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4 hours ago, victory2020 said:

This goes to the area around St Mark's also? How long does it take to get the airport & how much is it? I have not purchased transfer to the airport yet but have a 12:30pm flight. I'd love this option if it would work

It is €15pp or €14pp if you prebuy on line

90 mins to the airport.  

You either take Alilaguna Blu or Alilaguna red boat from cruise terminal to airport. Stunning journeys, and yes, it goes right past St Marks Sq.

 

https://www.alilaguna.it/en/lines/lines-map

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4 hours ago, victory2020 said:

This goes to the area around St Mark's also? How long does it take to get the airport & how much is it? I have not purchased transfer to the airport yet but have a 12:30pm flight. I'd love this option if it would work

 

I highly suggest you take a look at the Venice for Visitors site -- it is very good at providing you with the basic information on how to get around in Venice using the different types of transportation available, including the vaporetti, Alilaguna, etc.

 

https://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/vi-transport.htm

 

This will allow you to make the best choices based on your timing, how much luggage you have, where you are staying, etc.

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There are many churches (they sell a pass as most charge an entrance fee) and several museums.  Check in Google/ guide books (you can get them from your library for free) to see your options. St. Marks is nice but during the busy cruise season you might want to skip it, or do as others suggest and be there when it opens. The fun of Venice is to just walk and wonder.  You will see amazing bridges, small streets, and then suddenly be in a huge square.  Food in Venice is okay, they charge a lot of sit down to eat fees, so coffee and wine stops (stand to drink to save some money) were some of my favorite things.  If you are interested in masks, there are several stores that allow you to paint your own. My kids did this and loved it, plus it is an great souvenir.

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I had read several books set in Venice before we started our WB TA from there in 2011 so I felt like I sort of knew the place.  It's an entertaining way to get acquainted with any place, but especially with Venice which is so unique.  Donna Leon has a series of crime novels featuring [Detective] Guido Brunetti.  John Berendt penned "City of Fallings Angels," which I enjoyed very much and I used his important sites (such as the opera house, La Fenice, which is very beautiful) as sort of a guide of what to see beyond the "biggies" like St. Marks.  American cookbook author Marlena de Blasi visited Venice, fell in love with a local banker, married him and they lived out on the Lido (island east of Venice where there is a beach on east side and lovely homes on the west side).  I spent some time out on the Lido during our pre-cruise stay in Venice; it's accesible by Alilaguna boat.

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