Getting to Venice should be easy, since multiple airlines offer flights to the city from all continents. Getting around Venice can be trickier! This section has a few tips...
Venice (for First-timers)
Today Venice comprises more than one hundred islands, almost a hundred and fifty canals intersecting it and connected by almost four hundred bridges. All this extensive territory is divided into six areas called Sestiere, most important of which for you to remember will be San Marco, Giudecca and San Polo. San Marco, the most central, has many of the sights and shop. San Polo sits across the Grand Canal from San Marco and will be the location of the welcome dinner. Giudecca Island is where the main wedding events will be set due to its great hotels with wonderful views and gardens, as well as the Il Redendore church that are all a short boat ride away from the bustle of San Marco.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice has an international airport with many direct flights. There is a boat dock walking distance from the terminal from where you can take a water taxi straight to the hotel. Discount taxi companies are also available. We can help you book a water taxi in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you may refer to venicelink.com in case you prefer to organize your own transfer. *Please book these days in advance to get the best pricing!*
Hotels on Giudecca offer a free shuttle service to San Marco for guests that can be used to get from one island to the other.
Hotel Cipriani Shuttle
A shuttle runs from the Cirpriani (Giudecca) to Piazza San Marco (San Marco) during the day and night with the last transfer at midnight (5 minute trip).
Bauer Hotel Shuttle
Its shuttle runs between the Bauer Palladio (Giudecca) and Bauer Palazzo (San Marco) all day but stops during the nights with a shuttle every 30 minutes (5 minute trip).
Vaporetto / Public Service
We highly recommend taking the public service when you are exploring, especially for shorter trips. Its very easy to jump on and off with a day pass or to just buy a ticket on board. Although the map of the various routes may seem a bit confusing, pay close attention to lines 1 and 2 to get you most places you want to go from Giudecca and along the Grand Canal.