One who is traveling or studying abroad should always be aware of some important things regarding the city that they will be in. This is why we provide these useful info pages, so that the most important things to know are all right here at your fingertips.
Whether you are looking for information on the nearest consulate or transportation options, you’ll be able to find it here.
Venice Useful Information:
What to do with car in Venice:
Of course, you can not drive in Venice, so don’t ask yourself what to do with rental car in Venice. Anyway, you can easily get to Venice by car through motorway (A4 from Trieste and Turin, A27 from Belluno, and A13 from Bologna). Then you can park your car in a garage or lot.
Where to find your consulate in Venice:
If you ever find yourself with a lost passport or (hopefully not) arrested, you will most likely need the services of your country’s consulate or embassy. For those coming from the U.S. you can locate the U.S. Embassy in Rome. Their consulates are located in Florence, Naples and Milan, so to go you will have to travel some to reach them. However, in Venice there is an American Consular Agency at the Venice Airport, however, they only offer limited services but will be able to help as a type of “middle man” for you and the other consulates if you cannot reach them immediately.
For other countries visit: Consulates and Embassies in Venice
Emergency Numbers in Venice:
For the central emergency line that will connect you to the service you need dial: 112
To reach the ambulance services directly, dial: 118
Medical Information in Venice:
For the nearest hospital/emergency room visit Hospital SS Giovanni e Paolo Venice, which is located in the center.
In need of a pharmacy (Farmacia in Italian)? Look for any green crosses and the pharmacists there will help you get what you are looking for. Here you can find anything from eye drops and cold medication, as well as toiletries, if needed.
Venice ATM Locations:
You will have no problem finding an ATM in Venice. There are over 100 of them located throughout the city center including one directly outside of the main train station. To view specific locations visit: Venice ATM locations.
Transportation in Venice and more:
There’s no other city like it and for this, you will not find your normal city forms of transportation, however, you will find water taxis, gondolas (more of an expensive tourist experience), water buses, limited bus services (on land) and even the chance to hire a boat. For your cheapest option visit: Water Bus Schedule.
If you are looking to get to and from the airport visit: Bus Schedule for Airport and More and check out line 5- aerobus, line 15 and line 45.
To make your life easier, check out: Venezia Unica: Official City Pass which will get you your public transportation, tourist attraction and cultural event tickets all in one. You can pick and choose which deals you want for a discount and easier access.
Venice City Map
For those of you that are choosing your own feet as your transportation check out this Printable Venice Map.
Venice what do I need to book in advance
If you don’t want to queue, you’d better book tickets for the main museums and art galleries in Venice:
- You can book tickets to visit Peggy Guggenheim’s Collection: here.
- You can book tickets for Gallerie dell’Accademia: here.
- You can book tickets for Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace): here.
- You can book tickets for Natural History Museum: here.
Venice Italy apartments for rent long term
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Venice where do cruise ships dock
Most cruise ships dock at Bacino Della Stazione Marittima, at the western end of the city. There are five berths for cruise ships. Ships no longer than 315 meters long can land, while in the area of San Basilio there are 3 berths for cruise ships of about 200 meters.
In Venice what not to do
You have probably read our guide, Venice to do things. Yes, Studentsville’s Staff has selected the best things to do in Venice but, be careful, there also things you can’t do in the city on the water:
- Don’t ride a gondola
- Don’t ask what time Venice closes (it’s not an amusement park)
- Don’t leave trash in the street
Weather in Venice
In Venice you can find continental climate: that means you can have cold, humid winters and hot, sultry summers. Anyway, the weather is slightly mitigated by the Adriatic Sea. So, in the summer daytime temperatures are high (the months of July and August are the hottest) but at night temperatures drop and you can enjoy the city to its fullest. During the spring, on the contrary, the weather is cold, rainy and foggy (especially in March), while in autumn sunny days alternate with periods of cloudy skies and rain. During the winter, as you might imagine, the weather is very cold: I mean, temperatures can drop below -5 °C. The best period to visit Venice is probably the mid season, from mid April to mid June and in September.
Venice Italy weather December
December is one of the coldest months of the year in winter season in Venice, and the streets are quiet and not busy. So you can visit the city without being bothered by street noises and buy something beautiful at the festive Christmas market in Campo Santo Stefano.
Venice to do winter: Dolomites
The Dolomites are often called “the mountains of Venice” because on particularly clear days from Venice you can see the Dolomites. So, is there a train from Venice to Dolomites? Train is not is not the shortest and most comfortable way to reach the Dolomites. Anyway, at “Venezia S. Lucia” station you can take a train (with two changes) that leads you to Calalzo – Pieve di Cadore – Cortina.