Venice, in my mind is one of the world’s wonders. A city built on water in the middle of a lagoon, its mesmerizing waterways and host of magnificent palaces, squares and churches bring this city to life in a way no other city can.
Every year thousands of families come to the area and stay in one of the fabulous campsites that surround the city. Here resorts like Caorle, Lido di Jesolo, Cavallino and Lido play host to popular campsites such as Pra’ delle Torri, Union Lido and Marina di Venezia. Click here to find more information about campsites near Venice.
Running through the heart of Venice is the Grand Canal, a waterway lined by beautiful buildings and spanned by three famous bridges. It is just over 2 miles long and varies in width, with an average depth of around five metres. The traghetti stations, from where the infamous gondolas apply their trade, can be found all along.
The best places where you can go for a walk or rest by the canal, on your watery-adventure, are at the San Marcuola railway station, by the Rialto bridge and on Campo San Vio, in front of Santa Maria della Salute. Our full city guide to Venice can found on the I Spy Camping website.
My tips – The vaporetto is the cheapest and probably the most entertaining way of seeing the Grand Canal. For the best chance of getting a good vantage point (and a seat) get on at Piazzale Roma. Vaporetti can be very crowded, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. The best time is between 12.30 and 3 (siesta), along with very early or late in the day.