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Driving Around Venice

The Italian city of Venice is known across the world for its spectacular architecture, fantastic food and of course those canals. With buildings and artefacts spanning centuries and the Venetian art collections dating from the 12th century, the city is a magnet for history and art lovers alike. It is also a great draw for foodies as it offers a wide variety of international dishes as well as local fayre such as seafood rice, creamy pasta dishes and crispy pizzas.

Couples flock here from all over the world for its quaint hotels, romantic gondola rides and sunset bridges, but single travellers love coming to the city of canals for its vibrant night life, great bars and huge range of places and activities in which to meet new people. The hot weather, bustling markets, night-life and welcoming bars make it a great place for tourists from all backgrounds and interests. As a result, ever more people are flocking to Venice to soak in the atmosphere.

Although Venice is renowned for its waterways, canals, water taxis and boats which are the main mode of transport in the heart of the city, many tourists exploring this region of Italy find that driving can really take you off the tourist trail and provide access to delights off the beaten track.

A popular driving route is along the roads from cosmopolitan and castello-filled Turin to the fashion capital Milan and through to Venice. The main motorways (autostrada) along this stretch have limits of 85 miles an hour. This route will get you to Venice or Milan in about two and half hours and so is good for a day out, also in view of Expo 2015.

If you are looking for the more leisurely drive, a lot of smaller country roads are available with a lot lower speed limit and are ideal for taking in the Italian scenery. Motorists along these routes almost always stumble across quaint villages, authentic local restaurants and food and craft markets, offering a real taste of the Italian lifestyle and culture, maybe during the Expo 2015. As well as following the city routes, you can also enjoy the many beautiful fishing villages lining the Italian coastline - which is interspersed with winding roads for exploring and offers stunning views.

Driving in Venice city itself is not allowed but parking for your car is easily accessible with mainland parking on offer for long periods of time. There is also a garage constructed on a purpose built island called Tronchetto which is cost-effective and convenient for long-term parking.

In terms of car rental in Venice, there are many main international companies from which to choose your rental car and different price deals on offer throughout the year. With so many fantastic sights and scenery to see around Venice and the nearby cities, it is little wonder that so many people every year make the most of the cheap car hire Venice airport and other local locations have to offer.

Burano Tours and Venice Tours

Boat tours to Burano Murano Torcello Venezia

Boat Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: starting from 4 hours

Period: available all year!

Enjoy a little taste of the timeless atmosphere that you breathe in these places through a convenient and economic boat trip to the islands of the Venice Lagoon.

Departing from Venice, can be complicated for a tourist reaching Murano, Burano and Torcello by public transport, so we thought about comfortable tours of the islands which depart from the Santa Lucia train station in Venice, from Piazza San Marco and, in summer, also from Punta Sabbioni, the end of the Cavallino-Treporti coastline.

In our catalog there are various boat tours options: starting from the classic excursion to Burano, Murano and Torcello, up to the excursion to Murano and Burano with a fish-based lunch in a typical restaurant in Burano.

A novelty are also the tour of Burano, Murano and Venice starting from Punta Sabbioni and the daily excursion to Venice and its islands starting from Jesolo Lido.

In short, if you want to visit Murano and Burano, as well as Torcello and Venice, without sacrificing comfort, seating, explanation on board .... book online the boat trip that's right for you.

Choose the visit to the islands that you prefer, by pressing the button below to have access to our online catalog.

Venice Travel Cards

If you are a "DIY tourist", who prefer to move freely without the comfort of our tours, you can get to Burano with the public vaporetto (Line 12). You can skip the line at the ticket offices buying the water bus tickets online.

Week end in Venice

Plan your weekend in Venice: take a ride in our section dedicated to museums, events, tours, attractions and hotels in Venice and lagoon islands.
Compose online your holiday package in Venice, adding to cart individual services and booking them all at once!

All these services are offered by a Venetian tour operators.

Local Handicrafts

Murano glass shop

New Arte Fuga - Lume Glass Factory

Via Giudecca, 132 - 30142 Burano (Venice Italy)

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano, which is also a small glass factory, offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

Inside this shop it's possible to enjoy for free the "glass lume processing", typical of the area around Murano.

Download the coupon for "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on the button below: showing it in the shop you will be entitled to a discount or a freebie.

Burano Accommodation

Laguna Blu Bed and Breakfast in Burano

Burano Bed and Breakfast

Calle Daffan, 379 - 30142 Burano

Book your room in Burano, in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Stay directly in the quiet Piazza Baldassare Galuppi of Burano.

Venice Hotels

holiday lettings homes and apartments in burano

Holiday lettings, homes and apartments in Burano

Would you like to stay in a typical colorful house of Burano, once inhabited by fishermen and lace-makers?