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Venice

One of the most outstanding opportunities presented to tourists staying in Bibione is the chance to visit Venice. It has always been an extremely popular destination among people holidaying in the resort.

Whether you’re seeing the surreal city for the first time or you’re a regular visitor to Bibione and you frequently treat yourself to a day there, Venice is unfailingly enchanting.

When you reach the lagoon, you’ll find yourself in timeless surroundings that are like nowhere else on Earth. It’s a real gem and a bustling social and cultural hub packed with magnificent museums, buildings, streets and shops. Time seems to stand still and keep moving at the same time in this little water-filled world all of its own, where countless canals criss-cross the city before vanishing into the lagoon.

The main places of interest

Venice’s artistic and architectural marvels are famous all over the world. The most significant ones include Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Grand Canal, the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, to name but a few. With the numerous churches, museums and art galleries dotted all over Venice, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

What’s the best way to get to know the city?

First of all, think about the most famous places and pick the top spots that you personally cannot wait to see. Once you’ve visited them all, wander off the beaten track and you’re bound to find some real gems far from the crowds of tourists.

Our tips

Spend a morning looking around the stalls at the local markets. As well as buying products such as fresh fish and vegetables, at these weekly events you can learn more about the customs and habits of real Venetians, who spend their lives in the city!

If you fancy an original snack, head to one of the Bacari: quintessential Venetian bars that are very popular with the locals. As well as the customary glass of wine (known here as an “ombra”), you can sample traditional specialities such as “sarde in saor” (fried sardines with pine kernels, raisins and caramelized onions cooked in vinegar), “risi e bisi” (rice with peas) and all sorts of canapés.

An interesting service is provided by the “Vaporetto dell’Arte”, which is a hop on/hop off water bus that can take you to all of the main art-based attractions. A full-price ticket costs €24. www.vaporettoarte.it

For information about museums, exhibitions and more, take a look at www.visitmuve.it (a service that can also be found on all of the main social networks) and the creative guide to Venice at www.veneziadavivere.com.

How to get to Venice from Bibione:

Car

Head from Bibione to Portogruaro, then take the A4 motorway towards Milan. Take the “Verona Est” exit and follow the signs for “Venezia Centro – Tronchetto”.

Journey time: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

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Bus + Train

Take the ATVO no. 7 bus to Latisana, then take the train to Santa Lucia station in Venice.

Journey time: Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes

Alternatively, you could use the Bus + Boat service provided by ATVO, which runs every day from Monday to Friday. There are a number of pick-up points in Bibione and you’ll be dropped off at Saint Mark’s Square.

Where to park in Venice

If you drive to Venice, you can park in Piazzale Roma and walk to the city centre. The price of the car parks ranges from €25 to €40.

Alternatively, you can park on Tronchetto for prices as low as €8 a day and take the bus (line 6), water bus (line 2) or People Mover into the city centre.

Alternatively, you can leave your vehicle in one of the car parks near Mestre station and get to Venice by train in just a few minutes.