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Regatta Historica, Redentore Fireworks & Gondolas in Venice, Italy

Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - Regata Storica

The Regata Storica is considered the most important regatta in Venice

I’m really excited to interview JP Morselli of Classic Boats Venice about Venice, Italy. JP’s tips for the best things to do in Venice are awesome because he loves being on the water and Venice is the perfect place for being on boats all day.

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Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - vogalonga

Vogalonga is a non-competitive celebration for all rowers.

Venice, Italy

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Venice Italy, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - Venezia futbol residence

Venezia futbol residence

Getting around Venice

The local airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), which is about a 15-minute ride to the city.

JP says that there is parking on the mainland (but it’s expensive) at the entrance to Venice but once you enter Venice there are no cars. Taking a waterbus is the only way to go!

Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - crossing the Grand Canal on a traghetto

Crossing the Grand Canal on a traghetto

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with JP Morselli about Venice, Italy. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Venice, Italy
  • Green dots = best things to do in Venice, Italy
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Venice, Italy

Who is JP Morselli?

JP is the director of Classic Boats Venice/Venice Kayak. He loves surfing, death metal, tattoos, the Knicks, and PlayStation.

Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli driving a boat

Check out some videos about his company below:

You can connect with JP on his website and on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - frittole veneziane

A delicious pastry called frittole veneziane

Stay tuned for our next episode

Best things to do in Birmingham Alabama - Deborah Douglas - photo credit Ven Sherrod

Photo credit Ven Sherrod

Listen to the next episode when author Deborah Douglass shares the best things to do in Birmingham, Alabama. In this episode, Deborah and I talk about the story of the Birmingham Campaign, the Children’s Crusade, and Kelly Ingram Park. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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