NUMBER 2: Gondola and Vaporetto
Venice would not be Venice without gondolas, an iconic rowing boat constructed specifically for use in the Venetian lagoon. You can find gondolas in most parts of Venice, and to truly experience the ancient Venetian canals, a ride on a gondola is a one-of-a-kind romantic experience. However, gondola rides can be very expensive, from 80 to over 100 EUR for 40 minutes. You can also take a guided motorboat tour. However, a cheaper alternative is buying a ticket for Venice public water transportation called Vaporetto. This way you will still be able to experience some of the main canals and attractions from water, which can also be an exciting experience.
NUMBER 1: SURROUNDING ISLANDS
Venice is located in the Venetian Lagoon, consisting of over 100 additional islands, some of which can be easily reached by Vaporetto. Most important islands include Murano, famous for glass blowing factories of the world-famous Venetian or Murano glass. You can visit one of many glass factories and for a couple of Euros, you can even experience live glass blowing and glass making. The island of Burano, located further away, is known for incredible colorful façades and beautiful lace products and can be a very exciting addition to your trip to Venice.
Other interesting islands include a quiet Torcello island, San Michele, home to the impressive Venetian cemetery, or Sant’Erasmo Island, also called the Garden of Venice.
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