City Guide Venice, Italy

Visiting Venice

It’s a phrase used all too loosely when describing so many cities around the world, but there really is nowhere else on earth like Venice. Built on 117 small islands, 150 canals flow through the city centre and each and every one will have you grabbing for your camera. While its streets can be incessantly busy, something will urge you to propel yourself through as many of them as possible. It can be unashamedly expensive, but eat and drink where the locals do and a visit there won't be as costly as you think.

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Venice City Reviews

  • 70%



    Venice is beautiful, and definitely a must visit. It is very easy to lose yourself in the history and literally lose yourself so a good map is a must. Loads to see, including the surrounding islands; truly a unique city.

    Insider Tip:Gondola trips are very expensive but you can get one across the Grand Canal at certain points for 2 euros, for a short but sweet experience.

  • 60%


    A beautiful city.

    Venice is a beautiful city. You have to take the boat through Grand Canal to experience its beauty. The 'main' part of this city is the St. Mark's Square. It is a must to go there.

    Insider Tip:Climb the tower at the neighbor island! It is only one stop away if you take boat no. 2 from near the Doge's Palace.

  • 80%


    Make sure you have an offline map if you don't have data on your smart phone because it is easy to get lost in Venice! Great great city though.

  • 50%



    I thought that Venice was a lovely city. I spent most of my time getting lost on the backstreets, which led me to find several cool little churches and restaurants. The locals were pretty friendly and happy to talk about their city.

    Insider Tip:Use the water taxis. They often turn out to be cheaper than the buses!

  • 80%


    Venice is awesome

    Perfect weekend getaway, Great food, small city that you can get lost in on foot (or water). Obviously great for romance, foodies, hobby photographers....

    Insider Tip:Take the vaporetto to Giudecca (largest of the island, overlooking St.Marc's square across the water). Buy slice of pizza and a bottle of italian red wine and watch the sunset over venice from a panarama view, together with other travellers outside the Ostello on Giudecca. Absolutely amazing!

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