The birthplace of adventurer Casanova and the venue for one of the most fascinating carnivals in the world, Venezia (or Venice) attracts in excess of 20 million tourists every year from across the globe. This unique Italian city is split in two, and it boasts an incredibly artistic and cultural heritage. Get ready to marvel at breath-taking bridges, magnificent monuments and classical churches, with a meandering network of local streets and canals, gondolas and vaporettos (the Venetian water buses) which are renowned the world over.
Venice is served by two train stations (Venezia Santa Lucia and Venezia Mestre), with Venezia Santa Lucia standing as the central hub for the city’s rail network.
Trenitalia operate on regional and national routes to and from both Venice train stations, boasting high-speed services, together with the other Italian train operator Italo; a special mention deserve also the night trains provided by Thello which operate on the route from Venice (Venezia Santa Lucia) to Paris (Paris Gare de Lyon station). High-speed trains deeply reduce the length of the journey among Italy's main urban centres, with trains to Venice from Rome (Roma Termini railway station) taking 3 hours 45 minutes, from Milan (Milano Centrale) 2 hours 25 minutes and from Florence (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) just 2 hours.