Venice from the deck of a gondola

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Venice is an amazing city, mostly located on the water. Its individual districts are located on over 118 islands, but the city also has a mainland with commercial and industrial districts - including Mestre and Marghera. Venice can be explored on foot, but the most convenient way to get around is by gondola or vaporetto.

A characteristic feature of Venice, and at the same time its greatest advantage, is the lack of crowded streets. There, public transport takes place by water, made up of a network of 150 channels . The main arteries are: the Grand Canal, Canale di Cannaregio and Canale della Giudecca . The banks of the canals are connected by 400 bridges . Currently, most of them are made of brick, only a few of the wooden ones have survived, incl. Ponte di San Pietro di Castello, Ponte di'TAbbazia delia Misericordia and Ponte di San Alvise. Venetian streets are usually very narrow, winding, long and dark.

Venice's waterways

Gondolas are one of the symbols of Venice. Every tourist who comes to this city considers a trip by this means of transport to be one of the highlights of the program. The appearance and size of the Venetian boat is determined by the regulations - the gondola must be 11 m long and 1.75 m wide. The gondolier steers the boat with one oar.


Currently, the gondola is not a common means of transport, it is rather a tourist attraction. The gondola stops are located primarily in Bacino Orseolo , right behind the building of the Old Public Prosecutor 's Office and at the pier. The only drawback of this means of transport is the price - the gondola ride , although very attractive, is quite an expensive pleasure (the minimum is about 100 euros for a gondola).


Rides on the water bus (vaporetto) are much cheaper. The network is very well organized, and the trams are famous for their punctuality. Most of the lines run in both directions, and there are also express lines that allow for faster travel as they do not stop at all stops.

The best sightseeing attractions are provided by lines 1 and 2 . They run along the main Canal Grande . Along this route are the most beautiful and representative palaces of Venice and historic churches. The aforementioned lines end the cruise at the neoclassical Palazzo Grassi .

Since 2012, a special line for tourists runs through Venice - Vaporetto dell'Arte , which runs through the Grand Canal and its stops are located at eight of the most important monuments of the city. Traditional public transport, buses and trams only run on the mainland part of Venice, i.e. in the districts of Mestre and Marghera . Years ago they were considered industrial regions, now they have become the greenest part of Venice .

Camping Village Jolly

After exploring the picturesque corners of Venice for a long time and taking water excursions along its canals, it is worth relaxing in a quiet place. Not far from Piazzale Roma , about 1 km from the A4 motorway, between the Marghera and Mestre districts, is the comfortable and family- run Camping Village Jolly . It's the perfect place to unwind .


At the campsite, we can use comfortable and comfortably furnished holiday homes , in which we can find a kitchenette, bathroom, air conditioning and a relaxing patio. There are also pitches for motorhomes with electricity and sanitary connections.

Adults have at their disposal a swimming pool, volleyball court, table tennis, and a jacuzzi . Evenings can be spent at the disco organized in the resort. There is a small paddling pool for children.

At Camping Village Jolly, you can taste original Italian pizza or enjoy other delicacies of Italian cuisine in the restaurant . There is also a bar and a market where you can stock up on fresh bread. An ATM is also available. Wi-Fi is available on the campsite. The center has also been adapted for the disabled (ramps, toilet).


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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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