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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Venice?
If your trip to Venice is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.St. Mark’s Basilica deserves way more than just a quick drive-by. Step out of your car and take your time getting to know this famous sight during your time in Venice.Discover the best that this place has to offer by adding St. Mark’s Square and St Mark’s Campanile to your must-see list. If you have an extra day up your sleeve, drop by Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs as well.Not too far from the city center, Piazzale Roma is one spot you might like to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have some space on your travel itinerary, La Fenice Opera House and Palazzo Grassi will keep you on the go too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Venice?
If you’re looking for a day-trip destination, we’ve got a couple of tips. Located 45 miles away, Doggy Beach is worth hopping in the car for. Aquasplash ought to be at the top of your to-do list here. Parco Zoo Punta Verde and Parco Junior are terrific attractions too. Don’t skip Spiaggia di San Vito either! Just 45 miles away, Punta Faro Marina, Parco Junior and Lignano Sabbiadoro Carrousel are essential stops here.
Where are the best beaches near Venice?
There’s nothing quite as nice as winding down the car window and feeling the salty air on your skin while you’re cruising beside the sea. Pack some yummy snacks and spend some time checking out one of the magnificent beaches near Venice. Picturesque options include:

  • Lungomare d’Annunzio Beach (2 miles away).
  • San Nicolò Beach (3 miles away).
  • Lido di Jesolo (14 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Venice?
After a long day of rubbing shoulders with like-minded individuals, it’s always good to know you can lay your head somewhere nearby. If you’re traveling to Venice primarily for business, here are some of the convention centers that are close to hotels, cafés and restaurants:

  • Venice Convention Center (2 miles away).
  • Villa Valier (9 miles away).
  • Pala Arrex (15 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Venice?
On your way to Venice to check off Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Basilica? Now that’s a road trip of a lifetime! But you may want to give some thought to exactly how you’ll get about. Driving in this metropolis can be nerve-wracking, so go for smaller wheels, like a compact or an economy car. You’ll be weaving through traffic and snapping up car spaces like a true local. If you’d prefer to leave the driving for outside the city center, that’s fine too. Secure something a little larger and more comfortable, like a standard car, and explore the bays of Province of Venice.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Venice?
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Venice. From luxury models to economy rides that are a snap to park, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need much more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
Is it difficult to park in Venice?
Getting a car space in Venice isn’t always quick and easy. That’s why many travelers choose a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the allotted time limit could get you a substantial fine.
Does Venice have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Venice is roughly 51,300, you won’t have a lot of trouble with traffic. That being said, city center streets usually get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Province of Venice?
Normally your rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then issue a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Venice?
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while driving in Venice. But make sure you keep focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Venice?
While behind the wheel in Venice, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.05%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Venice?
You aren’t allowed to turn on a red light in Venice. If you come across one, enjoy a mindful moment until the signal changes to green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Province of Venice?
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Province of Venice.

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