Moving around Venice, particularly for those who have just
arrived for their first visit, can seem like a maze of narrow
alleyways linked by the odd plaza and by what appears
to be hundreds of little bridges, and it almost is! Once
you get used to the style and layout of Venice though, it
becomes much clearer, exciting and, thankfully, forgiving.
Venice has available, much like every other major city
as far as tourists are concerned, street maps and other
free brochures to aid your navigation whilst visiting and
also point you in the direction of all the city’s
major sites and attractions. It is also worth having a look
at your travel guides (which invariably include several
small maps) or doing a bit of research prior to arrival
in order to give yourself a fighting chance of finding your
hotel slightly more easily.
Visit the official tourism website at www.turismovenezia.it
or alternatively pick up your free maps and guides at various
locations including St Mark’s Square and all the arrival
points such as the airport, train station and Piazzale Roma.
has a comprehensive list of the world’s main stages
including of course, Venice.
Lonely Planet provide a helpful map along with photo’s
facts and videos at www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/italy/venice
provides a quality street guide of Venice which is printable
for your convenience.