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Venice Tourist Information

Venice - The unique historic sinking city built on a cluster of tiny islands. Voted the most romatic city in the world, the best and only way to explore Venice is to get lost down the winding Venetian streets and alleyways. Eurocamp Independent's guide to Venice Tourist Information includes links to the best campsites near Venice, with details of Venice tourist attractions and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your holiday experience.

Transportation and travel around Venice

Getting to Venice is straightforward, parking on the mainland and then taking a ‘Vaporetto’ or ferry. A good alternative is to take the train to Santa Lucia station, which runs almost into the centre of the city.

Cuisine in Venice

Venice is the perfect place for a spot café culture and people-watching. As you sit and watch the world go by, enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco, Venice's answer to Champagne.

Alongside the Grand Canal is the Pescheria, a bustling fish market with deliveries arriving direct from the boats.

Venice Sightseeing Culture and interests

Must see locations and information for tourists visiting Venice:

The best place to start a visit to Venice is St. Mark’s Square, with its covered galleries, expensive shops and cafés and crowded, animated atmosphere.

Two buildings in particular are worth seeing. St. Mark’s Basilica is a splendid example of Italian Gothic and Byzantine styles and is filled with mosaics, frescoes, marble columns and paintings (closed Sunday mornings). Next door is the 12th-century Doges’ Palace, an equally fine building with superbly decorated chambers and halls (closed National Holidays). This is connected to the prison in which Casanova was incarcerated but from which he escaped, by the aptly named Bridge of Sighs.

From St. Mark’s Square it is simply a matter of discovering Venice for yourself. Wander the narrow Venetian streets and see the contrasts in the city, the artisans’ stalls and palaces side by side; or take a gondola along the Grand Canal, through the backwaters and under the bridges. Expect to pay lots for a Gondola trip as they are not cheap but it is a fantastic romantic and exciting way to tour the narrow waters.

Campsites around Venice