Venice is world renowned for its romantic allure, unique architecture and beautiful artistic craftsmanship. Wander through narrow, labyrinthine alleys while singing gondoliers glide by along Venice's ubiquitous canals. Also be sure to take advantage of some of the freshest seafood and finest wine in Italy after shopping for world-famous Venetian masks, silks and stained glass. Venice is a delight for the senses for everyone traveling in Italy.
The public transportation system in Venice consists of water buses in Venice proper and buses while on the mainland. The system is not heavily used as visitors and residents alike enjoy walking from one side of the island to the other. The main mode of transport are the Gondolas which allow you to enjoy the beautiful canals.
Cycling is not permitted in Venice and doing so will incur a fine. However, it is permitted on small neighboring islands such as S. Erasmo, Lido and Pellestrina.
Taxis and taxi boats are generally very expensive in Venice. Taxi boats are available from many docks and the price can negotiable. * Base Minimum Fare: €13 + €1.80 per minute.
Venice is a city made for pedestrians since walking is the only option to reach most of the city's attractions.