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Basic information

  • Area: 414.57 km² (160.1 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +3941
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 270,660
  • Official language: Italian
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Venice – Getting Around

By Gondola

When people think of Venice, one of the first things that comes to mind is Gondola’s the traditional method of Venetian transport, however nowadays the Gondola’s are mainly used by tourists.

On Foot

Walking, with many bridges spanning the canals, most of Venice is easily and quickly accessed.

Passenger Ferry

In the areas not connected by bridges, foot passenger ferries are available at a number of locations.

Water buses

Motorised waterbuses known as Vaporetto, cover regular routes among the city's islands and along the main canals.