This Venice guide in one day It will help you design a route through the most important places in the city, especially if it is your first day of visit or you have little time.
Bearing in mind that they say that in Venice it is best to forget the map and get lost in its streets without a fixed direction, and although in part they are right, we cannot deny that drawing a good itinerary will help you not to miss anything interesting and the best, optimize the weather in the city of the canals. Stroll through its narrow streets and cross a multitude of bridges, take the typical romantic gondola ride or take the vaporetto to tour the Grand Canal, enter ancient churches and palaces or enjoy the magnificent Italian cuisine always finishing savoring a rich ice cream, they will be alone some of the things you can enjoy in this Venice in one day.
Based on the experience of our trip to Venice, we have made this guide to travel Venice in one day. We start!
How to go from the airport to the center of Venice
There are two airports where most travelers who want to know Venice land: Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. In the Marco Polo Airport, located 10 kilometers from Venice, most companies operate, while the Treviso airport, located 40 kilometers away, is used by several low cost companies such as Ryanair.
The best ways to go from the airport to the center of Venice or your hotel are:
- Bus: From the Marco Polo Airport, buses from the ATVO and ACTV companies leave you at Piazzale Roma in about 20 minutes for a price of 8 euros.
From Treviso Airport you also have the option of ATVO although it takes 70 minutes and costs 10 euros. A good option in Treviso is to take the Barzi Service bus that for 2 euros more you save half an hour journey.
Most public transport stops at Piazzale Roma Venice and from there you can catch a vaporetto that will leave you at the San Marcos square stop or the one closest to your accommodation in Venice.
- Ship: Alilaguna water buses are the most recommended transportation service for your comfort as well as the magnificent views of the lagoon and the city. It has some drawbacks such as that the journey lasts an hour and a quarter, does not have early morning service, the price is 15 euros and only leave the Marco Polo Airport leaving you at Plaza San Marcos.
- Cab: Taxi prices are very high, especially the water taxi at Marco Polo Airport, which can exceed 100 euros if they are private and 35 euros if they are shared.
- Private transport: With a lower price to the taxi, it is the easiest and most comfortable option, since a driver will wait for you at the exit of the airport with a sign with your name that will take you directly to Venice. If your hotel is in the city center you can also book the Water Taxi, which will take you to the closest stop to your accommodation. You can book it here.
More information in this article on how to go from Venice airport to downtown.
Accommodation in Venice
In Venice it is essential to book well in advance if you want to find a good hotel at a good price, especially if you want to stay near the center.
Our recommended hotel for Venice in one day it is the Antica Locanda al Gambero hotel, a hotel with a great value for money, located very close to the San Marcos Square and the Rialto Bridge.
The rooms have a beautiful Venetian decoration, have a magnificent breakfast and friendly staff and the nearest stop of the vaporetto is the Rialto Bridge. More centrally impossible!
Another of the best tips for traveling to Venice, if you do not want to pay commissions when taking money from ATMs and always have the current change, is to use the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to take money, our two favorite cards for travel.
You can find much more information in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.
Venice guide in one day
This Venice route in one day start early by taking a short walk along the shore of the San Marcos pier, where you can see the gondolas moored pointing towards the magnificent church of San Giorgio Maggiore as the sun rises, giving you one of the postcard photos of the city.
Map of the route through Venice in one day