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Few visitors come to Venice without great expectations. And the great thing about Venice is that the city invariably lives up to those expectations. This is a city whose wealth and reputation were sealed by the sea (which may eventually seal the fate of the sinking city, too).

No ifs, no buts.... Venice is superb. If you have time for just one Italian city, make it Venice (Venezia in Italian). The city has a reputation for being formidably crowded, but Venice makes space for everyone. If you cut away from the main tourist trails, it’s always possible to discover quieter corners of the city. Make time for rides on vaporetti to the Lido and the islands of the lagoon.

The only railway station on Venice’s main island is Venezia Santa Lucia. To step out of Venice Santa Lucia station and see the Grand Canal makes for one of the most memorable moments of arrival in the world. Trains reach Santa Lucia over a long and rather uninspiring bridge from the mainland. Venice’s other station is called Venezia Mestre. It is on the wrong side of the bridge. Trains from major Italian cities all terminate at Venezia Santa Lucia. They include services from Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Turin, Milan and Verona. Nearby cities such as Vicenza, Padua and Trieste all have direct trains to Santa Lucia.

Venice Santa Lucia is the starting point for many overnight and international services. Every evening overnight trains depart for Munich, Vienna, Paris and Rome. There are also direct daytime trains to Geneva, Munich and Vienna - all routes which include a good dose of Alpine scenery along the way. An innovation for 2018 is a new once-daily direct train from Zürich and Lugano to Venice. It will run throughout the year. Also on the cards for late 2018 is a new twice-daily direct train service to Venice from Ljubljana in Slovenia.

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Verona to Venice by train

from £8.40

Avg 0 changes 49m

Ashford to Venice by train

from £158.40

Avg 1 change 12hr 31m

Fiumicino to Venice by train

from £31.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 27m

Vienna to Venice by train

from £26.50

Avg 0 changes 7hr 19m

Rimini to Venice by train

from £23.10

Avg 0 changes 2hr 42m

Vicenza to Venice by train

from £5.30

Avg 0 changes 32m

Salzburg to Venice by train

from £26.50

Avg 0 changes 6hr 44m

Riomaggiore to Venice by train

from £24.80

Avg 2 changes 4hr 55m

Dijon to Venice by train

from £51.40

Avg 0 changes 10hr 38m

Mulhouse to Venice by train

from £91.60

Avg 2 changes 8hr

Varenna to Venice by train

from £20.20

Avg 1 change 4hr 3m

Ravenna to Venice by train

from £13.30

Avg 1 change 2hr 40m

Como to Venice by train

from £21.30

Avg 1 change 3hr 27m

Naples to Venice by train

from £20.60

Avg 0 changes 5hr 5m

Frankfurt am Main to Venice by train

from £55.00

Avg 1 change 10hr 16m

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Pisa to Venice by train

from £16.90

Avg 1 change 2hr 56m

Genoa to Venice by train

from £17.40

Avg 1 change 4hr 5m

Peschiera del Garda to Venice by train

from £9.20

Avg 0 changes 1hr 14m

Monselice to Venice by train

from £5.20

Avg 0 changes 50m

Trieste to Venice by train

from £9.10

Avg 0 changes 1hr 32m

Santa Maria di Sala to Venice by train

from £3.20

Avg 0 changes 33m

Sesto San Giovanni to Venice by train

from £19.80

Avg 1 change 2hr 38m

Rome to Venice by train

from £9.10

Avg 0 changes 3hr 12m

Berne to Venice by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 12m

Lille to Venice by train

from £55.80

Avg 1 change 12hr 27m

Lucerne to Venice by train

from £40.90

Avg 1 change 6hr 22m

Mogliano Veneto to Venice by train

from £2.40

Avg 0 changes 21m

Bari to Venice by train

from £20.80

Avg 0 changes 7hr 30m

Latisana to Venice by train

from £6.80

Avg 0 changes 1hr 7m

Brixen to Venice by train

from £18.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 45m

Parma to Venice by train

from £16.80

Avg 1 change 2hr 34m

Desenzano del Garda to Venice by train

from £11.40

Avg 0 changes 1hr 20m

Pescara to Venice by train

from £18.30

Avg 0 changes 4hr 49m

Castelfranco Veneto to Venice by train

from £4.70

Avg 0 changes 48m

Belluno to Venice by train

from £7.90

Avg 1 change 2hr 10m

Padua to Venice by train

from £3.20

Avg 0 changes 12m

Calalzo di Cadore to Venice by train

from £10.10

Avg 2 changes 3hr 2m

Ponte nelle Alpi to Venice by train

from £7.20

Avg 1 change 1hr 57m

Mantova to Venice by train

from £10.80

Avg 1 change 2hr 12m

Conegliano to Venice by train

from £5.30

Avg 0 changes 47m

San Donà di Piave to Venice by train

from £4.60

Avg 0 changes 38m

Florence to Venice by train

from £9.10

Avg 0 changes 1hr 51m

Zurich to Venice by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 5hr 49m

Rovereto to Venice by train

from £13.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 8m

La Spezia to Venice by train

from £21.90

Avg 1 change 3hr 52m

Geneva to Venice by train

from £54.00

Avg 0 changes 7hr 1m

Levanto to Venice by train

from £28.40

Avg 1 change 4hr 50m

Nice to Venice by train

from £22.90

Avg 1 change 7hr 20m

Ventimiglia to Venice by train

from £33.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 28m

Corniglia to Venice by train

from £26.80

Avg 2 changes 4hr 42m

Lausanne to Venice by train

from £49.60

Avg 0 changes 6hr 22m

Viareggio to Venice by train

from £27.70

Avg 1 change 3hr 39m

Brig to Venice by train

from £26.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 56m

Vernazza to Venice by train

from £32.10

Avg 2 changes 5hr 4m

Cervignano del Friuli to Venice by train

from £8.70

Avg 0 changes 1hr 29m

Lucca to Venice by train

from £19.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 47m

Barcelona to Venice by train

from £106.40

Avg 3 changes 13hr 39m

Tirano to Venice by train

from £19.70

Avg 1 change 5hr 28m

Montpellier to Venice by train

from £82.90

Avg 2 changes 11hr 42m

Lyon to Venice by train

from £45.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 9m

Pordenone to Venice by train

from £14.20

Avg 0 changes 1hr 11m

Udine to Venice by train

from £10.90

Avg 0 changes 1hr 18m

Gorizia to Venice by train

from £11.80

Avg 0 changes 2hr 13m

Monterosso Almo to Venice by train

from £27.10

Avg 1 change 4hr 44m

Bolzano to Venice by train

from £14.60

Avg 1 change 2hr 54m

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