Venice is the only pedestrian city in the world. It is easily walkable making a wonderful experience for visitors. For those looking for a quicker means of transportation can opt for a water taxi. Gondola rides make a great way of meandering through the city canals. The Doge’s Palace is a wonderful historic attraction to visit. Throughout the city there are numerous piazzas, canals and bridges. The Zattere walkway along the Giudecca canal is excellent to walk along during sunny days. The area is covered during the winter months.
Venice has numerous museums that house art work and historic artefacts. The Correr Museum is a unique museum with a wonderful collection of globes. The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Ca' Pesaro and Palazzo Grassi exhibit art work of various famous artists. The Natural History Museum and Glass Museum are also worth visiting. There are several historic churches in the city that can be seen.
Venice is a wonderful place to shop. Visitors can find shops almost everywhere selling glassware, leather goods and delicate laces. The Calle Larga XXII Marzo and the Frezzeria are excellent for shopping. The narrow zigzag Mercerie from Piazza San Marco to the Rialto Bridge is also a great for shopping.
The nearest airport to Venice is the Marco Polo Airport. There is a shuttle bus and a city bus available from the airport to the Piazzale Roma. A bus leaves twice every house and takes around 20 minutes to reach the Piazzale Roma; a one-way ticket costs 6 Euros.The city can also be reached by boat, water buses. Depending on the type of boat taken it can cost anywhere between 8-15 Euros.
There is another airport about 25 Km from Venice, the Treviso Airport. From this airport buses are available to Venice and cost 13 Euros for a round way trip.
For Muslim travelers concerned about finding Halal food, there are many Halal restaurants serving Italian, Turkish and various other cuisines. Pizza e Poi, Spice Hut Pizzeria and Kebabish serve Italian cuisine, while; Doner Kebab, Pizzeria Peter Pan, SKK Shock Kebab Italy, San Polo Kebab and Marina Kebab serve a variety of cuisines including fast food. Some of these restaurants are Muslim owned while some display Halal signs yet others have only verbally confirmed they are Halal. Muslim travelers need to know that most of these restaurants do serve alcohol and sometimes, only part of the menu is Halal. Thus, it is best to confirm any restaurants Halal status before dining there.
Venice has a couple of mosques; some of the mosques in Venice include Al-Rahma Mosque and Venezia Centro Islamico. It is also said that every Friday, a parish Church turns into a mosque and on average about 200 Muslims perform their prayers there. Some good advice for Muslim travelers would be to perform prayers in their hotel room, if possible, before going on any excursion; as prayer facilities are not always available.