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It is not clear as to Venice’s origin but, some historians believe refugees of the roman Empire settle here first. The Republic of Venice existed as a trading power throughout the Mediterranean from 697-1797. During that time Venice prospered trading with the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world in the eastern Mediterranean. Spurred by Marco Polo’s travels to east Asia the appeal of Asian goods ignited and appetite in the rest of Europe that would initiate the age of Exploration.

Its island location in the middle of the Venice lagoon make it a unique city of canals and bridges. With over 400 bridges on various islands a visit here is a one of a kind. For this, Venice has been one of the most desired cities to visit in Europe for decades.

Regions of Venice…
Venice
  • Cannaregio
  • Castello
  • Dorsoduro
  • Giudecca
  • Lido
  • San Giorgio Maggiore
  • San Marcos
  • San Polo
  • Santa Croce
Points of Interests in Venice…

NameTypeClassArea
Archaeological MuseumMuseumArchaeologySan Marco
ASAC LibraryMuseumLibraryCastello
Bartolomeo ColleoniMuseumMonumentCastello
Basilica di San Pietro di CastelloLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
Byzantine Pictures MuseumMuseum14th to 18th centuryCastello
Ca' Pesaro - International GalleryMuseumModern ArtSanta Croce
Ca' Pesaro - MuseumMuseumOriental ArtSanta Croce
Ca' Rezzonico - MuseumMuseum18th Century Venice
Dorsoduro
Campanile of St. MarkLandmarkBell TowerSan Marco
Clock towerLandmarkHistoric BldgSan Marco
Convento di S.Francesco del DesertoLandmark / ReligiousConventBurano
Correr MuseumMuseumVenetian historySan Marco
Fondazione Giorgio CiniLandmark / ReligiousChurch / Cemetery / LibraryIsola di San Giorgio
Fondazione Querini StampaliaMuseumArt / Furniture / Castello
Galleria dell'Accademia di VeneziaMuseumClassic ArtDorsoduro
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti Ca' d'OroMuseumPainting & SculptureCannaregio
GesuatiLandmark / ReligiousChurchDorsoduro
GesuitiLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
Giovanni CabotoMuseumMonumentCastello
Grand CanalLandmarkCanalVenice
House of Carlo GoldoniMuseumLibraryDorsoduro
Jewish Ghetto of VeniceNeighborhoodCannaregio
Jewish MuseumMuseumJewish HistoryCannaregio
Le Macchine di Leonardo a VeneziaMuseumDa Vinci modelsDorsoduro
Madonna dell'OrtoLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
Marciana National LibraryMuseumLibrarySan Marco
Marco Polo AirportTransportationAirportTessera
Mekhitarist MonasteryMuseumLibraryLido
Mocenigo PalaceMuseumPalaceSanta Croce
Museo DiocesanoMuseumReligiousCastello
Museo Storico NavaleMuseumArsenaleCastello
Music MuseumMuseumMusicalSan Marco
Natural History MuseumMuseumNatural HistorySanta Croce
Oratorio dei CrociferiMuseumMonastery ArtCannaregio
Palazzo CiniLandmark15th and 16th century ArtDorsoduro
Palazzo FortunyMuseumPainting & LampsSan Marco
Palazzo GrassiMuseumContemporarySan Marco
Palazzo GrimaniMuseumRenaissance San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
MuseumModern artDorsoduro
Physics Museum Anton Maria TraversiMuseumPhysicsCannaregio
Piazzale Roma bus stationTransportationBus TerminalSanta Croce
Ponte degli Scalzi
LandmarkBridgeCannaregio / Santa Croce
Ponte dell'AccademiaLandmark BridgeSan Marco / Dorsoduro
Ponte di RialtoLandmarkBridgeSan Polo / San Marco
Punta della DoganaMuseumContemporaryDorsoduro
S. Francesco della VignaLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
S. GiobbeLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
S. Giovanni CrisostomoLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
S. Giovanni in BragoraLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
S. GiulianoLandmark / ReligiousChurchSan Marco
S. Maria del CarmeloLandmark / ReligiousChurchDorsoduro
S. Maria della SaluteLandmark / ReligiousChurchDorsoduro
S. Maria FormosaLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
S. Michele in IsolaLandmark / ReligiousChurchIsola di San Michele
S. SalvatoreLandmark / ReligiousChurchSan Marco
S. SebastianoLandmark / ReligiousChurchDorsoduro
S. StefanoLandmark / ReligiousChurchSan Marco
S. ZaccariaLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
Saint Mark's BasilicaLandmark / ReligiousBasilicaSan Marco
San Giacomo di RialtoLandmark / ReligiousChurchSan Polo
San Giovanni e PaoloLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
San Michele CemeteryLandmarkCemeteryIsola di San Michele
San Simeone PiccoloLandmark / ReligiousChurchSanta Croce
Santa Maria dei MiracoliLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
Santa Maria della PietàLandmark / ReligiousChurchCastello
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei FrariLandmark / ReligiousChurchSan Polo
Santa Maria MaddalenaLandmark / ReligiousChurchCannaregio
Scala Contarini del BovoloMuseumVenetian architectureSan Marco
Scuola Dalmatina di San Giorgio e TrifoneMuseumReligious ArtCastello
Scuola Grande dei CarminiMuseumReligious ArtDorsoduro
Scuola Grande di S.Giovanni EvangelistaMuseumReligious ArtSan Polo
Scuola Grande di San RoccoLandmarkHistoric BldgSan Polo
SS. RedentoreLandmark / ReligiousChurchGiudecca
St. Mark's SquareMuseumCity SquareSan Marco
State ArchiveMuseumLibraryDorsoduro
Telecom Italia Future CentreMuseumTelecommunicationSan Marco
Venezia Santa LuciaTransportationTrain StationCannaregio
ZattereLandmarkCanal PromenadeDorsoduro
Day Trips from Venice…
  • Burano
  • Cortina d”Ampezzo
  • The Dolomites
  • Ferrara 🏛
  • Lake Garda
  • Mestre
  • Murano
  • Padua 🏛
  • Prosecco Hills
  • Ravenna 🏛
  • Torcello
  • Valpolicella
  • Veneto 🏛
  • Verona 🏛

