George’s Travel Tidbits
Venice, Italy – The Jewel of The Adriatic
Your travel “Dream Sheet” should include Venice. There is just something special about this city that cannot be put into words. The best way to describe Venice is that it has a certain feeling — a romantic feeling.
Venice is a fantastic place for the newly wed, older married couples
reliving younger years and those singles that are paired in a serious relationship.
This trip I stayed on Lido Island so I could get a panoramic view of
the Grand Canal and get a little “quiet time” away from the tourists.
Lido island is a barrier island that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Lido is home to the Venice Film Festival. It has nice hotels, a trendy residential area, great restaurants and a sandy beach.
Lido is serviced by regularly scheduled public boat service. Dozens of bicycles are stacked at the boat station,
as many of the island residents commute daily to Venice central.
Sitting on an outside balcony of a boutique hotel on Lido di Venezia, sipping a nice red wine after having a delicious Italian dinner, while observing the Venice Grand Canal night lights and watching the cruise ships transit the harbor — that is what I call living-life-large.
Venice is a big tourist destination — so do your homework and book hotels and attractions in advance.
There is a lot of Venice tourist information available on the internet so I
will not go into details in this “Travel Tidbit”. However, I will direct you to some
information at the bottom of this article, post some photos I took and
embed some videos. ( You might want to bookmark this article for future reference)
Getting around Venice is easy — take a boat.
If you are flying into Venice, when you exit the airport terminal, take a left
and follow the pathway down to the small boat harbor.
You can purchase tickets and hop on your boat from there.
This is where your homework is going to pay off.
Water Buses (Vaporetto’s) are much cheaper than water taxis and I utilized them frequently during my stay in Venice.
You can buy a several day pass and use the boats like a hop-on hop-off bus to
explore the canals.
I strongly suggest using the Vaporetto (ACTV) as you will save money and enjoy boating around Venice and the neighboring Islands. Depending on the length of your stay you can decide which ticket is best for you.
At the bottom of this article I have included information on three islands in the Venice lagoon… Lido, Burano, and Murano.
Enjoy your trip
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Venice Tourist Board Information
Venice water boat information and routes Vaporetto (ACTV)
VIDEO: Venice Video Posted to Youtube by — Stuart’s HQ Travel Videos
Lido Island information
VIDEO: Lido Island Video posted to Youtube by – facingcities
Burano Island information
VIDEO: Burano Island Video posted to Youtube by – remark008
Murano Island information
VIDEO: Murano Island Video posted to Youtube by – Stuart’s HQ Travel Videos
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