Venice is also known as the City of Love. Its charm lies in its less well-known nooks and crannies, creating an intimate atmosphere for anyone who has the pleasure of discovering them.
Venice is home to uniquely beautiful spots, with the calli - the traditional name for Venice’s streets - offering breathtaking views at every turn. The magic of Venice is not only enjoyed by local residents, but it also attracts huge numbers of tourists from all over the world.
Museum and monuments are the main attractions of Venice - an immortal city built on water. Some of the world’s greatest and most famous art masterpieces are stored in the city. Venice is a truly marvellous city, accessible by both land and sea. You need a healthy dose of curiosity - and to be in the mood for a lot of walking! - to get around Venice, which is home to a huge number of bridges, built to connect the different banks of the canals. There are also lots of “alternative” Venice travel itineraries, for people who want to get off the beaten track and enjoy the breathtaking views waiting around every corner.
Venice can only be visited on foot or by water (ferries, boats and gondolas). To get the real Venice experience the centre is the best place to head for, whether that’s St Mark's Square, near the Grand Canal or by the Rialto Bridge. Alternatively, you could still opt for a neighbourhood a little further from the centre, but close to Santa Lucia train station area. We wouldn’t recommend travelling to Venice by car, given the ban on cars on the island itself.