Are there cars or roads in Venice?

Yes! There are roads and cars in Venice. However, you cannot drive your car here in Venice. You can get to Venice via a car but you must leave it at a car lot or in the garage. Proceed to enjoy the amazing city of Venice through canals and boats. Though there are limited cars and roads in Venice, it serves as a major tourist attraction in Italy. 

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Usual residents of Venice find it hard to move around the city, but the visiting tourists find it fun to move in a boat around the city. It is a break from the normal hustle of driving in roads characterized by traffic jams and police checks every now and then. Lively traffic in the lagoon city is created by the various kinds of boats, ferries, water taxis, and Gondolas that move around the city on a daily basis. The boat busses which are commonly referred to as Vaporetti have specific routes that can help you explore the beauty of Venice and they can also connect you with neighboring islands. 

If you can afford it, the water taxis are available to take you to your preferred destination faster and safer. However, water taxis are synonymous with limos in other cities. Though they are expensive, the water taxis are comfy and classy for your enjoyment. Traveling around the city for an average person is usually done by the use of gondolas. These are traditional little black boats that are operated by men. A gondola driver is called a gondolier, and he is commonly dressed in straw hats and stripped blouses. Gondolas are a famous characteristic of Venice. They are somehow expensive but they are generally preferred by many due to their convenience and ease of availability. They can carry a maximum of 6 people and they are usually used by couples, companies, and families. The gondoliers will sometimes act as guides where they take tourists around the city explaining the amazing features found therein. Locals have special boats which they use as cars.

However, walking is the most ideal way to venture around the city. Walking around Venice is a memorable experience since you are guaranteed of betting lost. This is because the streets are very narrow, similar, and numerous. You might hit the dead-end easily or circumnavigate around the same place for a long time without knowing! It is almost a rite of passage to get lost in Venice. However, if you ever get lost, you will be assisted by the ever willing locals who will give directions. 

Living in Venice is a precursor to good health and staying fit. The city helps people to live a healthy life since walking for several miles becomes the norm. Even if you are not an athlete, walking is a habit you must adapt to. There are over 400 bridges and each has stairs for you to climb! The effect of no cars in Venice is seen on the dramatic effect it has on the paces of people here. They walk at their own speed. Whenever there is nothing to be cautious about along the streets, either to catch the green light or to catch a water taxi, residents walk lazily. There are numerous tourists who walk around the city admiring its beauty. They have a contagious euphoria. Their smile makes people around the city to smile too and this brings a feeling of a vacation for life.      

Though there are no roads or many cars within Venice, there are many exciting scenes to enjoy once you visit the city.

During the sunny days, you will enjoy the tourists fighting to get a space in the open to have as many selfies and photos as possible. The sunny days are also characterized by boat sports in the water as well as other water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, and white water rafting. Sunny days in Venice also provide better moments for swimming. You will be thrilled by the swimming competitions in the public pools. The private pools in the hotels are also classy places to visit and enjoy heated swimming pools for your massage and relaxation.

The Grand Canal is a renowned area in Venice. It is famous for being the hub of the Renaissance. The Piazza San Marco is also another undeniable place in the hub of Venice. You will find every type of mosaic that you need. Visit the spectacular St. Mark’s Basilica for more awe-inspiring views in Venice.


It is visited by all and sundry to have fun. There are very few cities across the world that can claim such historical heritage and priceless art as Venice. 

Venice is a romantic and incredible city which is located in Italy’s Veneto region. It is a city which is found in the Northern side of Italy and it has stretched across over 100-minute islands found in the Venetian Lagoon. Be that as it may, there is a bridge that connects a portion of Venice to Italy’s mainland. Ponte Della Libertia is the bridge that is known officially. We can, therefore, deduce that Venice is an island, but it is not just a single island but several since it is only one portion of Venice that has an express connection to the mainland of Italy. 

Venice has numerous other islands since the entire city has more than 150 water channels and over 100 islands. In addition, the lagoon round has smaller and larger islands. All these islands have a common thing apart from the road that leads to the port of Venice and Lido, they cannot be accessed by any car. Residents and visitors are left with only the numerous routes of water, bridges, and narrow streets to move from one place to another. 

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Sky Hoon
Italy Lover. He travel to Europe a few times and loved Italy for its unique language and culture. He loved the idea of Italian food focusing on original taste of the ingredient.
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