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Venice at a Glance

Venice's tangled alleyways, arched bridges and famed gondola's have gotten Venetians where they needed to go for centuries. To unleash the city's charm, lose yourself in the tangled streets and find hidden treasures and the evidence of the ordinary lives lived here.

Venice is filled with art, church and history. When you need a break from marveling at this floating city's structure, visit Saint Marco square for festival or a glimpse at the famous building. Try the naval museum for an off-the-beaten-path glimpse of Venice as a naval power. Explore Venice's pathways for vintage and modern silk masks and then attend a masked ball or bring the mask home as a souvenir. Taste gelato, sample squid, enjoy a pasta meal or bite into a local fish. Whatever your pleasure, Venice has some way to hook you and keep you coming back.

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High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Venezia Santa Lucia railway station
      • Bus Piazzale Roma Bus Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Venice has cool, wet winters and warm to hot summers. Bring warm rain gear for winter and be prepared to head inside for rougher storms.

      Safety Concerns Watch out for pick pockets who work the crowds. Keep valuables and your passport safe by placing them in a safe in your hotel.

      Health Concerns Venice has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe by protecting yourself from other people's illnesses.