The districts of Venice - find the one that suits you best.
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In brief: Calm, narrow streets, rich in history.
Highlights: Jewish Ghetto, Chiesa Della Madonna DellOrto, Campo Dei Mori.
Getting there: Ferry Line 1 and 2 to Piazza San Marco/ From the Guglie stop Ferry 52 to the Centre; From Santa Lucia station Bus Shuttle to Marco Polo Airport.
Why stay: well connected with the centre, a perfect area for shopping, romantic spot along the banks of the Canal Grande.
In brief: small neighbourhood, narrow side streets, picturesque.
Highlights: San Zaccaria church, Venice Public Gardens, Garibaldi Street.
Getting there: Ferry line 1 - tourist destination along the Canal Grande, line 41 to Murano.
Why stay: authentic local atmosphere, commercial area with bars, shops and restaurants.
In brief: traditional, lagoon scenery, beach zone.
Highlights: military fortifications, Forte Treporti.
Getting there: from the Lido to Puna Sabbioni 14L / From Venice San Marco to Punta Sabbioni, Vaporetto lines 14 and 15 / From Venice Fondamenta Nuove to Treporti.
Why stay: bike rides, walks on the beach, contact with nature, good connections with the airport.
In brief: busy, tourist spot, a lot of shops and restaurants, on the banks of Canal Grande.
Highlights: Plaza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Palacio Grassi, Doge's Palace.
Getting there: Ferry Line 1 to Venezia Lido, Ferry Line 41-42 to Murano, Ferry lines 1 and 2 run around the whole centre.
Why stay: the heart of the city, fabulous setting both by day and by night, well-connected and popular with tourists.
In brief: residential, arty, wonderful views over the canal.
Highlights: Ca Rezzonico, Iglesia De La Salute, Zattere dock.
Getting there: ferry line 42-41-52-51 to city centre, ferry line 2 to Rialto Bridge.
Why stay: many museums and artistic attractions, central but not chaotic, many typical restaurants.
In brief: island of tranquility, residential, historical, lots of churches.
Highlights: Stucky Mill, Church of the Redeemer, Church of Santa Eufemia.
Getting there: ferry line 41 to Venecia centre. Stops at Redentore, Zitelle, Palanca and Sant Eufemia.
Why stay: quiet area for relaxing holidays, well connected with Venecia centre.
In brief: green area, fine sandy beaches, relaxing.
Highlights: the Murazzi, the Casino, Old Santa Maria Elisabetta centre.
Getting there: ferry line 51-52-1-2 to St Mark's Square.
Why stay: relaxing atmosphere, great connections to the centre, mixture of architectural styles.
In brief: markets, Marco Polo Airport, various theatres.
Highlights: Plaza Erminio Ferretto, San Girolamo Church, Marghera Fortress.
Getting there: fron Venezia Mestre Station Bus Shuttle to Marco Polo airport, connection train station Venezia-Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia,tTram to move around the city.
Why stay: near to the airport, a quiet part of the city but well-connected with the centre of Venice.
In brief: craft workshops, glass making, small narrow streets, picturesque.
Highlights: glass museum, Palace Del Mula, Santa Maria and Donato Church.
Getting there: ferry LN to Burano, ferry line 41-42 every 20 minutes to Dorsoduro and St Mark's Square.
Why stay: popular with tourists, direct contact with one of the oldest and most original arts in Italy: glass blowing.
In brief: old, historical, elegant, busy.
Highlights: Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, Museum of Modern and Oriental Art.
Getting there: bus line 5 from Piazzale Rome to the Marco Polo Airport, ferry line 1 and 82 along the Grand Canal.
Why stay: great variety of restaurants and bars, prestigous and elegant area of Santa Cruz, fabulous connection with airports and the centre.
In brief: traditional, fields and vineyards, beach zone.
Highlights: military fortifications, Torre Massimiliama.
Getting there: from Venice Fondamenta Nuove Vaporetto Line 13, from Treporti Ricevitoria Vaporetto Line 13, there is no direct connection with the airport.
Why stay: close to nature, peace and quiet, traditional celebrations, beaches.
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Did you know?
The gondoliers, rowers of Venice's traditional canal boats, have to go through a complex training process before they can get their licence.