There is so much to see in Venice - not just the centre on six islands (therefore called Sestiere), but also surrounding islands of Murano famous for its glass making, Burano famous for its colured houses, and Torcello known for its serenity and majestic basilica. If you come during the film festival (Biennale) or summer season, do not forget island of Lido - beaches, promenade and culture. Please please, reserve at least 4 days if you want to visit Sestiere and Murano, Burano and Torcello. Each season has a lot to offer and Carnavale (Carnival in February) is something not to miss!
The best way to navigate through is to use local efficient waterbusses (vaporetti) and walking.
Note that one can become Venice-addict very easily. Or, at least, we found ourselves rather infected and longing to return....
Visited - September 2003 and September 2007
|Area||414.57 km2 (160.1 sq mi)|
|Population||270 000 (as of 2009)|
|Pop. density||652.9/km2 (1,690.9/sq mi)|
|Why to go?||history, architecture, island hopping, very romantic, culture - film+art, carnaval masks|