One of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, Venice is home to renowned historic and cultural icons including the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square. The city, in its entirety, is listed as a World Heritage Site.
- left-luggage/baggage storage facilities
- food and beverage areas, bar, tobacco shop and news stand
- ATMs and public telephones
- tourist information desks with free city maps
- duty free shopping for departing passengers
How to Get Around
- Currency - the currency in Venice is the euro. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and €1 and €2 denominations. Notes come in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 denominations.
- Time Zone - Venice uses Central European Time (CET), which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). During the summer months it uses Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is 2 hours ahead of UTC.
- Weather - Venice has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. Daytime temperatures range from an average 26° Celsius in July and August to 3° Celsius in January and February.
- St Mark’s Square - the main hub of Venice, St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is one of the most famous piazzas in the world. Set on the waterfront, it is home to St Mark’s Basilica, the historic Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio) and several significant museums.
- St Mark’s Basilica - dating back to 1060, St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) is the main church of Venice. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful basilicas in Europe.
- St Mark’s Bell Tower - located in St Mark’s Square and 99 metres high, the bell tower is accessible to tourists and provides spectacular views over Venice. Dating back to the 10th century, it was rebuilt in the early 20th century using original materials after it collapsed.
- The Grand Canal - the s-shaped canal that runs through the heart of Venice is the city’s main thoroughfare and is used by vaporetti, water taxis and gondolas. It is 3.8 kilometres long and varies from 30-90 metres wide.
- Ponte di Rialto - spanning the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is one of the oldest bridges in Venice. Built in 1591 it is one of only a few bridges in the world to have shops lining both sides.