Are you thinking of visiting Venice? If you are, then you'll probably want to discover more about this fascinating city before your holiday. In our opinion, Venice and Rome are the two most magnificent cities in Italy and are well worth visiting, whether it be for a weekend break or a longer holiday, and this is why we have written this up-to-date travel guide of one of our absolute favorite cities.
What is Venice?
Venice is made up of 119 islands connected to one another by various bridges and overpasses. The Ponte della Libertà connects Mestre to Venice in Piazzale Roma.
The city, also known as La Dominante, has suffered from regular floodings since it was founded. Currently, this phenomenon called Acqua Alta still occurs several times a year and is a serious problem for the city.
Between autumn and spring, the level of the Adriatic Sea rises and causes flooding in Venice, especially in Piazza San Marco. The peaks are sometimes so high that the authorities have to place wooden planks to help pedestrians.
If you would like to discover more about Venice, we suggest reading our articles on its six neighborhoods, its top attractions, and its history.
Why visit Venice?
In our opinion, Venice is an extraordinary destination and we can think of numerous reasons to visit this magical city.
But if we were to give just one reason, it would be that Venice is unique and completely different from any other city in the world. A place that welcomes and captures the hearts of all those that visit it.
Looking for accommodation?
If you haven’t booked your hotel yet, we recommend visiting our search engine, where you'll find all types of hotels, serviced apartments, and hostels with the best rates guaranteed. If you book in advance, you can get up to a 75% discount and pay once you get to your hotel.
- Accommodation in Venice – find the best deals online.
Want to sail around the city of canals in a unique way? Renting a skippered boat in Venice, you'll be able to tour the city at your leasure.
On this dramatized tour of Venice, we'll discover the city of canals and the secrets hidden in its alleys guided by a famous character from the 15th century.
Why use our guide to Venice?
Our guide is written for travelers by travelers, in simple language and with useful advice about how to save and make the most of your time in The Floating City.
All the information in this guide was updated in February 2023. If you see any errors or anything which should be changed, please contact us.