"Getting There: You usually..." Venice Transportation Tip by venica

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Getting There: You usually arrive at Marco Polo airport. The right way to go to Venice from here is definitely by boat. The water bus from the airport is run by Alilaguna, it takes 1h 40 mins to San Marco
and it's a nice way to start your vaccation. You will get a good look at the lagoon on your way to Venice. If it's sunset or sunrise....it is great!! To go by bus/car from airport is really NOT the right way
to 'enter' Venice for the first time. I can assure you: the moment you see Venice for the first time you'll never forget it. You can also take a water
taxi from airport, but off course that'll cost you more money. Ask about the price before you agree to board one... if 2-4 people are going together, it
can be worthwhile. So; my recomondation is : VENEZIA is water....you should arrive on water to get the 'right' feeling at once!
!Buy a good map!! Don't be afraid to get lost in Venice...
actually you should!! Just walk around; wherever you are, it'll never be far
away from the Grand Canal. Remember, this is a small city, you can walk
across it in less than an hour! Venice is very safe for tourists, even at
night time.. no problem. So, the way to see Venice is on foot ..and it's
nice to walk around. During the day, San Marco and Rialto areas are crowded
with tourists, but just a few steps away from the main routes and you will
find nice and quiet areas and a local bar/restaurant to enjoy some wine,
coffee or maybe something stronger. A nice day could follow this route: from
San Marco, walk towards Academia, cross the wooden bridge over the Grand
Canal. Take some time to look at the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, go
to the Giudecca Canal on the south side. Carry on along Giudecca until you
reach the St. Barnaby Canal, turn left into the Dorsoduro area, heading to
S. Lucia (the railway station) in the north/west of the city. At S. Lucia , take vaporetto no. 1 down the Grand Canal towards San Marco, where you started, or walk on the other side heading towards Rialto.

Venice is divided in 'Sestiere'..... (more to come later...

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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