Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Venice. WTR's Venice map shows you the location of the Punta della Dogana and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Osteria Alle Testiere and what to order at Trattoria alla Madonna. Then you're off to Rome.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Venice
Getting around in Venice
Public transportation in Venice
WTR's Tony Transit says the best place to find practical information on local transportation is (actv.it/en/movinginvenice/movinginvenice)
Tony also suggests that you purchase the Venice Unica City Pass (veneziaunica.it/en/content/what-it-and-what-it-offers-tourists).
The vaporetto is a great way to get around Venice and at the same time enjoy the canal experience. The Number 1 vaporetto route runs up and down the Grand Canal, stopping in each of the six sestiere or neighborhoods.
Number 2: Also runs on the Grand Canal and connects the Tronchetto with the train station, Piazzale Roma, Lido, and Guidecca. Route 12: Goes to Murano and Burano Islands from Fondamente Nove.
People Watching in Venice
WTR's Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" in Venice is Harry's Bar on San Marco.
Beverages in Venice
Our Winnie Winesnob reports the gondoliers drink Pinot Grigio. Italian bubbly is Prosecco. Winnie says the best popular wines are: Val Policella, Soave, Barolo and Barberesco. And Larry Lager says the best beer is German. Lemoncello is popular.
Dining in Venice
WTR's Carlota Cuisine to reach the best place to dine catch ferry 13 at the Fondamente Novo to Sant'Erasmo Capannone, then take the little road that follows the shore to the right. After a short walk you'll come to Bar dei Tedeschi - L & D: Daily, via Dei Forti 24, 04 12 444 139
Go for the calamari and the house wine.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Venice
Our Shauna Showtime says the best Areas to check out for nightlife are: Rialto, Erbaria, Campo Santa Margherita and the Fontamenta della Misericorida.
Shopping in Venice
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best designer boutiques are found west of the piazza San Marco. Look for Murano glass. Be careful if your are buying masks - Shari says the best are papier mache or Cartapesta. Shari goes to Pied a Terre for those chic velvet gondolier slippers and to Giuliana Longo the silk trimmed straw hats and Carnival headdresses. And Shari likes the velvet handbags at Roberta di Camerino and the beaded jewelry at Amy West.
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Recognition for Venice
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Venice
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museum such as: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Now to May 1, 2018 see Marino Marini Visual Passions
The exhibition will present major works by Marino Marini (1901–80) and selected works by artists such as Giacomo Manzù, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, as well as Etruscan objects and Italian sculptures from the 15th century.