The best way to reach Venice from Grado is to take the train from the Trieste airport station, which is only a 10-minute drive from our resort and has ample parking. The Frecciarossa/Frecciargento fast trains are very convenient, but the slower yet charming regional trains also run regularly. If you’re visiting the lagoon city by car, it’s best to book a parking space online in advance at the San Marco Garage.
In Venice, you can avoid the always overcrowded vaporetti. A much better idea is to explore the city on foot. And even if you get lost in the narrow streets, the hidden alleys and nooks and crannies are filled with the magnificent beauty of the city. If you are not sure where you are, just follow the signs to San Marco or join a guided tour.
There are regular markets in various places in Venice, a visit to the Fondaco dei Tedeschi department stores’ is something of a must. Simply looking around is an experience in itself. A drink on the rooftop is most definitely an experience. A visit to St Mark’s Square, where perhaps the most expensive coffee in the world is served, is a must.
If you’re on the lookout for high-end fashion, head under the arcades on the west side of St Mark’s Square. This is where Venice’s luxury shopping district begins. One particularly beautiful feature is the interior design of the building that houses Louis Vuitton.
Go for a drink on the terrace of the Hotel Bauer or on the rooftop of the legendary Hotel Danieli (reservations recommended) if you want to treat yourself to something special. An incomparable experience is a carpaccio and a glass of iced Bellini at Harry’s Bar.
Aficionados of modern art are well catered for at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in the imposing Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal.
A gondola ride is an expensive but unforgettable experience, a taxi boat ride back to the station or car park is a little cheaper but no less pleasurable.
Our Concierge will be happy to advise you on the best times to visit Venice and will also put together a customised itinerary for you if you wish.