There is no other city like Venice. It has 180 canals, 450 bridges and magnificent palaces. It is a city rich in museums and historical buildings of great artistic and cultural importance. Add to that the transient feeling and the quiet everyday life. The beauty of it all is truly apparent.

Facts

Population

270,660

Currency

1 Euro = 100 cents

Opening hours

Shops in Venice are usually open 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-20.00, with some variation depending on the time of year.

Newspapers

Il Gazzettino La Nuova Venezia La Rivista di Venezia

Tourist information

San Marco 750 Venezia +39 041 5298700

Travel to Venice

Book your flights to Venice with Etihad Airways and come to a city of islands whose allure is almost impossible to describe. The defining feature of Venice is the network of canals and bridges which provide access to the squares in what many describe as the most beautiful city in Europe.

Top 5 Things To Do in Venice

  • Introduce yourself to the city of Venice and take the boat trip on the Grand Canal
  • The largest square and main thoroughfare in Venice, the Piazza San Marco, contains attractions such as St. Mark’s Basilica, a magnificent throwback to the thousand-year history of this city
  • It is a cliché but true that you must take at least one gondola ride and you can add your own dash of romance by requesting the services of your own singer
  • St. Mark’s Campanile is the tallest building in Venice; the original structure was completed in 912 AD but collapsed in 1902. It was rebuilt as an exact copy and is just less than 100 m tall. You can take the lift or walk to the top and enjoy the incredible view across the whole city and lagoon
  • The famous Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice; to experience this great composer’s work a performance by the Venice Baroque Orchestra is a must

Plan Your Venice Holiday

There is no best time to travel to Venice. You must consider everything from high water time to when the festivals are held, and of course the climate.

Finding flight deals to Venice is easy with Etihad's popular deals. We advise that you book your tickets to Venice well in advance if you plan to visit in the late spring and early summer period. To find cheap hotels in Venice travel in the off-peak autumn and winter months.

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