VISITING VENICE IN ONE DAY
Venice is one of the greatest cities in Italy, one of the best and most romantic in the world: it is simply a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. Who has never dreamt to visit Venice?
Venice is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region and it is situated 250km from the city of Milan, which is a 3-hour drive. It has various nicknames, such as “the city of water” or “the city of masks” because of the famous carnival party.
It is one of the best cities built by human and it connects a group of 110 small islands by bridges, which cross the canals. Its main attraction is a romantic “gondola” ride.
Consequently, if you have decided to go visit this city after renting a car (and paying for gas/tolls), you have to know that parking lots are usually expensive.
How to get to Venice
So, why not using our service? Using our car service you would be able to enjoy your trip to Venice in the most comfortable way. You can plan a day trip to Venice leaving from Milan, even if your stay in Italy is short. It will give you the chance to discover one more city and to add it on your Italian itinerary.
If you prefer to travel by train from Milan (it takes around 3h), tickets are available on the Trenitalia website. (But watch out! There have been reported some scams on the website).
WHAT TO VISIT IN VENICE
“Ponte di Rialto” and “Piazza San Marco” (usually known in English as St. Mark’s Square) are the main attractions in Venice. The first one is the oldest and most famous bridge since 1854, while the latter is a world-renowned location, which is dominated by the great church of St. Mark – Basilica di San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Clock Tower – la torre dell’orologio with two “Morri” bronze figures to strike the hours on a bell.
In front of Doge’s Palace, there is the bridge of Sights – Ponte dei Sospiri. It is made of white limestone and in the past, it connected the new prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace.
Its name comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.