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%


    Getting lost in the Street of Venice

    Nice and pretty old town of Venice with canals almost every streets you cross. A map doesnt really help much but Just remember the main plaza for you to get out of the maze. Beautiful and colourful houses in Burano islands, worth taking some time to enjoy walking in the town. Nice time to be there until October. Still warm with cool breeze.

  • 70%


    Near to supermarket

    Super near to supermarket, Billa, which is cheap, especially for bread. weak wifi. But clean bed and bathroom. Nice staff. Walk around 10 mins to train station.

  • 40%


    Too many tourist

    I do not feel comfortable with this city because there are soooo many tourist, but if not in autumn or winter you can enjoy Venice in the night, it will quieter and more comfortable I think and more romantic with many light :D

    Insider Tip:Do not forget to take a pee in your hotel because the toilet is really expensive (1.5 Euro per person!)

  • 60%


    No need to stay long

    Venice is about seeing the city and canals - we thought. The city is expensive. Very confusing to navigate. The signs directing you often had two arrows pointing in opposite directions.

  • 70%


    Too many tourists

    We were little bit disappointed as there were too many tourists in Venice. In every single corner there were tourists; we guessed there were even more tourists than locals there. For us the sightseeings were not that much fancy that people have been talking about thou.

    Insider Tip:- Wake up early to experience Venice without tourists. We do not like to wander with many tourists, so we woke up at around 6am and got to the main island around 7am. The streets were empty, except the locals doing their daily works and some few early tourists as well. - Sunrise and sunset in Venice is magnificent, especially the sunset view from a window in the Doge's Palace. - Prepare a good map. You're likely to get lost there.

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