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This place may not seem huge, but it is, and is made up of different boroughs.
* '''by bus:''' In addition to the ATVO city buses to Venice and Mestre, [https://shop.global.flixbus.com/search?departureCity=23238 FlixBus] operates routes to other cities in northern Italy and surrounding countries such as Slovenia and Croatia.
* '''by intercity shuttle:''' A company named [https://www.goopti.com/en/ GoOpti] offers shared or private shuttle services between Venice airport and surrounding cities in Italy and Slovenia. Pricing is dynamic and cheaper when booked earlier. Shared pricing to Trieste and Koper is often in the range of €25-50 as of 2019.
* '''by (road) taxi:''' You can always take a taxi outside the arrivals hall past the bus stops. All Venice taxis charge the same
'''Bus stops''' are across the hall as you exit from customs, outside the building (covered).
'''Tip:''' Ticket vending machines for the bus and Alilaguna services and AVTO express buses are located in the baggage reclaim area. Good use for idle time while you still have your hands free.
'''All boat departures''' are 10-15 minutes' covered walk with moving walkways from Marco Polo airport. Exit the arrivals hall towards the bus stop, take an elevator up to departure level, turn to your left along the walkway. Here you will find free trolleys to carry luggage for the short trip to the water taxi departure point. There are also some companies that offer porter services and/or private minivan transfer from the airport to the water taxi departure point.
[http://www.actv.it/en '''ACTV'''] runs the vaporetti and other public transport services both in the lagoon and on ''terra firma''. Travel cards are extremely useful since the basic fare for one vaporetto journey is typically €7.
The vaporetti uses an honour system, meaning you are expected to validate your ticket at the stop before boarding.
* '''Campo Santo Stefano''' on the northern side of Accademia bridge offers many outdoor cafes and restaurants and a touch of sun before noon.
* '''Zattere'''. It's a long and sunny walk from early afternoon along the Giudecca canal, protected during winter time from cold northerly winds for being exposed to south and shielded by buildings. You might find interesting to see how a gondola is made, stopping by the '''Squero''' (Venetian for small ship yard) across the canal near San Trovaso Church. It's one of the few still in business in town. With some luck, you'll see some gondole through various manufacturing steps (note that gondole are not straight to counter-balance the weight of the gondoliere rowing from a position on the side).
* <see name="Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto)" address="Burano"></see>
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* <see name="Museum of Greek Icons"></see>
* <see name="Museo di Storia Naturale" alt="Natural History Museum" address="Santa Croce 1730" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+39 041 2750206" tollfree="" email="[email protected]" fax="+39 041 721000" url="http://msn.visitmuve.it/en/home/" hours="From June 1st to October 31st: 10:00 – 18:00 (ticket office 10:00 - 17:00); From November 1st to May 31st: Tue - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00 (ticket office 9:00 - 16:00) Sat and Sun: 10:00 - 18:00 (ticket office 10:00 - 17:00). Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st, May 1st" price="8€"></see>
* <see name="Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale)"></see>
== Do ==
Visitors wishing to participate should have serious experience in rowing or sculling and practice duely, as the journey is physically demanding (even seasoned oarsmen develop calluses by the finish line). The event is mainly for teams, completing Voga Longa on a single oar is considered a major achievement. Extreme participation (scuba frogmen and surface swimmers) sometimes occurs, but it is not recommended due to water contamination issues.
*'''Regata 'Storica''' [http://regatastoricavenezia.it/] (Historic fleet event) is held on the first Sunday of every September. Celebrating a historic event from 1489, the regatta displays almost a hundred varieties of venetian boats from the city's rich past. Large oarships, replicating ancient roman and medieval vessels, are rowed along the Canal Grande, followed by many smaller boats. There are several races, including a master championship for solo sculling in streamlined gondolini, painted in unusual white, pink, etc. colours. There are many excellent photo opportunities for this event.
*'''La Biennale di Venezia''' [http://www.labiennale.org/en/
*'''Venice International Film Festival''' [http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/festival/] - 71st edition, from 27th August to 6th September 2014, will take place as usual in the island of Lido di Venezia. This is the oldest film festival of the world. Screenings will take place at Palazzo del Cinema on Lungomare Marconi and other nearby places such as the Venice Casino.
While going through Venice, make sure you take in the beauty of it all. '''Walk''' through the alley ways, and take the water taxi to different parts of the island, sometimes at night you can just go sit in an open area and watch locals and tourists passing by. It is wonderful. There are many museums and churches that are around the city that allow tourists to go in a visit. They are many great sights to keep you busy throughout your visit.
The “Secret Itineraries in '''Doge's Palace'''” [
Because Venice is now pretty much only inhabited by tourists and people serving the trade, it gets very quiet by 9.00 and there is very little to do in the evening (outside of eating). There are a few exceptions, like some classical music '''concerts,''' which most probably only play Vivaldi.
That said, some argue that getting lost in Venice is part of the experience of the city. The number of photogenic canals, hidden restaurants and shops where glass blowing is done almost guarantees that there is no such thing as a "dull neighbourhood". Additionally, the public transport means that it is relatively easy to arrive at the intended destination even after one has emerged from the web of alleys in a totally unexpected place.
Also, it helps to know the meaning of street names.<br />''Note that these hints are true in the majority of cases. An occasional change in street layout might
* '''Calle''' is a street that has access from two (or more) directions.