Travel and Culture in Veneto
In the Upper Adriatic the coast does not directly overlook the sea, but it is separated by some sand dunes that bound some sheets of water: the lagoons.
The lagoon of Veneto is the widest one and Venice developed as a town right in this context.
Venice is an incredible synthesis of art and history that was built on the lagoon, an undisputed treasure of the culture of Veneto and of its artistic heritage.
The province of Venice includes 44 different communes with 815.000 inhabitants, including 275.400 ones, who reside in Venice.
You can arrive in Venice by plane and use the nearby Marco Polo Airport, provided with buses and lagoon transport to reach the centre of Venice.
If you are travelling by car, your reference is the motorway Serenissima Milano-Venezia and the principal parking areas where you can leave your car are in Piazzale Roma, in Tronchetto, in San Giuliano, in Mestre and in Punta Sabbioni.
You can possibly arrive by train at St Lucia Station and then you can move from there by a means of transport or on foot towards the centre.
In Venice you can reach the different places of the towns only by sea transport.
You can take some water-buses (called diretti)that have the same function of fast buses (they are fast and only make a few stops) or slow buses (called accelerati) that make more stops. The taxi service is granted by some motorboats, but the most romantic and suitable means for the calli is the gondola, of course.
Venice photographies kindly granted by Comune di Venezia