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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

  • 60%

    nlmoreiraramirez

    Venezia

    Beautiful! Food is great! Wine is even better. A place where you do not really need a map because regardless of where you are in Venezia it is beautiful.

    Insider Tip:If you are traveling during the summer be ready for large amounts of tourists! This is a given, but since the streets are very narrow it is that much more important to know. If you want to enter to any of the museums/churches definitely buy your tickets online or ahead of time because the lines are incredibly long and under the hot sun. Like I said a map is good if you have specific places you want to see, but overall I was always getting lost but it was easy to always find my way to where I wanted to go

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Venice in a day..

    Venice is definitely somewhere worth visiting for the sheer spectacle that is the floating city. We were slightly underwhelmed by some areas of the city as many buildings were covered by scaffold or were run down. We would recommend that you wouldn't need more than a day or two to see the sights in Venice.

    Insider Tip:Getting lost in the maze of streets is an inevitability, we'd definitely recommend buying a good street map and planning your route. Also, if you have a tight budget, don't bet you'll be able to find a bargin gondola ride as you'll be in for a shock, from at least €150 for an hour tour. If you insist it's worth it, at least make a little money back by not buying tickets for the buses, as you can definitely get away without paying for a ticket! Do be careful when travelling outside the city on the mainland

  • 100%

    huguetlin

    My favorite!

    I loved it! Beautiful, everyone spoke english, amazing shops, food, and things to do. Went on an amazing boat tour (hour long, highly recommend over the longer one as it is smaller and more personal) I went mid-May and it was perfect, a bit hot but not too many people. I am going to return as soon as I can! Felt pretty safe too!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    You know before you get there

    you know what youre getting when you plan a trip to venice so its no surprise really. It is beautiful though, but gondolas are way too expensive unless its a honeymoon or something special like that!

    Insider Tip:dont go to the cafe that serves 'frappes' with beer about 300m from the bus station (although you cant see it at that point - if it says beer and strawberries, LEAVE!) Owner is rude, drinks are aweful and waaaay over priced! dont go on a sunday as many many shops are shut!

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    The weather helps, but on the weekend was very hot. The city its beautiful, the only thing that i dislike was the fact that all the churches you have to pay to enter.

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