Venice or Venezia in province of Veneto as it is known locally, is the world´s only pedestrian city. It is set on no less than 118 islands which form the base of the city, these islands are then linked by bridges over the famous canals. The city of Venice has more than 400 of these interlinking bridges going over 150 canals. Exploring the city is to be done on foot or in a water taxi or if you are splashing out, go on a gondola. If you are strolling around, it can be tiring, and there is loads to see, but take some breaks, stop off for a local specialty prosecco spritzer called a Veneziano. And no matter where you wander in Venice, be prepared to get a little lost, but never fear, it is easy to find your way back as there are lots of signs for ‘Rialto’ and ‘San Marco’, so you are never too lost and you can enjoy the beautiful architecture en route.
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Car Hire Venice is very popular with people landing in Venice airports and looking to explore northern Italy from Venice, or as part of a holiday. People flying in to holiday in this part of the world fly to airports close by such as Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso, or a little further afield but within an hour and half drive such as Verona or Milan Bergamo airports. Car hire is very popular in all these airports getting people to Venice, and then allowing them to explore more of the area around the Veneto province. In all these airport locations, Car Booker works with the main car hire suppliers to bring you the best choice of hire cars. We also compare all their car hire prices and deals, ensuring that we find the best car hire pricefor you. And remember, you can always pick up on in one location and drop off in another, so you get the max time with your hire car and can make the most of your trip.
Top things to do
Top things to do in Venice city include visiting the Piazza San Marco, the Basilica di San Marco, Doge´s Palace and the Torre dell´Orologio. We also recommend the Palazzo Ducale, Ponte di Rialto, Teatro da Fenice and if you only go to one museum, then make it the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia. Do a tour on a Gondola and get swept up in the magic of the city, the tours are not cheap, but it is Venice and it is wonderful. Take time to stroll leisurely around the city, get a little lost, stop off for a coffee or a wine. Food and coffee can be pricey, so stick to places with locals for better prices. And if you need to relax after all that walking and touring around, then head off to the Venice Lido for sun, fun, beaches, nightlife and shopping.
There are so many places to drive to in the north of Italy, whether you want to do a road trip or a few shorter day trips, there is something wonderful for everyone. The Venice Islands are great and if we had to choose, our top three would be Murano, Burano and Torcello. Take a driver to Padua (Padova) and find Europe’s oldest Botanical Gardens, the Basilica di Sant’Antonio, and Scrovegni Chapel frescoes by Giotto all within the walled city. Verona is not far from Venice, and you go to the Opera at the famous Verona Arena or visit Juliette´s (of Romeo and Juliette) home. Lake Garda is about an hour from Venice and here you can soak up the sunshine, cool off in the lakes waters, hire a boat and cruise around, dine in any of the beautiful towns along the lake, or spend a day at Gardaland, at Caneva waterworld, at Movieland or even go on Safari and to the zoo in Parco Natura Viva.