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%



    There's no denying Venice's beauty, but I wouldn't want to spend longer than a day or two there. It is by far the most expensive place in Italy I have visited. It was incredibly busy and smelly too. There is so much walking which isn't good if you're disabled like me! There are water buses but they were still quite expensive. It's a pretty place but I was underwhelmed by it

  • 50%


    Venice Review

    Pretty boring city. Looks nice in pictures, but up close the buildings look like they are crumbling apart. Not the best place. Nice to see, but only need a single day here.

  • 90%


    Venice is the abode of beauty.

    Full of beautiful people and beautiful houses,water canals, cathedrals. Locals are very warm and friendly. A perfect paradise for romantic date.

    Insider Tip:Beer and food are very costly. So suggest to search for a place where rates are reasonable. Wear shorts and half sleeves and let the soft and cool Venice breeze provide you an amazing sensuous experience. :). do not miss to enjoy the early morning breeze. !! yours sincerely from India.

  • 60%



    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%


    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

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