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If you arrive for your Venetian holiday by train in Italy, then the nearest railway station to your hotels, or other city accommodation, will be the Venice Santa Lucia Station.

This is a terminus for trains arriving from Milan, and other stops along the route. It is the next stop from the mainland railway station of Venezia Mestre. Both Santa Lucia and Venezia Mestre are operated by the Italian company, Grandi Stazioni, and linked to each other by the Ponte della Libertà, or Liberty Bridge.

Around Santa Lucia Railway Station, you'll find a good choice of cheap hotels, or other accommodation, such as apartments, B&B's and cheap hostels. Staying in this area gives you a good base for your Venice holiday in Italy.

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Santa Lucia Station is in the Cannaregio part of the historic district, and sits at the western end of the Grand Canal.

Accommodation near the Santa Lucia Station, puts you just a short walk from the sights of Venice. Stroll across the Grand Canal bridge, of Ponte degli Scalzi, and you are in the heart of Piazza Santa Croce, with its beautiful Basilica.

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You'll be close to sights and canals

Santa Lucia was built during the 1860's and got its name from the Convent of Santa Lucia, which had to be demolished to make way for the station. The rail station has been transformed several times over the years, with the current concourse opened in the 1960's.

This busy station sees nearly 500 train movements a day, including national, regional and local suburban routes. It is also the final stop of the iconic Venice Simplon Orient Express.

If your Venice accommodation is away from Santa Lucia, and in the heart of the city, you will find it easy to get there either on Vaporetto Water Taxis, or on the People Mover Transit system. Or, for a real touch of old Venice, take a traditional gondola and be serenaded en-route.

Wherever your hotels are in Venice Italy, you'll be close to its sights and the canals lined with beautiful old palaces. Be sure to spend time in St Mark's Square, people watching over a coffee or al-fresco lunch, before visiting the Tower of St Mark's and the Doge's Palace.

Venice is full of wonderful museums for all the family, including the famous Glass Museum on the Island of Murano, the Museo of Fortuny and the Naval History Museum.

The city of Venice in Italy

Venice, city of water is one of the most romantic places to visit in the world, with accommodation ranging from cheap and cheerful hostels, to truly luxurious hotels.

When you visit the city you will discover sights that have changed little in the last 600 years, since Venice was reclaimed from lagoon waters.

Although part of the city is located on the mainland, most tourists head for the historic centre, spread across 118 islands, linked by canals and atmospheric bridges, such as the famous Bridge of Sighs, an enclosed bridge of white limestone. This beautiful bridge was built to link the Doge's Palace to the New Prison.

Venice Santa Lucia Train Station

Venice Railway Station -- is connected to the rest of Italy with Eurostar trains, Intercities and Interregional and local trains, including fast trains from central Rome Italy, Florence Santa Maria Italy and Milan city centre, Italy.

The Santa Lucia rail station is a modern building and is connected to the Grand Canal. The station is a great entrance to the antique city of Venice that has attracted international tourists and high profile events.

Some through trains do not terminate at Santa Lucia train station, stopping only at the Venezia-Mestre Railway Station on the mainland. All trains traveling to and from Santa Lucia stop at Mestre. A shuttle train service operates between Santa Lucia St and Venice's other rail station (Venezia Mestre) which is located on the mainland.

Time zone -- GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)

Currency -- Euro

Language -- Italian, of course, is the language of the land, but English is generally understood at most attractions such as museums and at most hotels and restaurants that cater to visitors.

Electricity -- The electricity in Italy varies considerably. It's usually alternating current (AC), varying from 42 to 50 cycles. The voltage can be anywhere from 115 to 220.

Air Connections -- Venice is served by the newly rebuilt Marco Polo International Airport, or Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo, named in honor of its famous citizen.

The airport is on the mainland and was rebuilt away from the coast, however the water taxis or Alilaguna waterbus' to Venice are only a seven minute walk from the terminals. Some airlines market Treviso Airport in Treviso, 20km from Venice, as a Venice gateway.

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