1. Take a slow-moving ride on a Vaporetto in Venice – make sure this is one of the things to do in Europe.2. Try a different flavour of gelato every day. Every Europe itinerary has to have a stop at a gelato parlour.
A cluster of some 120 miniature islands, Venice is easily the dreamiest city in the world, turning the most prosaic of people into passionate poets. A UNESCO World Heritage property, this Italian lagoon is one of the most popular destinations on earth with its many canals and gondolas, piazzas and glass sculptures. You might never know when a street ends into an expanse of water and when a masked stranger entices you into an unknown corner- Venezia is all about accidental but magical discoveries. With its marble palaces, towering cathedrals and well-heeled locals, Venice takes opulence to new extremes. The only heart-breaking truth is that the city is gradually being consumed by water and might just perish in a hundred years. Sign up for a rendezvous with this beauty before she bids adieu.
19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in the Mestre district, which has many local and international restaurants. Return to hotel about 22.30 hrs.Total distance: 545kmScenery: we head for the Alps, with their mountains, lakes and valleys.Note: The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.We cross the Swiss border. Don’t forget to have your passports ready.08:00 h. Venice – Departure, crossing the Po Valley.09:30 h. Verona – Our guide will tell you the best way to visit this city, which has many interesting monuments: Bra Square, Roman Theatre dating from the 1st century, Erbe Square, Statue of Dante, Mediaeval Walls and the house of Juliet, from the famous story of Romeo and Juliet.12:00 h. We continue towards Switzerland and the Alps. Lunch on the way.
In Venice you can admire the sheer loveliness of an exquisite city that seems miraculously built on water. It is full of crowded squares, busy markets, bustling souvenir shops, lively wine bars , not to forget the graceful gondolas and it is a place to get capture colorful & elegant pictures!I went there with my parents in peak summer (June 2015) and we were burnt down by the heat and got severely sun tanned. If you are like us, from Chennai, you might just not mind the heat that much; Otherwise it is not a good idea to go during peak summer. The second time I went during Spring (Month of March!!) we had a pleasant stay.HOW TO GET TO VENICEVenice is an island separated from the mainland surrounded by the venetian lagoon. The Marco Polo airport is very far away. Cars are not allowed inside the city. When you arrive at Marco polo airport you can take either a bus , car or a train to the main railway station. The bus cost about 9 euros one way and that is the cheapest means to reach the city. You can arrive in style my a boat which costs 110 Euros for 4 people.HOW TO GET AROUND VENICEVenice is a relatively small town and can be explored by walking around. People have this notion that since there are numerous waterways it has to be traveled by water. Contrary to this popular belief Waterbus or vaporetto is the most expensive means of transport.A single waterbus ticket costs 7.5 euros and is good for 75 minutes in one direction, which means you can transfer as long as you aren’t headed back toward your starting point. To avoid a steep fine, validate your ticket at the grey-and-white electronic card reader.The round trip was about 15 euros and as a family of four it costs us 60 euros for a 2 hour adventure. You can get a 24-hour travel card for EUR 20 (1500 Rs for a ticket).GONDOLAS
Now who did not dream of a Gondola ride across the picturesque waterways of Venice! While in there, one could also boast about having a first hand experience of 'Casino Royale', walking in the shoes of James Bond at the impressive 17th Century Palazzo Pisani.
From Amsterdam we flew to Venice the city of canals,Love and Water. From Amsterdam it was 2 hour flight journey. From airport you have lot of buses to island bus number 5 goes to island main station. To reach St.Mark's square you need to take boats there are couple of boats every 10-15 min.Check the station and board the boat. You can take day pass which includes the bus and boat tickets as well.Which is much cheaper then buying ticket everyday. Accommodation: We had stayed 20-25 min away from main island in Novatel. It was a good property but little far off from main island.If booked prior you may get good option of hotels on island itself and it would be best choice.You check AirBnB as well it has good options. Places to visit: 1)St Mark's Square 2)St Peters Basilica 3)Dodges Palace 4)Grand Canal 5)Murano & Burano Island Best way to explore is take a walking tours where they will tel you the history of venice.You can book tour online or you can book it from island.On St.Marks square in one corner there is tourist office from where you can book all sort of tours. Visit to Murano island is must but there is no need to take guided tours for those island is my opinion. This island has glass factories and shops.Which truly make beautiful glass things from earnings to showpieces to what not.Its just beautiful. If you are interested in purchasing glass things will suggest go around the shops in Murano island you may get things at reasonable price then main island. Gandola ride is must do it will take you through the small canals all over the island and its beautiful in the evening.It wonderful to see how the whole island is setup on water.Just mesmerizing. It gives you the feeling of freezed in Time :) As well you can try some Gelato when in venice.
Idyllic and beautiful!
The city runs at a different pace. it's small and charming. there are more tourists than locals in Venice. no cars are allowed and you can either walk or use the water bus (vaporetto) to travel in Venice. walking lets you get lost in the narrow streets of Venice and is the best way to discover the city