How to reach Venice?


Veneto City, the provincial capital and region, with 108,082 inhabitants, situated on the homonymous lagoon of 118 islands separated by 160 canals, crossed by about 400 bridges, of which two (rail, 3601 m, and the road, 4070 m) . They connect it to Marghera and Mestre. The climate is maritime, the average annual temperature is 14.4° C. The average annual rainfall is 708 mm. The mist is very frequent and the humidity is high.

The city, which has its center in the Piazza San Marco, they stretched along the countdown to the Grand Canal, its biggest channel, for a length of 4260 m and a width from north to the south of me in 2790 for an area of ??7062 sq km. Separate from the urban core by means of the OMON Channel. the length of 1680 m and wide c. 300 m, it extends the Giudecca, set of eight small islands, once known for its particular form Spinalonga, and divided by dellle Channel Thanks from 'island of San Giorgio Maggiore which closes towards the basin of San S. Marco.

Proceeding to the arsenal are the gardens, constructed by Napoleon I in 1807 and now home of the International Art, and just after the small island of St. Helena, all villas and sports fields. On the long island of Malamocco it was created in the second half of the century. XIX the Lido.

Noteworthy is the port, which now stands in the urban district of Marghera and boasts an annual rather substantial freight movement. The railway junction of Venice's Mestre, with direct lines to Bologna, Milan, Trento, Trieste, Udine-Tarvisio. The municipal area, large 455.2 sq km, has 363,062 inhabitants (347,347 in 2003).

The city is characterized by beautiful architecture of the Romanesque and Gothic period, often of Eastern influence in particular in the decoration made with materials coming from the East.

The greatest Venetian monument, the Basilica of San Marco, was built in 1073 on an existing building according to a central plan preceded by atrium, topped by large domes at the eastern way, bringing together in the decoration Romanesque elements in Byzantine and late Gothic. E' enriched outside by a great plastic decoration, the work of local and Byzantine masters, and inside of a rich mosaic decoration (buckets. XII-XVI), with bronze doors of the buckets. XI-XVI, from the golden shovel, with Renaissance sculptures, sacred paintings and furniture of great artistic importance.

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How to get to Venice by train

The only Venice train station is in St. Lucia. It connected to the rest of Italy with Eurostar trains, Intercity, Interregional and local (for train times please consult the website of the state railways at Luggage can be easily transported out of the station using the available trucks in and out through the appropriate side exit ramp. You can leave your luggage in custody at (near platform 14), open daily from 06.00 to 24.00. It can, however, ask to Trasbagagli Cooperative (tel. + 39-041-5203070) for transportation in the city, much more problematic.

How to get to Venice by plain

FROM MARCO POLO AIRPORT VENICE: If you arrive by plane at Marco Polo Airport in Venice And possible to reach the historic center of Venice in different ways:

- By taxi: in 15 minutes you are in Piazzale Roma (radiotaxi Mestre tel. + 39-041-936222). From Piazzale Roma you can go directly into the city on foot or by waterbus.

- Water taxi: water taxis are private speedboats to transport passengers. They differ from the public water buses to their small size (can load at most a dozen people); They represent so perhaps faster to reach the center of Venice - about 30 minutes - but certainly also the most expensive.

- Bus ATVO: a direct connection from the Marco Polo Airport in Venice (Piazzale Roma) in 20 minutes; buses leave every half hour. Check the timetable here. There is also a dedicated service with shuttle flybus from Marco Polo Airport to the railway station of Mestre Check timetables here. For more information on the ATVO services (Marco Polo Airport connections with the destinations of Aviano-Pordenone-Portogruaro) can consult the website of the company

- ACTV bus: the airport is connected to Venice (Piazzale Roma) of the bus (Line 5), and therefore makes several stops before reaching Piazzale Roma. The path takes about 30 minutes. The airport is also connected to the railway station of Mestre the bus line number 15. For times consult the website of 'ACTV

- Motorboats Alilaguna Blue, Red and Orange. It is an online service that brings directly from the Airport in Venice, stopping at key points in the city. The service - much cheaper than private taxis - consists of the Alilaguna Blue and Red lines, which stop at Murano, Lido, San Marco, Zattere and Giudecca Hilton Molino Stucky. The Blue line also stops at Fondamente Nuove, while the Red Line to Arsenale. Via the Grand Canal, the Orange Line connects the airport to Rialto and Sant'Angelo, passing first to Madonna dell'Orto and Spires Railway. The Alilaguna Blue lines, Red and Orange guarantee from Airport every 20 minutes. During the cruise season it is on the Brown Line, a service that connects the city center directly to the Maritime Station. For more details and information on prices and timetables please consult the website directly Alilaguna at

FROM TREVISO AIRPORT CANOVA:  If you arrive by plane from Treviso Canova Airport .And 'possible to reach the historic center of Venice with the ATVO shuttle service

- Eurobus service / Treviso Airport - Mestre-Venezia. Daily bus by highway to / from Treviso Canova Airport with Mestre (railway station) and Venice (Piazzale Roma). Information Services: tel 0421.383672-1 / 0422.315381 - 0421.5944

How to get to Venice by car

Venice is easily reached by car through motorway (A4 from Trieste and Turin, A27 from Belluno, A13 from Bologna) and road (SS.309 Romea from the Adriatic coast, SS.14 from Trieste, SS.13 from Treviso , SS.11 from Padua). Once you have arrived near the lagoon, take the Ponte della Libertà that connects literally the mainland to Venice. Directions for Venice lead to Piazzale Roma, the furthest point to which you can access with the car. Here you need to park your car.

The alternative is the large parking lot on the Tronchetto island, reached by turning right after crossing the bridge across. From Tronchetto you arrive in Venice in a few minutes, by water or by the brand-new people mover, which makes shuttle service to Piazzale Roma.

Another possibility is to leave the car in Mestre - both at parking lots located near the entrance of the Freedom Bridge near the Mestre - and get to Venice train station by public transport, both bus and train.

This list of the Tronchetto parking, Piazzale Roma and Mestre:
- ASM Venezia Piazzale Roma Garage (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0412727301
- Parking Sant'Andrea (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0412727304
- ASM Parking San Giuliano tel. 0415322632
- ASM Mestre Piazzale Candiani tel. 041976844-985616
- Venezia Tronchetto Parking (Tronchetto Island) tel. 0415207555
- Venezia San Marco Garage (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0415232213
- Fusina Park Terminal tel. 0415470160
- Tessera Park Marco Polo (Marco Polo Airport) tel. 0415415913
- Garage Europa (Mestre) tel. 041959202

How to get to Venice by boat

From the port of Venice, you can easily reach the historical center with the private boat service called Alilaguna, they do shuttle between the port and San Marco. The timetables can be found on the site of Alilaguna:

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