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

  • 80%


    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.

  • 60%



    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%


    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.

  • 60%


    Good for sightseeing

    I met strange people in Venice. Several men took photos of my colleges and me. It was very unpleasant experience. The city was beautiful enjoyable, but there were too many tourist.

    Insider Tip:You have to check the menu. There is service charge. Also, there is charge for seat!

  • 60%


    Couple in Venice

    Romantic city, great for couples. There is lots of walking and expect to get lost if you don't have gps available. Good food, and friendly people.

    Insider Tip:I'd recommend waking up pretty early, like 5-6 in the morning to catch the sunrise and explore the city. Though coffee shops don't open until 8. Sharing gondolas save you a few bucks, and leaves opportunity to meet some great people as well! :D

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