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Visiting Venice Italy

I recently took a fantastic cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines to several ports o' call on the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas including Venice, Italy. If you visit Venice, the following are some suggestions:

1)  It is about a 15 or 20 minute walk from the Ship to the Water Bus stop in Piazza Roma. You should buy a 24 hour pass for 16 euro for unlimited use of the Water bus. Their are 2 water bus lines, one of which makes fewer stops between the Piazza Roma and St. Marks square. The stops each line makes are clearly outlined on a board at each water bus station. It is about a 30 minute water bus ride to St. Marks Square. You should be aware of the difference between the water bus and private water taxis. Water taxis are free to charge whatever they want, and can be very expensive.



2)  You should preorder your tickets to visit St. Marks Cathedral,  This will save you a lot of time waiting in line. You can easily purchase tickets to the Doges Palace as well as the Museum on St. Marks Square in the second floor museum entrance at the far corner of St. Marks Square from the entrance to the Doges Palace. At the time of our visit, there were thousands of tourists, but no line at all at this location to buy tickets to Doges Palace.

St. Marks Square Venice
                St. Marks Square and Bell Tower
St. Marks Doges Palace
            St. Marks Square and Doges Palace

3)  You may want to preorder tickets to the special tour of normally off limits areas of the Doges Palace online, but you have to do it months in advance.  





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Comment balloon 1 commentMaureen Megowan • November 24 2008 12:55PM


Had the opportunity to visit Venice twice in the past, amazing place it is.

A little pricey but worth it, enjoyed the food, the historic buildings and of course the Venetian atmosphere. 

A blast from the past but absolutely timeless.

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