The 2020 vaporetto network map for Venice shows all the city’s public water-bus routes and stops, including the Alilaguna lines from Marco Polo Airport and lines to the Lido and other islands. You can print or download the pdf map to your phone. The map is updated twice a year, so beware of older versions! … Read more >
The main city, the island of Giudecca, and the Lido each have a Piscina Comunale (community pool) offering both public swimming and swimming courses on certain days and hours at reasonable prices. … Read more >
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Cycling is strictly forbidden in the main city of Venice, but other parts of the lagoon are great for bicycles.… … Read more >
The Venice Carnival begins with the descent of an ‘angel’ from the top of the Campanile into the Piazetta San Marco. This tradition received a shot in the arm in 2008 when ‘gangsta’ rapper, Coolio, … … Read more >
Carnevale di Venezia is a 10-day city-wide party, from street-level upwards. At the more sophisticated end of the scale, these photos show a group of costumed revellers at the exclusive (and ludicrously expensive) Florian’s Cafe in Piazza San Marco. … Read more >
The parade of historical costumes usually takes place on the first weekend of Carnival, after the opening ‘Flight of the Angel’ ceremony in the Piazzale San Marco. Groups from all over Italy … … Read more >
Prosecco is the sparkling wine of the Veneto region and is delicious. Bellini is the cocktail of Venice. But if you are cost-cutting and want to buy everyday wine the local way, … Read more >
Where to get your hair done well – while watching the gondolas float by … Read more >
On Venice’s Grand Canal, men dressed as witches – ‘befane’ in Italian – race towards the Rialto Bridge, standing up as they row Venetian style. This event takes place every year in January in celebration of Epiphany. (2 photos) … Read more >