Planning your Venice holidays should be no less fun then the trip itself. Fortunately Venice is one of the easier cities to plan for. The city is small and pedestrian friendly. The combination means that no matter which corner of the city you choose to sleep in you will be able to visit the rest of the city. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a few things into consideration. Venice is a city not just of canals but of bridges. If you have over packed each and every bridge will be a challenge. Dragging your suitcase even if wheeled over a bridge won’t be an enjoyable start for your trip. A busy canal view may seem romantic but that busy canal is the equivalent of a busy road. Likewise a busy street may be busy late at night.
Arriving in Venice
The easiest and likely the most impressive way to arrive is by train. Exiting the train station you’ll see the canal. Luckily right in front of the train station you’ll find a vaporetto stop. Compare the routes with your hotel location. WATER BUS SERVICE TIMETABLE The vaporetto aka water bus can be a useful way to shorten your walk.
If you’re arriving by air Alilaguna ferry service from the airport can take you into the city at a reasonable cost.
Venice holiday passes
Venice Unica city pass allows you to combine public transportation, admission to tourist attractions and cultural events . Including transport to and from the airport. You can buy one of the standard offers or you can add your own set of features to the card. Each item you add having its own price. The vaporetto have a single ride price of €7.50 per person. If you think you may be using them often buying a transit pass of some sort is highly recommended. The passes will also be useful if you intend to see the smaller islands. If you don’t intend to use the vaporetto then you should make a list of the entry fees you might be facing. Compare that to the city pass. Do not assume that the pass will always work out cheaper then buying individual entry tickets.