A guided tour is the best way to learn more about Venice in a short time. A professional guide will show the main sights of the city and tell you a lot of things that you can not find in the guidebooks. You will see the most beautiful places of the city and make good pictures (selfie). For those who want to know the city better, there is a wide choice of thematic tours.
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Venice Carnival 2020 (Carnevale di Venezia) will be held from 08 to 25 February. You will find information about the main events of the carnival (dates and venues) on this page. The most interesting events are usually held on weekends at San Marco Square. The theme of the carnival of 2020: "Il Gioco, l'amore e la Follia" (can be translated as "Game, love and madness").
There are a lot of hotels in Venice but nevertheless, places in hotels may not be enough. This is especially true in high season and during popular events (such as Carnival).
This is due to the fact that hotels in Venice, as a rule, are small and with a small number of rooms, as well as because the fact that Venice is one of the most visited cities in Italy.
Gondolas are one of the attractions of Venice. The gondola is a traditional Venetian rowing boat of special form. Gondola can be considered as one of the symbols of Venice. Dimensions and design boats provided by law, from the XVIII century. Boat length is 11.05 meters, width of 140 centimeters.
Gondolier steers the boat using only one oar. Currently gondolas used only for entertainment of tourists. The number of licenses issued for riding tourists in gondolas in Venice restricted by law (425).
Water transport is the only transport mode in Venice. Boats of different sizes are carrying tourists from the train station, bus station and from the airport to the city center. Local residents prefer to travel by foot (small distances).
The photo shows boats awaiting tourists near the bus station in Venice. It is early morning. In Vnice is slight haze.
Map of Venice (Italy). The map shows location of many interesting for tourists places in Venice.
How to move around the territory of Venice? Venice is the largest pedestrian area in the world! Cars and buses have to stop in the western part of Venice, on the Tronchetto island or on the “Piazzale Roma” square (near the train station). It is said that the locals are moved through the historic center of Venice usually on foot. This is the best way to get around the city of Venice for tourists too. But quite often there is a need to use public transport to move around Venice.
Rome, Venice and Florence are the most visited by foreign tourists’ cities in Italy. There are many interesting for tourists’ places in Italy. Venice is the most famous city of Italy. It is a unique, splendid, one-of-a-kind city in the world. The majority of arriving in Italy tourists includes a trip to Venice in the plan of their journey.
St Mark's Basilica is the most famous of the Venice churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture.
St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is located on St. Mark's Square, next to the Palace of the Doges of Venice. This is one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in Venice. Cathedral has an unusual appearance, and not like most churches.
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice is one of the most famous and the most visited by tourists’ city attractions. The palace is located in the center of the city, on “Piazza San Marco” square. San Marco Square is visiting by all coming to Venice tourists. Doge's Palace is one of the most prominent buildings on the square. Currently in the palace is located museum. According to statistics, in 2010, the palace visited 1.36 million people.
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