If Paris is the city of love, then Venice is the city of absolute romanticism. You have to come to Veneto, on the Adriatic coast, at least once in your life, and cross the lagoon to get lost in its narrow streets, from squares to squares, from churches to palaces. You have to see Venice and sail along the canals in one of the hundreds of gondolas that criss-cross the city's six historic districts. From St. Mark's Square to the Doge's Palace, from the Rialto Bridge to the Church of the Friars Minor, "La Sérénissime" is the city-museum par excellence, rich in a stunning cultural and architectural heritage, to be discovered with its Venice tourist guide. From Marco Polo to Casanova, passing through Shakespeare, Petrarch or Hemingway, many travelling artists have succumbed to the charms of the other city of lovers. A lacustrian city whose artistic variety never disappoints, from Roman memories to Renaissance masterpieces, with its avant-garde museums such as the Guggenheim or the Pinault Foundation at Palazzo Grassi or its world-class events such as the Venice Biennale.

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When to go to Venice?

The best times to go to Venice are spring and autumn, even if there are plenty of tourists. We particularly recommend September to taste the glamour of the Mostra, the film festival, and visit the Biennale, or the two weeks from mid-February to see the Carnival. Beware of the phenomenon of the acqua alta (high tide) which often floods the city at the end of October-early November. December and its fogs (and sometimes even the snow) are magical. In summer, avoid the period from July 1 to August 15, as the heat and tourists could spoil your stay.

How to go to Venice? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Travel agencies offer all-inclusive weekends to taste all the wonders of Venice but also longer tours including the other most touristic cities in the northern half of Italy: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Siena... The Venice Biennale and Carnival are also the subject of all-inclusive event packages.

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There are many direct flights to Venice at prices ranging from simple to quadruple. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets several months before your departure!

The easiest way is to walk around because the heart of the city is completely closed to traffic. For longer trips, there is the vaporetto (bus boat). The city has about fifteen vaporetto lines that allow you to quickly reach any site on the lagoon.

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When to travel?

The best times to go to Venice are spring and autumn, even if there are plenty of tourists. We particularly recommend...
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Weather forecast

The climate of Veneto is continental. Venice is beautiful at every time of the year: poetic and mysterious in winter,...
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Budget

Italy is in the euro zone. Venice is notoriously a very expensive city. Plan a fairly large budget, especially for ho...
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Formalities

For citizens of the European Union, an identity card is sufficient to enter Italian territory and stay there for thre...
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Health

Low risk of particular contamination or lack of emergency assistance. Rescue is very well organized and the mobile ph...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are many direct flights to Venice at prices ranging from simple to quadruple. It should be noted that the price...
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How to get organized?

Travel agencies offer all-inclusive weekends to taste all the wonders of Venice but also longer tours including the o...
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Getting around

The easiest way is to walk around because the heart of the city is completely closed to traffic. For longer trips, th...
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