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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 is fun, a little pricey

    Venice is fun, lots of things to do. It's a really touristy city, so if you go there make sure you plan ahead and get your tickets for whatever you want to do beforehand for the bigger attractions like St. Mark's Basilica (a really cool tour, by the way). There's a free beach in Lido (last stop on the 1 line of the Vaporetto) which is actually pretty nice for a public beach. My group also went to the Accademia gallery, which was really cool if you like pre-19th century art.

    Insider Tip:It can get really crowded in the summer, so if you can manage to be there during the week instead of weekend, it's probably better. Getting the Vaporetto (water bus) ticket is worth it because it's the cheapest and fastest way to get around the city. Make sure you bring an umbrella because it rains a lot. Check out things on the internet to inform yourself about attractions and tourist traps. Some of the suggestions we got were really good. And always keep your personal belongings close to your body.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Venice

    Beautiful city, the only problem is that is very crowded, also it's very expensive, but definitely you have to visit Venice!

    Insider Tip:lovely city

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Every street looks like its from a postcard

    Amazing, ensure you visit Burano instead of Murano or both. Burano is the better of the two and has less tourists.

    Insider Tip:Stay in the actual islands of Venice as opposed to other side of the bridge. There are a few hostels within the floating city which aren't expensive and save money by avoiding public transport in each day.

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    Anonymous

    Venice

    very confusing streets so not good if you have any time pressure but amazing to just explore and get lost in. The island itself is unlike anywhere else and fascinating, however St. Marks square is very commercial and there are so many tourists it can be difficult to move. still on the island but not in the centre there are some affordable and lovely restaurants.

    Insider Tip:the lines for particular attractions can be up to 2 hours in direct sunlight of the square so take shade like a n mbrella and water for the wait!

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Venice is a beautiful city. One of a kind with it's canals, islands, gondolas & vaporetto's (waterbuses). Although it's very hot in summer & there are SO MANY people!! Also, you can get a bit lonely (as I did), because walking around the city, you will see mostly couples, families or groups. Something to take into consideration when you are planning on traveling here by yourself (for me it was also the first city on my first solo-trip). It's also quite expensive.

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