Some useful information about Venice
This small island, home to around 50,000 residents, is one of the largest tourist areas where cars are not allowed
Venice is connected to the mainland by the Littorio Bridge, now commonly called the "POnte della Libertà" (Freedom Bridge). It is about 4 km long, and allows the transit of cars and trains. Those arriving by train will get off at Santa Lucia Station, while those who prefer the convenience of a car will have to look for parking in Piazzale Roma, the last place where the circulation of motor vehicles is permitted.
From these two terminals you begin to experience the city strictly on foot or with public or private transport that floats on the water.
Compared with large Italian cities, such as Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, etc. ours seems quite small. However, when we have to reach point A starting from point B, we immediately realize that the distances seem greater. Not because they are but because we always have to move on our own two feet.
Venice is divided into two areas by the famous Grand Canal, a large waterway which also allows the transit of large public boats, called "Vaporetti". To cross it there are four bridges, Calatrava, Scalzi (takes its name from the nearby church of Santa Maria di Nazareth, better known as "degli Scalzi"), Rialto and Accademia. A further way to cross this important waterway are the parada's gondola, basically gondolas slightly larger than the standard ones, which cross from one side of the canal to the other. There are only 5 left, the cost of which is 2.00 euros per person, 0.70 euros for residents.
Public transport operates from 6.00 in the morning until midnight. You can check the timetables here.
In Venice the streets can be called "calli" if they are between two buildings, "fondamenta" if there is a building on one side and a canal on the other, "salizada" is one of the first calli paved with laid bricks in a herringbone pattern, "ruga" is a particularly important and large calle, the "rio" is the "water road" which is navigated by boats, the "campo" is an open space surrounded by buildings, while the only open space that can boast the term "Piazza" is that of San Marco,
Another peculiarity of Venice is the division into six districts: Cannaregio, San Polo, Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, San Marco and Castello. If you need to find an address using Googlemaps, enter in the search: Venice, the name of the district, and the name of the street. It will help you avoid reaching streets of the same name in different districts.
To stay in Venice you have many choices available, from hotels to guesthouses or from B&Bs to apartments.
Always check the reviews on both Booking and Tripadvisor. For a clean and professional location you must place the filter on Booking at 9, while on Tripadvisor at 5 star. Once you have identified what is right for you, I advise you to always make a reservation on the official website of the chosen location. Our advice is obviously for Ca' Sant'Angelo apartments.