Venice, built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, is the capital of the Veneto region in northern Italy. This place has been fondly regarded as “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges” and “City of Canals.
Its lagoon and various parts of Venice have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The best time to visit Venice is April, May, September and October.
Getting there: If you are taking a train there, it takes approximately 30mins from Padua. Disembark at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia. Do not alighting at the wrong station. If your final destination is Venice Islands, the correct stop is Santa Lucia station. Other modes of transportation to Venice Island includes People Mover, Airport bus or taxi, by car or on cruise ships. There are no roads on Venice Islands. Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto. Cruise ships usually will disembark passengers at the Venezia Terminal at Santa Croce, southeast of Tronchetto.
Explore Venice: On foot or by ferry or Gondola. The islands are linked by bridges over canals. I believe that there are in total 391 bridges connecting each island together. I would strongly recommend using a reliable handheld GPS that solely relies on satellite instead of mobile data roaming.
Mercato di Rialto is a popular bustling fish and vegetable covered market by the large canal. Always dream of visiting this market and capturing some shoots.
Grocery shopping: Mercato di Rialto is a popular bustling fish and vegetable covered market by the large canal. The market is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 07:30hrs to 12:00hrs. Access to the market can be on foot or by ferry from the Ferrovia in front of Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia. For cost-saving, I would recommend Conad City supermarket which is situated along Fondamenta Garzotti – Conad brand juices are not too bad for the non-fussy. Open daily from 08:30hrs to 21:30hrs.