CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: HOW’S VENICE?

It’s been already six months since the start of the Italian lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Althought the isolation has probably been the most necessary method to slow down the illness and allow hospitals to better manage their spaces and capacities, the consequences for commerce and tourism have been really serious. The tertiary sector is facing a powerful crisis, which is hitting all the Italian cities, including Venice.

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CORONAVIRUS: CARNIVAL IS CANCELLED

In the last few hours, Italy has been the centre of the global attention.

We all know about the Coronavirus, a new illness that originates from China and is now frightening the whole world.
Unfortunately, Italy is, by datas, one of the more affected areas on the planet.
The COVID-19, which didn’t seem to represent a big risk until two days ago, has infected more than 100 people in the North of Italy, and the number is increasing.

Copyright https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231453-new-coronavirus-may-be-much-more-contagious-than-initially-thought/

Institutions still don’t know why this explosion of cases has been spreading so suddenly, but that’s why measures of security and precautions have been immediately taken.

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WE ARE NOW ARRIVING TO: VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA, FINAL DESTINATION OF THIS JOURNEY

Are you planning to come to Venice?

Are you worried about how the transports and the logistical services work?

And do you want to keep it easy, and maybe lose yourself in a perfect Italian atmosphere and routine?

This is the article for you! When you are finally in Italy, the first thing you may wonder is “how do I reach the city?”. Of course, the simpler way is to find a taxi or a bus outside the airport if you are coming by plane: this will bring you to Piazzale Roma, the only square in Venice where cars are free to circulate. However, there is another beautiful manner to reach the floating city: we are talking about the train!

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MOVING IN VENICE

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.Taxi venice

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