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

  • 60%


    I'm glad I went to Venice so I don't have to go back. Everyone there was very friendly, don't get me wrong, but it was so crowded that it took away from the experience. There wasn't anything particularly spectacular about the place. Definitely recommend going to St. Mark's Basilica and grabbing a snack at one of the cute restaurants on the square. We also enjoyed walking the "back streets" that weren't on the main streets. It just seemed a bit overrated, in my opinion.

    Insider Tip:Don't try and walk these streets with your luggage unless you are staying within 5-10 minutes walk from the train station.

  • 80%



    Absoloutely one of my favorite cities! It was fairly easy to get around and everyone was extremely friendly. Absoloutely gorgeous!!!

  • 40%


    Beautiful City Though Not Packed with Things to Do

    Venice was a beautiful city. The weather was prefect when I went in early September. The major tourist attractions are St. Marks Basilica, Doge's Palace and the St. Marks Campanile. Other than that, it's a good city to walk around and discover cute little churches, squares, and find good gelato and souvenir shops.

    Insider Tip:Visit St. Mark's Basillica from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM when they turn the lights on otherwise it doesn't look like anything all that spectacular.

  • 80%



    Venice is my favorite city, so unique and fascinating. I love every minute of it, even when my mom and I got crazy lost. The food was excellent, the people are so nice. I want to go back again to attend carnivale!

    Insider Tip:Pay attention to the roads, venice is a literal maze and you can easily get lost and it can quickly become scary, especially if you are staying in a residential area, like my mom and I did. You must take a gondola ride, its 80 euros for 6 people so if you don't mind sharing, its a great way to save some money.

  • 90%


    A paradise island paved with sensuality, culture and culinary wonders with no partying backpackers, cars or screaming children. A dream come true.

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