Hey there! I’m excited to share my experience of a recent trip through Italy, visiting some of its most beautiful cities – Venice, Bologna and Florence. I’ll be providing you with an overview of the itinerary for each location, as well as insight into the attractions and experiences I had during my journey. Whether you’re looking for tips on what to do and see or just curious about what this incredible country has to offer, read on and join me on my Italian adventure!
Getting To and From Venice
When visiting Italy, many travelers choose to make Venice their first destination. The iconic city, situated on the Venetian lagoon, is a major tourist attraction filled with stunning architecture, canals, and rich culture. One of the best ways to get to Venice from other cities in Italy is by train. Trenitalia operates high-speed trains that can take you from Rome or Milan directly into the Santa Lucia train station in the heart of Venice. If you are coming from further away such as Germany or Austria, then consider taking an overnight sleeper service like those operated by ÖBB nightjet for added convenience and comfort during your journey.
If you have a car and want to drive yourself directly into the center of Venice then it’s important to note that there are no cars allowed within the city limits; however parking garages located just outside of central areas like Piazzale Roma provide easy access at affordable prices. Additionally if driving isn’t an option for you but still prefer getting around under your own terms then renting a bike may be a great alternative — most hotels offer rentals for tourists looking to explore more freely without having to worry about navigating through crowded streets via public transportation services like buses or vaporetti waterbuses.
No matter how far away home is when traveling to Venice it’s important not forget about getting back! Flights out of Marco Polo (VCE) Airport are offered daily by both international carriers such as British Airways and Lufthansa as well domestic providers like Alitalia which provides direct flights throughout Italy including Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), Milan Malpensa (MXP) & Bergamo Orio al Serio airport (BGY). Travelers who plan on flying should keep in mind that due its proximity near San Marco Square taxi rides will only cost around €30 – 40 euros depending on what time day/night they’re departing so be sure factor this into your budget ahead of time before booking any tickets!