we always think about what can make your holiday memorable! That’s why we prepared a brief list of Venice Highlights that can help you to navigate the city in the best way possible.
When to go
Venice is beautiful, always. As a fascinating woman, Venice is stunning with every clothing, in every season. Just consider that during the summer it could be very busy. Surely the weather will be very nice from March to June and in September. While in July and August it could be very hot and crowded. The city is amazing also during the winter, with the sea fog winding the monuments, for a very mysterious atmosphere. From November to February you could also see the famous high tides, fascinating for sure but quite annoying too because many monuments could be closed.
How to arrive
By plane from Marco Polo airport (international flights) or from Treviso airport. You can reach the airports by car, train, bus or alilaguna (a ferry). Venice is very well connected by high speed trains to Verona and Milan. The main train station is Venezia Santa Lucia. There is also a big port for cruises, the Tronchetto, reachable in less than 5 minutes by train from the city center (People Mover). Once in Venice you can walk in the many and beautiful calli (tiny picturesque streets) or admire the city from the canals using water taxis, vaporetto (ferry) or, the more expensive and beautiful, gondola.
Where to stay
Venice is divided into sestieri, each one with its own characteristic. If you wish to enjoy the night in the center, we suggest to stay in the San Marco or San Polo neighborhood. In alternative, if you prefer the silence and tranquillity, you can stay in Dorsoduro, Castello or Cannaregio. Here below you find a solution for any need: a detailed selection of KAYAK’s best hotels in Venice. https://www.kayak.co.uk/Venice-Hotels.8997.hotel.ksp
What to see
In Venice there are thousands of things to see, but we suggest selecting the places to visit depending on how many days you have at disposal. For sure there are some must-see that need to be on your list: Piazza San Marco and the Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal, Rialto bridge, Bridge of Sighs, Peggy Guggenheim collection, the most ancient Jewish Ghetto in the world and, if possible, Murano and Burano islands. Don’t forget that Venice is divided in sestieri, each one with its own treasures. The most authentic ones are Castello and Dorsoduro, where Venetians still live and work.
What to eat
Many Osteria and Trattoria populate the city. These are the most traditional places where you can taste the authentic local gastronomy. But don’t forget that Venice is also famous for the Bacari, local bars where you can eat cicheti (like little bruschetta) and drink the ombre de vin (literally a taste of wine). We suggest wandering in the city to discover these traditional places and taste the delicious food and wine. The most famous cicheti are with fish (sarde, baccalà or seppie) and the wine is usually white or red in a little glass (around €2 per glass). The traditional dishes are baccalà mantecato, risi e bisi (rice with peas), sarde in saor, seppie al nero (cuttlefish), moeche (little crabs) and much more. A famous cocktail for aperitif is Bellini or Spritz, born in this region hundreds of years ago.
Check out momondo’s Venice Guide for travel inspiration.
8 March 2021