Venice is a city in Italy famous for its winding canals, gourmet dining, operas, classical music, art galleries, and gondola rides down the Grand Canal. You can enjoy luxurious shopping in Piazza San Marco, marvel at the Gothic architecture of the Palazzo Ducale, or experience amazing city and water views from the San Giorgio Maggiore; a Catholic cathedral. You can tour St. Mark's Basilica, a famous church which was constructed in 832 A.D., or view the artwork at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
San Marco is the most famous neighborhood in the city and is home to the Basilica di San Marco, Correr Museum, Caffe Florian and the Campanile on the Piazza. The area is filled with souvenir shops, a large variety of luxury hotels, and designer clothing shops. The ACTV vaporetto, or waterbus, is a great way to explore the canal. Transportation via bus is also available, and the Alilaguna ferry is the main method of transportation to the airport, Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE).
Venice is known for its gourmet pizzas and pastries. The hottest month is July, which averages 73 degrees, and January is the coldest month, with an average of 37 degrees. August is considered the best month for swimming in the sea, because the average sea temperature is 79 degrees.