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%


    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 :)

  • 80%


    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%


    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%


    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.

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