Plan your trip to Venice

Venice useful information to help you plan your vacation

Venetian artist Livio De Marchi ( driving his hand-made wooden Ferrari in the Bacino San Marco. Kids, don't try this at home (or in Venice).

How to get to Venice by airplane, train, car, ferry, or cruise ship

Visitor information (Photo )

Tourism information in Venice

Perfect Venice itineraries (Photo )

How to see the best of Venice, whether you have half a day or a full week


From the Metro (subway) and the bus to taxis, shared bikes, and other transportation options in Venice


Typical prices and costs in Venice faced by visitors and tourists

Italian farmacie are usually marked by an illuminated green cross

General Venice safety info, hospitals and pharmacies, emergency numbers, pickpockets, and more

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The most useful hints, tips, and advice for a Venice trip


Enjoy free admission to various Venice sights and monuments (along with skip-the-line privileges), plus discounts at other attractions

Transportation options to and within Italy (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA, illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to Italy and getting around Italy: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy

Some airports even have SIM card vending machines if you have an unlocked phone

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within Italy

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From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

Credit card safety measures mean it will often be declined abroad if you don't warn the bank first

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in Italy

Transportation options to and within Italy

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

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