Venice Pocket Guide

Images Of 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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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Venice.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Venice... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Venice.

Venice City Reviews

  • 70%



    Great city to visit. Definitely worth a visit. The canals are all you've ever dreamed of. It's just a great place to stay for a few days. Very relaxed and was a nice way to end my Italy trip.

    Insider Tip:Get a Spritz. It's a Venetian drink that people normally get before dinner and it's amazing!! The gondola rides are okay, but they are pretty pricey. So unless you have a group you're with, I might skip this one.

  • 80%


    Location, Location, Location

    Venice is expensive and crowded with tourists, but even that can't ruin the magic of its atmosphere and charm--there's just nowhere else like it. Exploring is best done by wandering on foot, allowing oneself to be "lost with purpose" in the labyrinthine network of small alleyways and canals and to stumble upon hidden gems. Local restaurants and hole-in-the-wall wine shops are enjoyed away from the crowds of tour groups and aggressive vendors hawking bizarre toys and selfie sticks.

    Insider Tip:The unlimited public transit pass will pay for itself if you are here for more than even 36 hours. Water taxis are useful and an easy way to get a gorgeous sightseeing ride without paying for a gondola. Avoid the crowds in the main square and seek out quieter, more authentic restaurants on streets further into the labyrinth.

  • 80%


    Venice was awesome! People say you only need one night, but we took two - and really enjoyed it. The food was amazing, getting lost in the islands was fun and it's extremely picturesque.

    Insider Tip:Get the 20 euro day pass for transportation, especially if staying outside the city center like we were. It's the most affordable way to take buses and vapporettos (water buses) for a whole 24 hour period. A single water bus ride is 7 euros, so if you plan to take it more than 3 times it pays for itself.

  • 70%


    Two Days in Venice

    Venice is definitely very interesting and a fascinating place to visit. I wouldnt recommend more than a day or so for the island itself, and then a day for Murano, Burano and the other small island around.

    Insider Tip:Check out the cemetery island! It's a unique but awesome thing to see!

  • 60%


    cheap and clean a but far

    It was a bit far from the cecentercecenterof venice chch made it nice. No many tourists and a supermarket in front. At night it was ver cold we staye the small house I can't I imagine people that stayed in the camping tents. staff was nice we asked for more blankets no problem and no extra fee. Also, showers had hot water!!!

    Insider Tip:Go to the market in front and you can eat and DRInk for cheap :)

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