I've received great advice on visiting Murano, Burano & Torcello recently & hope to extend my search for itinerary suggestions (3 Aussie adults /54 +) during a brief 3 night / 2.5 day stay in Venice. Arriving 1.30pm, staying in San Polo, keen food, coffee & wine consumers, love a little history & art but also keen to see the real (& less touristy) Venice. No time to waste in long queue's, any pre-booked must see's, restaurant, cafe, tour suggestions welcomed. I've contacted heaps of private tour companies and am kind of shocked at the excessively high costs!
We will be leaving via train to Milan on route to Bellagio - wondering if Verona is worth a stop on the way?
Many thanks in advance.
Hi, Everyone! I'll be in Venice in late November and need advice as to which sestiere I should stay in. I'll be renting an apartment or home so I am not interested in hotels. I'm currently favoring Dosoduro but I would really appreciate more info on the others! Thank you!
How much is the train fare from Treviso to Venice
We hope to spend a morning (or longer?) visiting Murano & Burano & we'd appreciate any inside information for first time, Aussie visitors to Venice. Having researched a number of sites, it appears doable without a tour (our preference). Are vaporetto tickets easily purchased & would we be best to travel in the early morning to try & beat the crowds? Any tourist traps to avoid on Morano & is it possible to view a glass blowing demonstration without the hard sell afterwards?
Many thanks for any helpful suggestions
Can anyone suggest a cheap car rental for the above route ?
I am staying near the San Silvestro vaporetto stop in a few weeks. The station was temporarily closed for some work in November "for 5 months" but I have not seen any additional information. Does anyone know if the station has re-opened, or a firm date for the reopening?
Just posted my first question but can't see that it has registered so I'll try again.
I had planned to take my partner on a helicopter flight over Venice for his birthday next Wednesday but didn't get a reply to 3 emails to Heliair, based at the Lido airport. No answers to phone calls at their Lido office either. Eventually got a number via the hotel concierge where we are due to stay. only to call and be told they are not running helicopter trips this year due to a 'family catastrophe'. So my plan has fallen apart - though of course I am sorry for the family catastrophe. So with less than a week to go I am looking for something interesting, unusual or special to do for him. I plan to take him for cocktails on the terrace of the Gritti Palace hotel in the afternoon so can still do that but
ANY other suggestions would be welcome.
I have several questions in preparation for my upcoming trip to Italy.
We land at Marco Polo airport. What is easiest way to get to the Ghetto district, where are apartment is?
After a week, we plan to take train from Venice (Santa Lucia station?) to Florence. Then returning to Marco Polo airport a week later for trip back to Canada. Looks to me like I should take train from Florence to Venice Mestre station and then a shuttle bus to airport. I'd appreciate any words of wisdom regarding these travel plans, thank you
Hi, we are going to disembark the cruise ship in early morning and have an afternoon flight on the same day. If I would like to go to Burano Island in the morning before we heading to the airport, how can I handle my check in luggage with me? Is there any places for luggage storage or any tours that can take care of the luggage? Many thanks in advance!
This is our first time in Europe and we decided to go ultra adventurous by planning everything on our own. We're on a budget trip, so we might skip the restaurants and eat at the cicchetti bars, vaporetto rides instead of gondolas, San Giorgio's belltower instead of San Marco's bell tower, and other stuff I've read online that are much better alternatives to the tourist traps.
We'll arrive 10pm in Venice airport, so that'll just be spent sleeping, and on our 5th day we're off early morning. That means we have 3 full days in Venice. Our hotel is beside Ponte della Costituzione by the way and it has breakfast, so no problem there.
Without further ado, here is our detailed itinerary for our 4-nights 5 days trip to Venice. Comments, suggestions, criticisms, advice needed:
- Grand Canal tour (by vaporetto 1) from Piazzale Roma to San Marco
- Basilica di San Marco (before 9:30)
- Palazzo Ducale (before 11:20) "Secret Itineraries"
- Lunch at Dal Moro's and Suso Gelatoteca
- Ponte di Rialto and its shops
- Ca' Pesaro and Museo di Storia Naturale
- Dinner at Quanto Basta and Cocaeta
- Get extremely lost
- Morning walk down to Dorsoduro area
- Gallerie dell'Accademia
- Lunch at Gia' Schiavi or Al Squero
- Peggy Guggenheim
- Santa Maria della Salute
- Ca' Rezzonico
- Gelato at Gelateria il Doge
- Dinner at Colpo De Mato
Get extremely lost
- San Giorgio Maggiore (by vaporetto 2) and its campanile
- Biblioteca Marciana
- Museo Archeologico
- Museo Civico Correr
- Lunch and gelato at Ponte di Rialto area
- Casa di Carlo Goldoni
- Scuola di San Rocco
- Dinner at Giardini Papadopoli area
- Get extremely lost
i need help there are many bus ,,but where is it outside the airport
I am traveling to Venice with my mother by train Saturday mid morning or early afternoon on Saturday, May 23. We are leaving Venice by plane on Tuesday, May 26 at 1 in the afternoon, so we have 2 full days and a half day. I'm hoping for some advice or thoughts on my itinerary. I found out after we booked that the Vogalonga is on Sunday.