Transportation in Venice…

✈️ Airports

Venice has one major airport with an alternative near Treviso
VCE – Marco Polo Venezia Airport – Located on the mainland near Mestre it is the main airport with International service. There are non-stop flights to 3 US cities from VCE. Transportation is by ATVO Express bus 35 to Piazzale Roma in Venice. Alilaguna runs 3 water taxi lines to locations in Venice from the docks at the airport.
TSF – Treviso Airport – Located 25 km north from Venice near Treviso is smaller but, with flights to other European cities from low cost airlines. Transportation is by ATVO Express bus to Piazzale Roma in Venice. Barzi Bus also runs service to Mestre rain station.

🚊 Public Transportation

Light Rail Tram: AVM (tram route map)
T1 line, Monte Celo ↔︎ Mestre Centro ↔︎ Venezia-Pizzale Roma
T2 line, Salamonio ↔︎ Mestre Centro ↔︎ Venezia-Pizzale Roma

Ferry / BoatACTV (Vaporetto (waterbus) route map)
1 line, Ferrovia → Lido S.M.E.
2 line, Rialto → S. Marco S. Zaccaria
4.1 line, Murano → Murano (circle route)
4.2 line, Murano → Murano (circle route)
5.1 line, Lido S.M.E. → Lido S.M.E. (circle route)
5.2 line, Lido S.M.E. → Lido S.M.E. (circle route)
7 line, Murano → S. Marco S. Zaccaria
8 line, Sacca Fisola. → Lido S. Nicolò
11 line, Lido S.M.E. → Chioggia
12 line, Punta Sabbioni → Fondamente Nove
13 line, Fondamente Nove → Treporti
14 line, Lido S.M.E. → Burano
16 line, Fusina → Zattere
17 line, Tronchetto Ferry-Boat → Lido S. Niccol Ferry-Boat
18 line, Lido S.M.E. → Murano → Lido S.M.E.
20 line, S. Marco S. Zaccaria → S. Lazzaro → (seasonal) Lido Casino
22 line, Tre Arch → Punta Sabbioni
N line, Punta Sabbioni → Lido S.M.E.

Alilaguna
Blu (blue) line, (map) Airport → Murnao Colonna → F. Te Nove → Ospedale → Bacini → Lido S.M.E.
Verde (green) line, (map) Ferrovia S. Lucia → Tronchetto → Giudecca Stucky → Zattere → San Marco Giardinetti → Lido → Murano → Burano → Torcello
Arancio (orange) line, (map) Airport → F. TE Nova → Madonna Dell’Orto → Guglie → San Stae → Rialto → Sant’ Angelo → Ca’ Rezzonico → Santa Maria Del Giglio
Rosa (pink) line, (map) Terminal San Giuliano → Tre Archi
Rossa (red) line, (map) Airport → Murano Museo → Certosa → Lido S.M.E. → Arsenale → San Marco → Giudecca Zitelle → Cruise Termainal

City Bus : AVM (Bus routes from Venice to mainland)
2 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Viale Don Sturzo
4 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Via Altinia
4L line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Mestre Centro
5 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Marco Polo Airport
6 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Spinea
6L line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Via Correnti
7 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎Via Martiri della Libertà
7L line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Brendole
12L line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Piazza 27 Ottobre
19 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Favaro-Via Altinia
24 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Pertini
24B line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Bissuola
24H line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Don Tosatto
43 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Mestre FS
56 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Ca’ Bertelle
66 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Chirignago
80 line, Venezia-Pizzale Roma ↔︎ Martellago
N1(night), Venezia-Pizzale Roma bus station ↔︎ Mestre Centro
N2 (night), Venezia-Pizzale Roma bus station ↔︎ Mestre Centro

People Mover: AVM Tronchetto ↔︎ Marittima ↔︎ Venezia-Pizzale Roma
Transit Cards / Passes: ACTV TicketsVenezia Unica City Pass