Destination VeniceDestination Venice

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Practical informationPractical information


Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo is located near the city centre at about 12 km away if you travel by land and 10 km away if you travel over water. From the airport you can take the FlyBus to Venezia-Mestre train station. There is also a bus service to the station Venezia Santa Lucia. If you want to travel by boat to the city centre, you hop on one of the boats of the company Alilaguna

Public transport

ACTV runs the bus boats, the vaporettos. Tickets can be purchased in the train stations and in news agents.

Gondola and boat taxi

Travelling around in a gondola is expensive. Boat taxis are a little cheaper.


Stamps are available from tobacco shops displaying a blue/white “Tabacchi” sign or a T-symbol.


The opening hours of chemist’s shops differ during the evening and weekend. The addresses of the pharmacies with late opening hours are displayed at each pharmacy.


Venice does not have emergency dentists. The Ospedale Civile hospital can make an appointment with a dentist in normal opening hours.


Country code: +39 Dialling code: 041


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Opening hours

Shops in Venice are usually open from 09h00 to 13h00 and again from 15h00 to 20h00, with occasional variations depending on the time of year.

Emergency telephone numbers

Police: 112 Fire brigade: 115 Ambulance: 118

Tourist information officer

Address: 5050 Sestiere Castello

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