Transport in Venice
To get around the canals of Venice, you'll need to jump on board a gondola. However, there are also bus services operating between the city and airport, as well as to the outer districts of Venice. It's also a wonderful city to explore on foot, especially if you want to discover every corner of Venice.
About Venice Marco Polo Airport
Cheap Pegasus flights to Venice land at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), which is named after the famous explorer, Marco Polo. Most flights out of Venice also depart from this airport.
With a small and convenient terminal, Venice Marco Polo Airport boasts a host of facilities, including a hotel, shopping stores and a food court, so there's plenty to do before you fly. There's free wi-fi service at the airport, as well as information desks.
You can use buses or ""vaporetto"" boats to get between Venice Marco Polo Airport and Venice city centre. You can find all the information you need about getting from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the city centre from the information desks within the airport.
What to Eat in Venice
- Sarde in saor: Fresh sardines marinated with olive oil, onions and raisins are a must for seafood lovers and one of the stars of Venetian cuisine.
- Moleche: If your journey to Venice coincides with the season of the little green crabs called moleche, you're in luck! These little fried crabs go very well with Italian salads.
- Bigoli in salsa: There's no way you can visit Italy without enjoying a regional pasta dish. Bigoli is a kind of spaghetti made from wheat, and is served as a starter in Venetian restaurants.
- Risotto al nero di seppia: Risotto is a classic dish of Italian cuisine, and there are a host of varieties offered in Venician restaurants. Risotto al nero di seppia is coloured with squid black ink, and is a good choice for those who want to taste something different on their Venetian adventure.
- Baccala mantecato: Prepared with fish, olive oil and garlic, baccala mantecato is consumed as a snack with traditional bread.
Where to Eat in Venice
- Around Rialto Bridge: Venice's most famous bridge, Rialto, is also great for a bite to eat thanks to the many restaurants around it.
- Around St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco): If you want to eat in some of the best restaurants in Venice, be sure to visit this famous square.
- Fondaco dei Turchi: You'll find some of Venice's best restaurants around this iconic building.
Venice Important Telephone Numbers
Country Code: +39
City Code: 041
Places to see
Places to Visit in Venice
- St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco): This is the most famous square in Venice. Here you'll find the Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica San Marco), one of the most beautiful buildings of the city, and you can take a selfie with the famous clock tower, Torre dell’Orologio, behind you.
- Palace of the Dukes (Palazzo Ducale): Venice is certainly a great place to visit if you like Gothic architecture. ther Palazzo Ducale, used by the dukes of Venice, is one of the most beautiful palaces in the city.
- Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto): Venice's most famous bridge. It was built in the 16th century and has been the city's most visited location ever since.
- Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri): This bridge has one of the most interesting stories of all the sights in Venice. People who were tried and sentenced passed over this bridge before their imprisonment, and their laments gave the bridge its name.
- Fenice Theatre (Teatro la Fenice): Fenice, one of the oldest theatres in Venice, was restored in 2003. The premiere of Verdi's famous La Traviata was performed here. An evening at the opera is a real treat in Venice, and the acoustics of this hall are extraordinary!