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

  • 20%


    This review is about Venice Mestre (mainland Venice)

    DONT STAY HERE!! It is very boring and looks horrible, there is genuinely nothing to do, so unless you are simply driving through it to get to Venice avoid it like the plague.

    Insider Tip:Watch out for the transport police...before I could even buy a ticket on the bus to Venice they fined me €50 (for a €1 ticket)

  • 70%


    Two days

    Spend two days in Venice. It's enough to see just about everything, and not get tired of the winding streets and canals. It's as good a place to go by yourself as it is romantic. Frankly, I didn't find it too romantic. There's too many people. And sitting on the Gondola while the crowds wave at you from the bridge above is hardly a fantasy. Don't expect a lot of activities. It's a lazy city. If you like walking, just walk without expecting anything exceptional. It will be exceptional, I promise.

    Insider Tip:Four stops away on the water bus is the happiest, most colourful, most feel good place on the Earth - Burano. If you go to Venice, you have to go to Burano. Just have to.

  • 60%



    Venice is an absolutely gorgeous city! It is quite pricey and I would say there are other Italian cities that offer more culture, but being in a city with no cars was definitely a unique experience!

  • 60%


    Venice... just okay,

    While it can be annoying to only travel by boat, the boat buses come very often all day long and some at night. Do not spend much time here because there is not much to do or see.

    Insider Tip:Bring bug spray!

  • 80%


    Don't miss Venice

    Venice is amazing. We ended up walking mostly everywhere and were able to explore more or less the entire city. Unfortunately we were too lazy to wait in any queues for San Marco and Duccio's Palace, but this allowed us to see more amazing Venetian culture. I think we ended up walking past the same bridge 3 or 4 times. If you are traveling to Europe, Venice must be on your list! Originally, it wasn't on ours, but our first night in Italy we decided that it was worth going to. Best decision!

    Insider Tip:Make sure to take a trip to Burano and northern Venice. We met a couple who got 2L of wine for 5 euros in the north part of Venice! Make Venice a walking city. There is so much to see, and the boats go so slowly! I would highly recommend walking everywhere. Al Prosecco is the best place for prosecco and Alaska gelato is the best.

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