Even if Venice is accessible by car, train and boat, the main touristic airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Canova Airport. Here, we provide few useful information to reach Venice from these airports.
This Sunday, our idea was to enjoy a relaxing night in Venice, avoiding crowds and folks.
For this reason, we chose to stay around Sestiere Santa Croce, which is cool and near the train station, the perfect choice to chill out.
Venice is a city without cars, the last point you can reach driving is Piazzale Roma, crossing “Ponte della Libertà” (Freedom Bridge), where also trains and buses run.
Once in Piazzale Roma, or in Stazione Santa Lucia arriving by train, you get to choose how to move: on foot, “vaporetti” (small ferry boats) or taxi.
Everybody knows what the Gondola is, and when you think of Venice you immediately think of it, but have you ever asked yourself what the comb on the bow represents?
Choosing the right accommodation is important to enjoy your visit in Venice.
When you are planning your trip in Venice, the first question about the accommodation could be:
‘Inside or outside Venice?’
In Venice and in Veneto, Spritz is way more than a drink.
It is the ideal “aperitivo” before lunch or dinner, it is an excuse to meet, talk and eat little tapas, called cicchetti, like chips (minimum, get angry if they don’t bring them), bread and local salami, small slices of pizza or focaccia or even tramezzini.
When I went to Torcello for the first time, with my girlfriend, I was very sceptical about it. When you arrive there with the ferry-boat, taken from Burano, you have the feeling that there is nothing there, but then you discover that it is … particular and beautiful 🙂
As I said, you arrive with the ferry boat and then you have to follow a pathway: on your right there is a canal and on your left there are fields with weeds.
While you are walking you think ‘but where am I? There is nothing here’ until you find on the right a strange bridge, called ‘Devil’s Bridge’ (Ponte del Diavolo) .
Venice isn’t only San Marco and Rialto, Venice is more… so much more!
For example there are Venice’s islands, and one of them is the colourful Burano.
The name ‘Burano’ has origins from ‘Porta Buranea’ (Buranea’s door) so-called as it is in the North-east, that is the direction where the Bora wind blows.
Nestled in Dorsoduro, Ca’ Dario is a XVth century palace surrounded in mystery.
According to legend the house is cursed: whoever lives here is destined for bankruptcy or committed suicide.
“An old courtesan bent under the weight of her jewelry” D’Annunzio.
When: 13-17 of April
Tips: Easter is a very good period to enjoy traditional food, be sure to book a restaurant well in advance though!
Easter is chosen by many tourists as the perfect period to visit Venice.
It is possible to enjoy the festive atmosphere connected with the Christian and Hebraic Easter celebrations.
Venice is home of the Patriarch of Venice, an ancient religious institution dating back to October 1451. Continue reading “EASTER 2017 IN VENICE”