Things to Know about Venice
Venice, the most famous city in Italy, which is also one of the most interesting and lovely cities in the world as well, is known by its several names, such as “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”, “City of Water” and “City of Masks”. Renowned for its network of canals, the beautiful city of Venice attracts the tourists with its churches, museums and joyful romantic ride along the enchanting canals on a private water taxi – the vaporetti.
Best Places to Visit
Venice offers myriad attractions to its visitors, which can be ably explored with the help of our Venice City Guide. Some of the famous places of interest worth visiting here include the San Giovanni e Paolo church, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Correr Museum, Doge's Palace, Jewish Ghetto of Venice, St. Mark's Square, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, St. Mark's Basilica, Canal Grande, Rialto Bridge and many more.
Best Time to Visit
The peak tourism months of June through September draw a large number of tourists from across the world every year to Venice. The month of February is also a good time to enjoy the 10-day Carnival.
Best Dining Places
The typical Venetian cuisine is based on abundant seafood, polenta and rice. The dishes worth trying out here are sepia, cuttlefish, risotto nero (a rice dish), radicchio trevisano, and zuppa di pesce fish soup. Head to the areas nearby the Rialto bridge to savour these dishes at the many restaurants with tables by the canal. You can also visit the Dorsoduro area of Venice for the delicacies.
Best Airlines to Reach
Venice is served by Venice Marco Polo Airport. Several international airlines keep the city accessible with different parts of the world. Major airlines serving Venice include Alitalia, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, Austrian Airlines, TAP Air, Airberlin and others.
Best Places to Stay
Accommodations options of all kind suiting all budgets are available in Venice. For cheap hotels in Venice, consider visiting the San Marco neighborhood, near Saint Mark's Square, which is mostly frequented by tourists looking for cheap places to stay.