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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%

    Anonymous

    Venice

    The city is amazing... it is generally geared for shopaholic, but even if you are financially limited, the city has still got it's culture and heritage that you can fully enjoy for free... the view are amazing, and it's a great place to just people watch.

    Insider Tip:Be wary of the type of transport ticket that you may buy... I brought the 39 Euro and did see the benefit in this. I could have probably just brought the daily once and got a better value for money.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Romantic City

    Venice was such a nice blend of sight-seeing and vacationing. The lack of cars and all the winding alleys are awesome and it's just a beautiful and peaceful place. The only downside is how pricey it is.

    Insider Tip:Avoid any restaurant that has someone outside asking you to eat there. It's usually a tourist trap because it's over-priced and has a cover charge. Try to go places where more locals are eating.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Splendor

    Venice is a beautiful place. A great place for couples, seems like. I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to anyone; anyone who can take the constant smell of fish. So many cute alleys, and a nice relaxing atmosphere.

  • 80%

    eddelave

    Looks like a movie set!

    I didn't know what to expect because some people said it usually stinks and it's dirty and other people (like me) says it's simply amazing. You feel like you are in a movie set! They have amazing food, delicious gelattos and the whole atmosphere is... wordless!

    Insider Tip:Get away from the busiest 'streets' and find a really italian dinner, otherwise it will be expensive and just OK. We walked a few blocks away from the main attractions and the experience of hearing all that italian expresions + delicious food just paid my whole trip to Italy. Make sure you know how to get to every place you want to go. You'll get lost for sure (haha) and it's part of the experience but at least have an idea of how to get back to the hotel or train stations. Vaporettos are expensive! Avoid

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Venice in two days

    Prepare for walk a lot and get lost a lot also jaja if you have the money for pay the boats I still recomend to walk jaja and go for a beer at night can looks dangerous (for the tiny and dark streets) but is not at all

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