Travel Guide to Venice
The historic city of Venice is one of Italy’s most popular cities with visitors, it’s long history and unique setting making it a must see destination. Built upon a network of canals getting around the city is an experience in itself, and the ancient buildings that make up the network of streets easily take the visitor back in time, with a real sense of being in a place of major historic importance.
Perhaps the best known part of Venice is St Marks Square, or Piazza San Marco in Italian. It is a beautiful and fascinating place although the numbers of tourists there at peak times can be a little off-putting. If possible visit the city at a quieter time of the year and experience the real Venice, it is a treat for the senses.
Take time out while you are visiting Venice in order to see some of the sights. The Venice attractions include the Bridge of Sighs is great to see for yourself. The Doges Palace are also well worth seeking out. Venice’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Venice tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Venice based guides who will show you Venice’s less well known attractions.
As everyone knows, Venice’s favourite pastime is Football, which is played by the Venezia at their home: Stadio Penzo. The biggest sporting event to take place in Venice’s sporting calendar is the Italian Seniors Open Golf Tournament at the Circolo Golf Venezia. If you can get tickets, it is a great show!
Take time out while you are visiting Venice in order to see some of the sights. The Venice attractions include the Bridge of Sighs is great to see for yourself. The Doges Palace are also well worth seeking out. Venice’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Venice tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of the Venice based guides who will show you Venice’s less well known attractions.
It is simple to find the best weather in Venice in our simple guide to the climate of Venice. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Venice over the course of a year in Venice.
To drive a car legally, all you need in Venice is your regular UK license. For trouble free motoring in Italy, ensure that your license is valid before you leave for Venice. When driving in Venice, in common with the rest of Italy, you need to drive on the right side of the road. You can book car hire in Venice quickly and conveniently online before you go to Italy and there are several car hire offices in Venice where you can collect your hire car.
You will find Marco Polo Airport is around 8 miles to the west from Venice. The airport's IATA code is VCE - flights take 2.5 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Venice, and taxis are also available. Marco Polo Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Venice.
If you get into trouble in Venice, or just need some advice, the Venice British Consulate is the place to go.
British Honorary Consul
Piazzale Donatori di Sangue 2/5
Telephone: (39) 041 505 5990
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