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Churches of Venice – A Tagged Map

We are building a tagged map showing the location of (almost) all the churches in Venice, with some basic information on what to see and how-when it is possible to access them.

While doing some research on the subject, we have stumbled onto this great web site, The Churches of Venice that provides concise but interesting information on the churches.

Enjoy!

Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice – A Tagged Map

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are? Here is a  a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps – select the satellite view and zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (a feature Google Maps does not offer any longer – bummer). Names of people may be shown, they are the architects who designed the palace. Most Venetian palace names begin with the word Ca’ which simply means “house” or casa, in Italian, which is shortened into ca’  and followed by the name of the original owners of the homestead – e.g. Ca’ Marcello would be the ancestral dwelling of the Marcello family.

We also provide two new maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank.

Google has recently changed the features of its Google Maps service – specifically, they removed the 45-degree satellite view, which  ruined the work done on the Google Maps  tagged map  of the Grand Canal palaces we created previously. The map is still available, as we are still adding info to it, while planning for the definitive transfer of all the information to Bing. (Sorry, Google Maps, you let us down on this!).

Shopping in Venice – Food and Curiosities – A Tagged Map.

Here is our tagged map with a list of shops, stores, craft shops etc. to try out when in Venice. We have not tried them all out yet, so if you do, let us know what you found in the comments!

Venice Vaporetto Waterbus Lines and Stops – A Tagged Map

When in Venice, unless you go on foot through the maze of calli, the public transport service waterbus vaporetto is the way to go. Here is a Venice vaporetto map showing the vaporetto lines an boarding stations of the vaporetto waterbus. We have started by entering information on vaporetto waterbus stops located at Venice’s two main gateways: the central bus station and car terminal of Piazzale Roma and the railway station / train station of Venezia Santa Lucia / S.Lucia; each placemark for the vaporetto stops by the two terminals lists the lines that you can board and the sequence of stops.

To cruise along the Grand Canal, you can choose two lines: no. 1, which stops more frequently (longer travel time) or no.2, which stops less frequently (shorter travel time).

Here are the details on the main lines for the vaporetto waterbus with the main stops:

LINE 1 P.LE ROMA “D” – FERROVIA “E” – (travels trough the Grand Canal) – RIALTO – S.MARCO  Vallaresso – S.ZACCARIA Danieli “E”- LIDO S.M.E. “D” (both ways)

LINE 2 S.ZACCARIA M.V.E. “B” – GIUDECCA – TRONCHETTO – P.LE ROMA “F” – FERROVIA “C” – (travels trough the Grand Canal)  -RIALTO – S.MARCO Giardinetti (both ways)

LINE 2/ (i.e. “due barrato”)  P.LE ROMA – FERROVIA – RIALTO (both ways)

LINE 3 P.LE ROMA – FERROVIA – MURANO  (both ways)

LINE 4.1 MURANO – F.TE NOVE – FERROVIA”D” – P.LE ROMA “E” – GIUDECCA – S.ZACCARIA – F.TE NOVE – MURANO (circular: ccw)

LINE 4.2 MURANO – F.TE NOVE – S.ZACCARIA – GIUDECCA – P.LE ROMA – FERROVIA – F.TE NOVE – MURANO (circular: cw)

LINE 5.1 LIDO S.M.E. – OSPEDALE – F.TE NOVE – FERROVIA – P.LE ROMA – S.ZACCARIA – LIDO S.M.E. (circular: ccw)

LINE 5.2 LIDO S.M.E. – S.ZACCARIA – P.LE ROMA – FERROVIA – F.TE NOVE – OSPEDALE – LIDO S.M.E. (circular: cw)

LINE 6 P.LE ROMA – S.MARTA – S.BASILIO – ZATTERE – SPIRITO SANTO – GIARDINI – S.ELENA – LIDO S.M.E. (both ways).

LINE 9 BURANO – TORCELLO (both ways)

LINE 10 LIDO S.M.E. – S.MARCO Giardinetti – ZATTERE (both ways)

LINE 11 LIDO – ALBERONI FARO ROCCHETTA – S.MARIA DEL MARE – PELLESTRINA – CHIOGGIA (both ways)

LINE 12 F.TE NOVE “A”- MURANO – MAZZORBO – BURANO – TREPORTI – CAVALLINO PUNTA SABBIONI (both ways)

LINE 13 F.TE NOVE “D” – MURANO – VIGNOLE – S.ERASMO / S.ERASMO – CAVALLINO TREPORTI (both ways)

LINE 14 S.MARCO “A” – LIDO (S.M.E.) – CAVALLINO PUNTA SABBIONI (both ways)

LINE 15 S.MARCO “A” – PUNTA SABBIONI (both ways)

LINE 16 FUSINA – ZATTERE (both ways)

LINE 20 S.ZACCARIA M.V.E “B” – S.SERVOLO – S.LAZZARO (both ways)

LINE 22 PUNTA SABBIONI – OSPEDALE – F.TE NOVE – TRE ARCHI (both ways)

LINE N (nightly line) S.ZACCARIA – CANALE GIUDECCA – CANAL GRANDE – LIDO (both ways)

As you can see, some lines run back and forth, some others run on a circular route, clockwise/counter-clockwise.

This is the same map in Google Maps: Venice vaporetto map. We are moving away from Google Maps as they are becoming more and more not user-friendly…

Venice Palaces of the Grand Canal – A New Tagged Map for Smartphones in Bing Maps

It’s been one year since we first published a tagged map showing the main buildings on the Grand Canal. We have now re-created the same map in Bing Maps, which works great on smartphones and tablets too. So if you are interested in finding out the names of those wonderful palaces, just click on the link and select satellite layer bird’s eye view, rotating it to align the placemarks to the buildings’ main gate.

