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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

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    As beautiful as the postcards depict!

    It's a really beautiful city! Mesmerised by its beauty and I'm so glad I got to visit it before it sinks (what a pity!). I would definitely want to return again! There are many things to see here but food is not cheap :/

    Insider Tip:If you're not willing to pay, don't sit down in restaurants and bars. Go for the walking tour, you'll learn a lot more about Venice! Really informative! Oh, and REMEMBER to validate your ticket!!!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Awesome City

    Venice is an unique place. It does smell like the Ocean, but it is a minor detail, unlees you are very sensitive to it. Regarding that, it is a nice place to visit, the food is very good, prices for it are ok too. People are kind.The only details for me, was the overcrowdly places and some pricess for museums, and so, are a bit high due to the demand they have. But summarizing, it really is an unique place that you must visit at least once in a lifetime.

    Insider Tip:Get a Museum card if you pretend to visit some of them. Also get a card for transportation in vaporettos. And visit the churches, thera are free places to visit, and those are a very good way to get to know the city.

  • 80%

    LewisWebster

    Beautiful but expensive

    Beautiful canals, good food and nice people. However, it is expected. You can manage to see the Venice's main offerings including some of the islands further a field in a 3 night stay.

    Insider Tip:If you're under 24 and staying on one of the islands such as Giudecca buy a rolling Venice travel pass (24 euro), giving you unlimited travel on the vaporetta for 72hrs offering you the opportunity to explore the islands further a field such as Murano and Burano.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Venice in January.

    I was in Venice on 31th of December, and Jan 1st. I anticipated the atmosphere, joyful, romantic one. But... there's no special event in the city. I should have stayed in Barcelona. It's Pity. However, It is one of the most beautiful cities, and you should come once in your lifetime. I recommend not to stay your whole time in the main island. Other islands have value to visit, also.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Girls be careful...

    A gondola driver invited my friend for a free ride when she was alone venturing in Venice. It turned out the driver was trying to sexually harass her. Girls travelling alone be careful.

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