Where is Venice – arguably the most romantic city in the world?
Because if you’re planning to visit the city of canals and bridges, famous for its gondolas, St. Mark’s Square and the romantic Rialto Bridge (just to name a few attractions), the first thing you have to find out is where it actually is on the map.
Venice’s extensive artistic, cultural, historical and architectural heritage never fails to impress visitors arriving from every corner of the world.
In fact, Venice is an open-air museum, as you walk around its streets and squares, don’t be surprised to see sublime churches and lavish palaces overlooking canals dating back to the glorious Serenissima Republic days.
Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. Built on 118 islands, the city is located in the Venetian Lagoon, in the northwestern side of the Adriatic Sea.
Where is Venice?
In this guide you can find more information about Venice’s geographical position, how to get there and how far it is from other Italian cities.
Towards the end, I’ll share a boatload of fun and curious facts about Venice too!
Where is Venice in Italy on the Map?
Before we get started with this informative guide, to get a visual image of where Venice is in relation to other cities and countries, take a look at the map below:
Based in north east Italy the territory of the municipality of Venice, Italy is geographically divided into two parts: the insular area (that includes the historic centre and the islands) and the mainland. Venice municipality’s area extends for 414,57 km² with a population of 249 726 inhabitants.
How to get to Venice
There are different ways to get to Venice and it’s pretty straightforward too. If you arrive by plane, it’s very likely that you’ll land at one of the airports near Venice.
Venice is connected to many European capitals and most of the big cities, also by intercontinental direct flights to New York, Atlanta and Dubai.
From Marco Polo airport you can either get a bus, water bus, shared or private water taxi or land taxi to get to Venice. If you happen to be travelling to Venice from Treviso airport instead, the best options are bus or land taxi.
Learn how to get from Marco Polo airport or Treviso airport to Venice:
Venice is connected to the mainland by the Ponte della Libertà, a 4 kilometre long bridge that can be crossed by cars, buses, trams and trains.
If you’re getting to Venice by train, your arrival station is Venice Santa Lucia whereas if you’re getting there by car, bus and tram is Piazzale Roma.
At the end of the bridge, you can also reach the Marittima Cruise Terminal and Tronchetto island where you can park your car.
Once you get to the train or bus stations, you can either walk around Venice, get a water taxi or the water bus (vaporetto).
Learn more on how to get around Venice by visiting my dedicated guide.
Distance to other Italian cities from Venice:
|Journey||Distance||Estimated travel time by car|
|Venice to Verona||75 miles / 121 kilometres||1 hour and 15 minutes|
|Venice to Lake Garda||87 miles / 140 kilometres||1 hour and 25 minutes|
|Venice to Lake Como||213 miles / 344 kilometres||3 hours and 45 minutes|
|Venice to Milan||170 miles / 273 kilometres||2 hours and 50 minutes|
|Venice to Florence||167 miles / 269 kilometres||2 hours and 50 minutes|
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Where to Stay in Venice?
I would like to make myself clear when I say this, Venice is not a city for a hit and run visits, it deserves time to be discovered and appreciated.
For most first time travellers to Venice, I generally recommend spending at least a minimum 3 days in Venice, but the more you can afford to stay the better.
See this list of hotels for different budgets for you stay in the heart of Venice:
Venice Fun Facts
Here’s a list of fun stories, scandalous revelations and interesting facts about Venice that will make your visit to the Lagoon city quite amusing, after reading them!
Here are questions people ask when it comes to planning a trip to Venice:
Where is Venice?
Now you should have a clear idea of where Venice is and how far it is from other Italian cities that you might be visiting during your time in Italy.
Venice is very straightforward to be able to reach by plane, by car and by train and it’s worth adding it in any Italian itinerary that you have in the planning stage.
If you’re thinking about visiting Venice and require help on what to see here, why don’t you take a look at my guide on the best things to do in Venice for some ideas?
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