It’s pretty evident that in the past centuries Italian cities were not built with much thought about architectural barriers. And things haven’t improved in recent years. In picking your final destinations, you should be prepared to deal with steep stairways, bridges without ramps and sidewalks occupied by cars. If you are traveling with infants (or people with disabilities), you should keep that in mind if your goal is to fully experience all the hidden vicoli in Venice or explore Amalfi’s viuzze up in that rocky coastline…
Venice is like no other city in the world. There are no cars to be found, because it’s build on water and the canali are its streets. Venice airport (Marco Polo) is about 8 miles far from the city. The easiest, fastest and most expensive way to reach downtown is to use a water-taxi (up to 6 people). 30 mins and Euro 100 later you’ll be at your destination.
However, if you want to save some money, you are better off taking the public transportation boat to San Marco square, or take a bus to Mestre train station (and then the train to Venice), or the bus to Venice bus station (Piazzale Roma).
Our suggestion? Take one of the cheaper transportation and save your money for your souvenir shopping. The public boat will still give you a good thrill when you’ll enter the Gran Canal.