Venice

  • Accommodation:
    • Residenza Goldoni Hotel
  • Transport:
    • ACTV is a public transport company with more than 120 floating stations (jetties) and 30 well-connected lines
    • You can buy tickets for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days
    • 1 Day Travelcard = €20 / 2 Day Travelcard = €30 / 3 Day Travelcard = €40 /  Day Travelcard = €60
    • 1 single ticket =€7.50 and  allows up to 75 minutes on the water network
    • City Centre lines cross Venice mostly using the waterways of Canal Grande and the Giudecca Canal.
    • They leave from Tronchetto or from Piazzale Roma and go as far as the Lido di Venezia (lines 1 and 2)
    • There are also connections around the external city lagoon perimeter. City Circle lines going as far as Murano
    • ACTV and ATVO buses leave from Piazzale Roma for the Mainland, Mestre and its city centre, the Venice Marco Polo airport
  • Things to see:
    • Doge’s Palace
    • Gallerie dell’Accademia
    • St Mark’s Basilica
    • Lido di Venezia
    • Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
    • St Mark’s Campanile
    • Gondola ride down the Grand Canal
    • Piazza San Marco
    • Teatro la Fenice
    • Pala d’Oro
    • Rialto Bridge
    • Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
    • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
    • Ca’ d’Oro
    • Pinacoteca Manfrediniana
    • Santa Maria della Carità
    • Ponte degli Scalzi
    • Murano Island to see:
      • Museo del Vetro glass museum
      • Chiesa di San Pietro Martire
      • Campo Santo Stefano
      • Basilica di Santa Maria e San Donato
      • Glass Factory tours
  • Tips:
    • Venice does flood, so take 2 pairs of shoes just in case you’re there when this happens and an extra pair of trousers
    • If you’re a fan of Pandora, take a trip to the island of Murano, where you can buy Murano glass charms. Look for the “Vetro Murano Artistico” trademark decal in the windows of shops and showrooms that sell authentic Murano glass
    • Water bus routes 4 & 5 (motoscafi) follow the coastline around the island, hopping across and back from the island of Murano along the way