Voyage to one of the world's most captivating cities

It’s hard to not get swept up in the romance and beauty of Venice, so we say why fight it? Let yourself be taken in by the city’s many charms as you stroll along the cobblestone streets, overarching bridges, and world-famous canals. And then plan on doing a little more walking.

Consisting of more than 100 islands, Venice is Europe’s largest urban car-free area. So the only means for getting around (on dry land, at least) are your own two feet—unless, of course, you travel by water taxi or gondola. And let’s face it: If you don’t go on a gondola ride when you’re in Venice, you’ll never hear the end of it back home!

Fortunately, we’re about to cut back on your walking time considerably: As of 2015, Azamara will be docking at the San Basilio cruise terminal, a mere 25-minute meander away from Venice’s city center. Which means you’ll have even more time for doing things like people watching in the Piazza San Marco, sampling Veneto wines, and shopping for everything from Murano glass to swathes of silk.

And if you’re looking for a few more ideas while you’re in “The City of Water,” be sure to check out our Destination Immersion® blog about Venice. Bellissimo!

Embarking or debarking from Venice? Book your transfer to or from your hotel or the ship with Aloschi Bros.

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Land and Sea Package

Explore Europe aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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St. Mark’s Square And Basilica

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St. Mark’s Square And Basilica

St. Mark’s Square And Basilica

Experience this famous landmark’s mosaics, statues, domes, and spectacular bell tower.

Grand Canal

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Grand Canal

Grand Canal

Marvel at the waterway, packed with buildings from the 13th to 17th centuries.

Murano Glassworks, San Giorgio And Gondola

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Murano Glassworks, San Giorgio And Gondola

Murano Glassworks, San Giorgio And Gondola

Soak in the magic of Venice. Boat to the Murano Glassworks, where artisans share their once-secret craft. Journey to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore to see the incredible basilica and end the day with a tranquil gondola ride.

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Venice, Italy At a glance

Current Weather:
7°C / 44 °F
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Current Time:
6:22:08 am2018/02/21 06:22:08 am
Wednesday, February 21
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Exchange Rates:
  • 1.16
  • 1.50
  • 0.87
  • 1.52
  • 75.18
  • 3.81
  • 22.28
  • 1.69
Local Details:
GPS: 45°26'27.05"N 12°18'55.85"E
Size: 414.57 KM2 (160.07 MI2)
Population: 270,660
Density: 653 Pop/KM2 (252 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +39


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