VACATION IN ITALY ( VENICE)
” Italy is a Dream
That keeps you returning for the rest of your life”
I absolutely agree with this Russian poet. I spent the whole month in Italy and wanna share this wonderful experience with you, guys.
In June I roughly mapped out my trip. I started from Venice, because Dubai -Venice tickets were much cheaper than Dubai-Rome. And now I understand that it was a real luck. Venice is costly enough, I spent half of my budget in this Beautiful city( hey, it’s unfair to call Venice a city; It is so unique. You will not find anywhere place like Venice.
So my plan was Venice ( including the Venetian Islands Burano, Murano & Lido)-Milan-Lake Como-Florence- ending in Rome-& countryside. Impressive? Yes! 🙂 Besides visiting the touristy sights , I planned to explore the off the beaten roads of the country.
Could I book this trip to Italy on my own without using a travel agency? YESSSS. I did it. And I advice you to do it. Only if you plan a cruise or a honeymoon, travel agencies can be really useful.
First I booked all the hotels and booked my rent car.
CHEAP HOTELS IN VENICE ITALYTypical Venetian Hotel ( Lido)
Venice is quite costly! You should just accept this fact.But if you know where to LOOK and how to BOOK , you can save some money. And of course booking in advance makes Venice affordable.
I booked everything at the last moment. But even at the last moment you can find really cheap hotels in Lido Island or Mestre. Mestre is a good option as you can travel by train to Venice and back.
I stuck to Lido. The only transport from Lido to Venice is by vaporetto (water bus). You can buy passes online at www.veniceconnected.com
HOW TO GET FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO VENICE
The ticket from San Marco Airport to the mainland will cost 15 euro per person & it will take you 1 hour to get to central Venice. Tiring? Yes. Prepare yourself.
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS TO VENICE
Use a vending machine or ticket office.
Well, here we go… From Arrivals terminal to the boat piers.
Waiting for Alilaguna airport boat
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is a very convenient gateway. It is more manageable in size than Rome or Milan airports. Lido, the Piazza San Marco are easy to reach via the Alilaguna airport boat.on my way to Lido Island
Blue Line to get to Lido.Lido piers Lido Piers
On my way to Lido, I saw passing water taxis & fishing boats, caught glimpses of islands in Venetian Lagoon). Lovely!
HOORAY!!! I am in LIDO.Welcome back to civilization. Stunning Lido with road access.
I was absolutely blown away by this amazing place! Perfect place for those who love wide sandy beaches.
I highly recommend to visit Lido when you are in Venice.
HOW TO GET FROM LIDO TO VENICE
Lido is just 15 km away from Venice.
Next day morning I went to Venice.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN VENICE
- Piazza San Marco
- Doge’s Palace
- Clock tower
- Rialto market and Bridge
- Correr Museum
- Teatro la Fenice
- Mocenigo Palace
- Peggy Guggenheim Museum
- Ca’ Pesaro
- Scuola grande di San Rocco