Saturday: Get familiar with Venice, probably do the vaporetto on the Grand Canal and see some of Venice in the evening after the tourists are gone by Piazza San Marco. Our hotel is by Rialto bridge/San Marco area.
Sunday/Monday: Vogalonga is from 9 am to about 3 pm, but I don't know that my mother and I will want to watch the whole thing. I've read from previous years that I should watch the start, and maybe around 11 or noon move to a different location to see them coming back around to the end. I've read up already on a few good viewing places such as Cannaregio, Campo San Vio or the Dogana. I imagine we'd want to watch for a half hour to an hour but I don't know that we'd want to watch for 4 hours or more.
Are there quick things to do or sights to see in the meantime? Do we need to arrive early Sunday morning to get a good spot to view? Should we not bother seeing the start, or the end?
We want to do the secret itineraries tour, but I know that is only in the morning at certain times, so if we watch the vogalonga, we will not be able to do that on Sunday. However, I also was hoping to visit one of the islands. Is it possible to visit Burano and/or the cemetery island in an afternoon on Sunday, or Monday afternoon after the secret itineraries tour, or do we need a whole day?
I doubt we'll have time to do much Tuesday before we leave, but perhaps the market? I understand the fish market is closed Sunday/Monday. Does that seem feasible if the flight leaves at 1:25?
We are a group of 8 travelling in Venice June 5-7. I would like to book a hotel in a great location to minimize walking (will have 4 70 year olds with us) as well as a luxury hotel as it's a special birthday trip for my parents. Any thoughts between the two hotels below? Thank you!
What is the price of vaporettoes from Lido de Jesolo (or Jesolo) to Venice?
how would you recommend getting from Treviso airport to Hotel Adriatico Cannaregio on a sunday night about 21'40
We're going to stay in Venice for 4 full days and I wish to surprise my wife with a (half day or full day) culinary tour while we're there. We saw a video about the various local cicchetti we could try that are really affordable and delicious. But we don't speak Italian and we're from Japan so we have no idea about tipping at all. So a guided tour about things to eat in Venice and wine to sample would be amazing.
Do you have any recommended or tried & tested food tours in Venice we could do?
Which is the best places to visit in Venice?
After spending time in Venice we need to head to Rijeka, Croatia.
Can you get there in one day using the train/bus? I cannot find a bus/train schedule from Venice to Triesta.
Appreciate your help.
Thanks - Kim, Australia
Hi, Everyone! Can someone please refer me to a reliable, high quality agency that offers apartment rentals in Venice? I'm looking for one that reflects the Italian architecture the older the building the better. Thanks!
I am a big fan of Venice and visit occasionally - almost always staying in the Dorsoduro somewhere near Guggenheim. In June we will be spending a few nights with friends there and one of the accommodations they're considering is in Giudecca. Does anyone have any experience of staying there. The place looks great, but not sure if the need to take a ferry to Dorsoduro and S. Marco is a big hinderance. We have a small child so probably wouldn't be out late, but I'd still like to avoid hassles. The relative peace and quiet and slower pace is very appealing though. Any thoughts?
I want to thank concierge and hotel desk staff upon my arrival for their help and thought I would bring a gift basket of treats, cookies, chocolate because they were really very patient and I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion or if something else is more appropriate.
Also, is there a shop or a patisseria I should look for?
Hi, we will be in venice for 17 days and wondered how to get the best value waterbus tickets, someone said we can ill forms in when we arrive at piazza roma, is this right, thank you
Hi will I be able to see anything of the feb Venice festival on 4th frb
I´m desperately trying to find out which bus goes from Camping Village Jolly (hotel) to somewhere near of Piazzale Roma. Could you help, please ?
Does somebody know whether Venice is closed for cars during carnival ??
Can anyone tell me the location of calle del Piovano Gritti in Venice?
Venice in 1 day? What are the highlights?
Heey Venetian & Italian guys,
I´m about to come to Venice for Venetian Carnival 2015 by the first week of February. I´m looking for housing for a few days, so please if there is some kind and friendly person, do not hesitate and write me. I will really appreciate it.
If you don´t have conditions to offer me housing, just write me and we could hang out together during Carnival and have some fun there. More people on the trip means more joint experiences and more adventures, so be ready for that!
Thanks a lot, wish all of you a Happy New Year full of success, happiness and traveling around the world.
Greetings from Slovakia
We are going to Venice by train from Rome. Staying at the Molino Stucky Hotel on Guidecca Island. We are then flying home from Venice. Tips for the best way to get to the hotel from the train station and to the airport from the hotel?
Please guide me all about the carnival. We are a young couple visiting venice specially to be a part of the carnival. Which will be a good place to stay? Where to rent the costumes and the balls to attend. We are on a budget, but yet would like to participate in all.