a malicious fire in 1996, but restored to its former glory a few years later. The building, which originally only granted access to visitors by boat, is an inspiring...

In this restaurant bar cocktails take place every night from 20:30 live music with a different band every night! Latin, soul, jazz, piano music ... compil all to have a great time with us!

From the golden sand of the Lido, where at the end of the thirties the Casinò di Venezia was opened as an important part of the city's hospitality, entertainment and culture, to the noble banks of the Grand Canal where the Casino's city location was...

What distinguishes the Inishark of is the warm and cordial atmosphere of the typical Irish Pub thanks to the kind management of the owners Alberto and Marina. This is a place where friends gather to share a good pint and a sandwich, a good glass of ...

Venice Dining

Al Covo is small and cozy. It has two dining rooms: a smaller room (whose walls display original artwork by trans-avanguard artists:  Boetti, Schifano, Ceccobelli, Beuys, etc.) and another, somewhat larger dining room for a total seating of 43 perso...

  La Zucca isn’t a vegetarian restaurant, but it can satisfy people looking for a place where to eat fresh vegetables courses made with natural ingredients. The restaurant is small, with 35 seats inside and 12 outside (only in summer time). ...

L'Orto dei Mori is a tavern recently founded by a young Sicilian chef, who offers a traditional, simple, based on products of the highest quality and that affects the enthusiasm of the owners, who aim to satisfy those looking for healthy food and wi...

Osteria Garanghelo is a restaurant that offers daily typical dishes of the Venetian tradition prepared using fresh products coming from the historical seafood market of Rialto.

In the heart of Venice, between Rialto and Piazza San Marco, this quaint little local honors the tradition of the lagoon, fish, not without refreshing the menu that also features dishes created with imagination and beautiful building. Guide de l'Esp...

The estate Venissa is an ancient walled vineyard overlooking the Isle of Mazzorbo and the name of the restaurant / hostel, run by noted chef Belluno Paola Budel.

Existing and famous in the first half of 1600 under the name The Remedy, this time selling local Malvasia wine, considered a panacea to awaken the body and spirit. Towards the end of 1700 a Levantine Corfu, Giorgio Quadri, together with his wife Nax...

Oliva Nera is an intimate and friendly family “Ristorante” owned and served by Dino and Isabella servine excellent meals made from traditional Venetian receipies.

The Avogaria is located in the Dorsoduro district, in the heart of a still authentic Venice. The Venetians appreciate the hotel's restaurant, renowned for its intense flavors, in its excellent food and wines, as well as for its inviting atmosphere, ...

The restaurant can seat from 60-65 people in two very bright rooms with a view from the large windows over a splendid internal courtyard.  Both dining rooms are air-conditioned.