Links

Weather

www.weather.com/activities/other/other/weather/tenday.html?locid=ITXX0085&from=search_10day  

You will find a ten day weather forecast for Venice here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0064&links

or the BBC 5 day weather forecast for Venice here.

veniceword.com
This is the weather page of a good general information site about Venice.

Sightseeing and tours

  • Venice Council have now launched a one-stop visitor website http://www.veneziaunica.it . You can buy waterbus travelcards, 
  • http://68.36.191.183/win/nph-win.rofl/010110A/http/www.gondolavenezia.it/homeng.asp

    This is the official website of the gondolieri of Venice and contains both historical and current information.

    tours-italy.com
    A company that offers walking tours in Venice

    Art & Film

    labiennale.org
    The official site of the prestigious Venice Biennale art exhibition, which also hosts the annual Venice Film Festival every September. The 55th Venice Achitecture Biennale will run from June to November 2014.

    The Museums of Venice - the city's own website for all the museums owned and run by Venice Council - including The Doge's Palace, the Museo Correr in St Mark's Square, the Museum of Glass on Murano and many others http://www.museiciviciveneziani.it/main.asp?lin=EN

    You can avoid the queues and pre-book online for the Doge's Palace, Accademia Art Gallery and other venues at http://www.venice-museum.com/?gclid=COWl3ZX-pp8CFUYA4wod7nT60Q

    The Peggy Guggenheim Collection - The late American heiress's unique collection of 20th Art housed in her own Palazzo on the Grand Canal http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/default.html

    The Francois Pinault collection of modern art is housed in two stunning locations on the Grand Canal, the Pallazzo Grassi and the newly refurbished Punta della Dogana (Customs House) by the Salute church. Featuring major archaeological and modern art exhibitions commissioned by or from the private collection of the owner, French billionaire international art collector Francois Pinault http://www.palazzograssi.it/en/

    The Cini Foundation hosts cultural conferences and some excellent art exhibitions in the beautiful location of San Giorgio Maggiore, at the end of Giudecca and opposite St Mark's basin. http://www.cini.it

    Festivals

    www.carnivalofvenice.com

    Carnival 2014 runs from 22nd February to 4th March.

    Music

    The website of La Fenice, Venice's famous opera house - true to its name - recently risen from the ashes http://www.teatrolafenice.it/

    Opera in the Scuola Grande dei Carmini in Campo Santa Margherita and other venues http://www.venice-concerts.com/venice-italy-night-events-reviews.php?lang=

    Opera in a beautiful palazzo on the Grand Canal near the Accademia Bridge http://www.musicapalazzo.com/

    Opera and Concerts not far from the Rialto bridge at the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro http://www.imusiciveneziani.com/index.html

    Concerts of music by Vivaldi and other Venetian composers at the Chiesa San Vidal, just across the Accademia bridge www.interpretiveneziani.com

    Music by Vivaldi and others at one of Venice's oldest churches, San Giacometto, just behind the Rialto bridge http://www.ensembleantoniovivaldi.com/venice-concerts-description.php

    Things to do

    FORTY GREAT THINGS TO DO IN VENICE - a miscellany of interesting and (some)unusual suggestions, from salted pig-thighs to live jazz, courtesy of Pizza Express who sponsor some of Venice in Peril’s restoration work in Venice. To be found at http://www.veniceinperil.org/news/news.asp?Id=66

    http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/venice/re_todo.htm  Just in case there are not enough options on our website, here is a list of 200 things to do in Venice - which might appeal especially to those revisiting Venice who have already visited the main sights.

    Reading matter

    http://www.fictionalcities.co.uk/venice.htm 

    A very comprehensive listing of fiction books about Venice or set in Venice, with reviews.

    Films about or set in Venice

    http://www.fictionalcities.co.uk/venicefilms.htm 

    Details of many films that have been made about Venice or set in Venice

    Sport 

    http://www.venicemarathon.it/?lang=en 

    The Venice Marathon - October 2013 - website 

    Transport and city information

  • Venice Council have now launched a new website - http://www.veniceconnected.com/ - with pre-booking discounts for travel tariffs and tourism tickets around the city. You can get as much as a 25% discount on a 7 day travel ticket at off-peak times of the year.
  • actv.it
    The english-language website of ACTV, the local transport authority. You will find timetables here for all the vaporetto (water bus) routes around the city and the lagoon.

    comune.venezia.it
    The website of the Municipality (Comune) of Venice

    Acqua Alta & Tides

    For Winter visitors daily high tide forecasts can be found at http://goeurope.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=goeurope&cdn=travel&tm=25&gps=462_656_1260_862&f=00&tt=13&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.comune.venezia.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1748

    General information

    http://www.veniceblog.typepad.com/
    A lively site for English-speaking fans of Venice hosted by an American who lived on Giudecca in the late 1990's. Has a wonderful archive of articles.