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Venice
Italy

The port of Venice is one of the main ports of embarkation or disembarkation for cruises in Italy, the Adriatic Sea or Greece. Venice is made up of 118 islands, many of which are connected by bridges. Travel through the many canals by gondola (tourists) by boat or water taxi.

The main tourist attractions are around St. Mark’s Square. The islands of Murano and Burano are also popular with tourists. Weather permitting, it’s always worth venturing off the beaten track and exploring the alleys and bridges of less touristy neighborhoods.

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Language

Italian

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

The service is included, but it is customary to round up the sum of the bill.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-1 30
2 36
6 43
582.25
February
1 34
4 39
8 46
542.25
March
4 39
8 46
12 54
572.25
April
8 46
12 54
16 61
642.50
May
12 54
17 63
21 70
692.75
June
16 61
21 70
25 77
763.00
July
18 64
23 73
28 82
632.50
August
17 63
23 73
27 81
833.25
September
14 57
19 66
24 75
662.50
October
9 48
13 55
18 64
692.75
November
4 39
8 46
12 54
873.50
December
0 32
4 39
7 45
542.25

Where is locate the Port of Venice

The port of Venice which is located at the western end of the city can no longer accommodate ships of more than 100,000 tons following a new law on the protection of the environment and cultural property.

The port of Porto Marghera is now used by some cruise lines. Passengers are transported by ferry to Venice.

The Royal Carabbean group (including Celebrity) moved their home port to Ravenna

Travelling around the port of Venice

How to get from Venice airport to the port

Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is 13km from the port. A bus service (#5 line) will take you to Piazzale Roma. Tickets are on sale at the airport. You can then take the “People Mover” monorail to reach your boarding dock.

The other option is to take a boat bus. A ticket valid for 24 hours or 72 hours will also allow you to travel to tourist attractions if you stay in Venice before your cruise.

For comfort, but much more expensive, you can take a water taxi. You have to look at it as an excursion, because the price is much higher. On the other hand if you are several people it could be more economical. Taxi boats can transport you closer to your hotel.

If you’re in good physical shape, you can walk from the harbour to St. Mark’s Square (about 30 minutes walk, plus if you’re exploring along the way). On the other hand, you must have a good sense of direction and a map not to get lost at the turn of an alley.

Boat bus (Vaporetto) are the most economical and convenient way to get around. Especially if early in the morning you want to move quickly to St. Mark’s Square to avoid the queues.

Activities in Venice

Rebate cards

You can buy the Museums Card of Venice which gives access to the Doge’s Palace, the clock tower and several other museums.

The Venezia Unica card allows you to create your package by including the activities you want.

Neighborhoods

St Mark’s Square

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St. Mark’s Square is the part of the city that attracts most tourists. When the tide rises, the square is flooded and elevated sidewalks allow you to move around. If you arrive with a suitcase, you may need to make a detour.

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The main river artery, this canal buzzes with activity.

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Murano is known for its craftsmen who work glass there. You have to take a river shuttle to get there.

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Burano is the mecca of lace artisans. The houses that line the canals are very colorful. The island is located to the north of the lagoon and is accessible by river shuttle.

Landmarks

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The basilica can be visited free of charge, but you have to pay an entrance fee to visit the museum upstairs. Be sure to arrive early to avoid queues. You must be dressed properly to enter this church (and in all churches in Italy (covered shoulders).

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This Venetian palace was the residence of the Doge and the seat of government and justice during the time of the Venetian Republic. Gothic and Renaissance architecture characterizes this monument.

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The museum will show you how this clock works.

You can climb to the top of the tower for a view of Venice and St. Mark’s Square.

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This bridge over the Grand Canal is one of Venice’s emblems and has shops on either side of the bridge.

Museums

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Museum of Venetian art dating from the 14th to the 18th century.

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