Venice (Italy) Reviews
Description:City: Venice / Country: Italy / Country Region: Veneto / World Region: Europe / "Venice (Venetian: Venexia, Italian: ... more
Venice (Italy) ... Venezia, Latin: Venetia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). The city is included with Padua (Padova) in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area (population 1,600,000). Venice's nicknames include "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water" and "The City of Light." It is also the seat of Education in Europe. The city stretches across numerous small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. The population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 62,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (literally firm land, the areas outside the lagoon), mostly in the large frazione of Mestre and Marghera; and 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon. The Venetian Republic was a major sea power and a staging area for the Crusades, as well as a very important centre of commerce (especially the spice trade) and art in the Renaissance."
Newest Review: ... which did move a bit with the tide, waiting for a water bus... The water bus was fairly large and there were lots of people on it. The main area of the bus is a covered area which had a large number of seats but when we got on all of the seats were taken so we had to stand - along with many other people (mainly tourists but some Italians). I thought that it would be really bumpy but it was ... more
Customer Venice (Italy) Reviews (44)
by - written on 22/09/11 (Very useful, 90 readings)
Venice - Venezia - A very brief history of venice (sorry this section is a bit choppy, Venice has a very long and complex history!) Venice was inhabited in the 5th century by refuges from nearby cities. This original population lived on small islands and marshland which protected the inhabitants from invasion. In the 6th century the inhabitants formed a type of federation which would later become the foundations for the city of Venice. Jumping forward in time a bit to 726, the inhabitants of Venice elected their first Doge - 'Leader'. During the 11th century Venice had become a great maritime power in the Adriatic. Venice has been under various ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/02/10 (Very useful, 53 readings)
If there is one place in the entire world that you have to go to its venice, and this is purely for the exquisite nature of the country, how it is laid out and the incredible architecture and culture. For any traveller venice is a must, situated and built on waterplanes the city is literally on water and hence the only way to travel is by boat, there are no cars, no buses, tramways anything remotely that can transport you from place to place but the vaporetto or water taxi. Note however the best and cheapest way to travel is by vaporetto as the taxis and gondolas are incredibly expensive. Situated in northern italy, this beautiful entorage of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/09/09 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Me and my girlfriend decided that in April we would head to Venice as Rome would be too busy with it being Easter and all. We flew with EasyJet from East Midlands Airport to Venice Marco Polo airport, the flight is relatively short and we found the Venetian airport to be very charming. Once you have got your baggage i you plan to stay on the mainland then you will either need to take the Alliguna (water bus) or a private water taxi, a return ticket on the Alliguna costs around Euro25 for a return ticket and is far cheaper than hiring a private water taxi. Make sure you know which coloured route you need in order to get to your hotel otherwise you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/09 (Very useful, 120 readings)
Venice I've just recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Venice, so I thought I'd put down my thoughts on the city as a whole, with reviews on specifics to follow. We arrived courtesy of Easyjet at about half nine in the evening at Marco Polo airport, on the mainland, not far from the city. There are a variety of options to get into Venice itself - you can take a bus to the Place Roma and catch a water taxi or bus from there, you can take an extremely expensive water taxi, or you can catch the waterbus straight from the airport. We opted for the waterbus, as we thought it would be great to arrive by water. This cost 13 Euros each and the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/06/09, updated on 20/06/09 (Very useful, 184 readings)
Destination: Venice Hours on the plane: Around 2 hours Hotel we stayed in: Palazzo Cendon Currency: Euros ~ Overview ~ As I had not visited Venice before I did not know what to expect. After reading other reviews on Dooyoo it seems that a lot of people think that you cannot do Venice on a budget but I know it is possible to do this having done it myself. We visited Venice January last year as nice little getaway and found that it was fairly cheap for booking flights and booking a hotel near the attractions as it was not during peak times. The whole experience of Venice is something that you will not experience anywhere ... Read the complete review
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