Enjoy!

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Venice by Train – Real-time Train Departures and Arrivals

Are you travelling to Venice by train? We usually do, and plan our daily trip using this very useful real-time schedule of departures and arrivals at Venice’s main railway station, Venezia Santa Lucia. It looks very much like an airport timetable and gives you an instant view of what trains are departing and leaving from Venezia S.Lucia in the next few hours.

Sometimes we drive to Mestre, park and then travel the last leg from there to Venice by train. Here’s the real-time schedule of train departures and arrivals at the Venezia Mestre railway station.

If you are getting to Venice from Bologna, here are real-time departures from Bologna Centrale station.

If you are getting to Venice from Verona, here are real-time departures from Verona P.N. station.

If you are getting to Venice from Florence, here are real-time departures from Firenze S.M.N. station.

If you are getting to Venice from Vicenza, here are real-time departures from Vicenza station.

If you are getting to Venice from Treviso, here are real-time departures from Treviso Centrale station.

Another major railway station in the area is Padova, well… Padua, that is. Here are the real-time departures and arrivals at that station.

Last but not least, our favorite departing railway station is Terme Euganee, in the hot spa resort town of Montegrotto, by the beautiful Euganean Hills, which also is a nice touristic area. Here is the real-time schedule of departures and arrivals from there.

Enjoy!

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Venice on Foot – Reaching Venice’s Main Attractions Quickly.

Unless you have a boat,  the quickest mean of transport in Venice is your own feet. Here is a suggested tagged map with shortcut routes that take you to Venice’s main attractions in about 30 minutes, by-passing the tourist-crowded Strada Nova. The trick is using the traghetto, the public service gondola that crosses the Canal Grande for a small fee, which shortens your walking time from the railway station Venezia  Santa Lucia  to the heart of the city.  In this instance, we used the San Toma’ traghetto. Along the proposed itinerary you’ll find interesting spots and shops and walk shoulder to shoulder with locals and daily commuters, as the shortcut is mostly used by them. The suggested paths take you to some of Venice’s main attractions, including St.Mark’s Square and Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Grassi, Ponte di Rialto, Frari, Salute… enjoy!

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Restaurants in Venice – Eat local food while in Venice – A Tagged Map

Here is a map of Venice restaurants, cafes, osterie, bacari etc. where you can eat true local food, moeche, cicheti, and gelato… from full-fledged three-course meals, to finger food…  mostly off too crowded areas. Check for opening hours before going… enjoy!

Ristorante Al Covo
Phone: +39 041 5223812
Address: Castello 3968 (Campiello della Pescaria) – Venezia
Also offers accommodations.
On Tripadvisor

Osteria ai Quatro Feri
Phone: +39 041 520 6978
Address: 2754, Dorsoduro – Venezia (Calle Lunga San Barnaba)

La Colombina
Phone: +39 041 2750622
Address: Cannaregio 1828 (Campiello Pegolotto) – Venezia.
From the main road (Calle del Pistor), face the little green newsagent booth, you should see a pharmacy right behind it, on the left. Take the narrow street behind the booth, coasting the pharmacy to the left, that takes you to Campiello del Pegolotto.

Pane Vino e San Daniele
Phone: +39 041 5237456
Address: Campo dell’Angelo Raffaele – Dorsoduro 1722 – Venezia
Also offers accommodations.

Osteria Bancogiro
Phone: +39 041-5232061
Campo San Giacometto, 122 – (San Polo) Venezia

Al Timon
Phone: +39 041 5246066
Address: Cannaregio 2754, (Fondamenta dei Ormesini) – Venezia

Al Paradiso Perduto
Phone: +39 041 720581
Cannaregio 2540, (Fondamenta della Misericordia) – Venezia

Campo Santa Margherita
This is not a restaurant, it is one of Venice’s squares, a campo; a favorite hangout for university students. Join the local crowd around 7 pm for a “spritz” or a gelato.

Osteria Al Bacco
Phone: +39 041 721415
Cannaregio, 3054 (Fondamenta de le Capuzzine) – Venezia

Da Luca e Fred
Phone: +39 041 716170
Address: Cannaregio 1518 (Rio Tera’ San Leonardo) – Venezia.
True local finger food.

Pizzeria Ae Oche
Phone: +39 041 524 1161
Address; Santa Croce, 1552 (Calle de le Oche) – Venezia ‎
A family hangout where you can get Italian pizza. Not far from the railway station.

Gelati Nico
Phone: +39 041 5225293
Dorsoduro, 922 (Fondamenta Zattere ai Gesuati) – Venezia.
Just off the vaporetto ZATTERE waterbus stop. If you are in a hurry, ask for a “gianduiotto da passeggio con panna”… you’re in for a real ice-cream treat!

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Venice oldest churches – A tagged map

According to Andrea Dandolo (c. 14), the oldest churches in Venice were built by Saint Magnus, bishop of Oderzo, after a series of dreams he had that told him where and when to build. Here is a map showing the locations of the sites where the original churches were built; they still stand there, even though the original buildings are long gone.

Also, a tagged map showing the location of (almost) all the churches in Venice, with some basic information on what to see and how-when it is possible to access them.

Visit to Venice Gardens – A Tagged Map

Here is a map showing gardens in Venice palaces that can be visited; before going, always check with the people who run the place to make sure you are allowed in. The essence of exploring Venice is getting far from the madding crowd, and looking for gardens can turn out to be an interesting experience, very different from the ordinary visit to the tourist-crowded spots of the city. Enjoy!

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