Venice, the city built on water, is probably the most romantic city all over the world. Surely it is the most touristic city in Italy.
There are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark's Basilica, Square and Clock, and the Grand Canal with Rialto Bridge to name a few. But Venice is much more than these famous icons. Venice is history, architecture, religion, deep cultural and food tradition, but also fun and fashion. Take your time to discover all its treasures.
Not to be missed:
Saint Mark’s Square: heart of the city, it is the only “Square” in Venice as all other squares are called “campi”. Here you can find the most famous sights such as Saint Mark’s Basilica with its gold and mosaics , The Doge’ s Palace, which is connected with the Church through the Paper Door , The Clocktower, the column with the winged lion, Venice symbol. In the Square you can enjoy a good coffee at historical cafès such as Caffè Florian or Caffè Quadri or Caffè Lavena, each of which offer an open-air orchestra.
The Fenice Opera House where you can see old and new operas all year long (for major info please see (www.teatrolafenice.it)
Canal Grande with its historical palaces and Rialto Bridge with its jewels’ shops and fish market.
Venice Casinò where you can challenge fortune.
A walking tour along the Zattere to enjoy Venice sunset and view of Giudecca Canal and Madonna della Salute Church
From Venice you can easily reach many tourist attractions nearby such as:
Venetian Lagoon and Venetian Palladian Villas through Riviera del Brenta, the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello (by boat), Chioggia (1 hour by bus) which is called “the little Venice” and which possess one of the oldest clock in the world (Sant’ Andrea Tower Clock) and other important cities as Padova , Vicenza, Treviso, Verona all of which can be reached by train or by car (please see www.trenitalia.it for connection information)
The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination; here you can enjoy the beach and particularly in September it attracts thousands of actors, critics, celebrities and tourists for Venice Film Festival.
SAN BASILIO PASSENGER TERMINAL - VENICE
All Venezia Lines Ferries depart from San Basilio Terminal in Venice.
San Basilio Terminal is at the end of Zattere area, approximately 500m from San Sebastiano Church.San Basilio is within approximately 10 minutes walking distance from bars and restaurants; there is also a supermarket and an Atm.
Venice is linked to the mainland Italy through 3 distinct areas known as: PIAZZALE ROMA BUS STATION, TRONCHETTO, and the SANTA LUCIA RAILWAY STATION. These are the only areas in Venice which can be reached by car. You can also park your vehicle in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto, but please remember that parking in Venice can be very expensive. For more information on parking please visit the following website www.asmvenezia.it
San Basilio can also be reached from MARCO POLO AIRPORT or from ANTONIO CANOVA AIRPORT (SANT'ANGELO, TREVISO).
Below please find the relevant directions from all the above mentioned locations:
MARCO POLO AIRPORT
From Marco Polo Airport you can use the Public Bus of ACTV (Green Line). This is the cheapest alternative to get to Piazzale Roma Bus Station by using public bus Actv Line Number 5 . It takes about 30 minutes since there are several stops during the trip. Once you arrive in Piazzale Roma you should either walk or use another Vaporetto to get to San Basilio. Please click here to find out more. For prices and schedule of the Public Bus of ACTV, please contact HelloVenezia call centre on +390412424
You can also use a Shuttle bus provided by ATVO. Atvo provides a direct connection between the Marco Polo Airport and Piazzale Roma which should take approximately 20 minutes. Trips depart every 30 minutes. For prices and schedule of the Shuttle Bus of ATVO, please vist www.atvo.it or call +390421383672
The other alternative is Alilaguna Line (Blue line).This is a private water line in collaboration with ACTV, which connects the airport with Zattere and Tronchetto in Venice. The trip takes about 1 hour and a half. Zattere is approximately 500m away from San Basilio Termianal. For prices and schedule please visit www.alilaguna.com or call +390412401701
ANTONIO CANOVA AIRPORT (SANT'ANGELO, TREVISO)
You can also use a Shuttle bus provided by ATVO. Atvo provides a direct connection between the Airport and Piazzale Roma.For prices and schedule of the Shuttle Bus of ATVO, please visit www.atvo.it or call +390421383672
PIAZZALE ROMA BUS STATION:
Piazzale Roma Bus Station is approximately 1km distance from San Basilio which can either be reached on foot or by using the ACTV "Vaporetto" public Water line (black route) Route 2. The duration of this trip should be approximately 20 mins. Once you get off the boat, you should take a left turn and cross a little wooden bridge, where you will find San Basilio terminal.
TRONCHETTO/SANTA LUCIA RAILWAY STATION:
Both Tronchetto and Santa Lucia Railway station are approximately 2km distance from San Basilio which can either be reached on foot or by using the ACTV "Vaporetto" public Water line (black route) Route 2. The duration of this trip should be approximately 10-20 mins. Once you get off the boat, you should take a left turn and cross a little wooden bridge, where you will find San Basilio terminal.
From all locations mentioned above except Antonio Canova Airport, you can also use the services of a Private Water Taxi. for more information on this service please visit www.veneziataxi.it or call +39041723112 +39041723112