Going to Venice, Italy? Start your trip here.

QV logoQuickVenice is the ideal travel guide if you're visiting Venice for only a day or two, or if you prefer a streamlined approach to trip planning.

We cover the basics quickly and simply, with links to optional in-depth information at Venice for Visitors.

To get started: Use the menu at the top of this page, or scroll down and click the links under the photos.


ABOVE: A gondolier names his price.

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    Venice (center) is a cluster of 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon, separated from the Adriatic Sea by the Lido di Venezia (left). The grey rectangles on the right are the Marittima cruise basin and the Tronchetto parking island.

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    From the Piazzale Roma and Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station, public water buses carry tourists and locals up the Grand Canal toward the Piazza San Marco.

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    Venice's most popular sights are in the Piazza San Marco and the Piazzetta. Here, you can see the Campanile di San Marco (left), the Basilica di San Marco (at rear), and the Doge's Palace.

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    Venice is the perfect place for a honeymoon, a romantic weekend, or a flying skirt.

Introducing Venice, Mestre, and the Lido


Step 1: Read our quick overview before you make plans.

Deciding where to stay in Venice


When choosing a hotel, pick a location that's easy to reach.

Arriving and getting around the city


How to reach the city center, and how to use Venice's water buses.

Venice sightseeing and excursions


What to see and do in Venice and the Venetian Lagoon.

Venice for cruise passengers


Finding a hotel near the pier, getting to your ship, and more.

Practical advice and warnings


ATMs, flooding, crime, public toilets, Wi-Fi, and other topics.