Fascinating, charming, and truly beautiful, Venice is one of Italyâ€™s most popular travel destinations. Of all of Italyâ€™s cities, Venice is one of the most stunning. That being said, regardless of how much research you do on the city, there will always be things that surprise you.
To ensure that your trip to Venice has as few surprises as possible, we have put together this guide to all the things you need to know.
Prepare to get lost: Venice is an amazing city, but one of the downsides to it is that you will get lost when you visit. Yes, even with the best GPS and an amazing map to follow, you will still end up lost in its winding streets.
The main problem is that when using a map or GPS it can be hard to tell which areas of the city are water and which areas are walkways. Imagine walking through a maze of narrow, winding streets, stopped at almost every turn by an interwoven canal. Getting lost might be frustrating, but itâ€™s a great way to get a feel for this unique city.
Water travel is expensive: The cheapest way to get around the city is to walk. However, when your feet just canâ€™t take it any longer, water travel seems like a very appealing option. Unlike Italyâ€™s other cities, the majority of Veniceâ€™s public transport is made up of boats.
While boat travel is enjoyable, the problem is that these can be pricey to travel on. When we say boat travel we donâ€™t mean water taxis, we mean the buses and trains of the water world.
The best thing to do is purchase a 24, 48, 72 hour, or seven-day travel pass online before you arrive. This gives you unlimited access to Veniceâ€™s boats, and will save you a lot of money.
Research the best places to eat: You might like the idea of going with the flow and picking a restaurant at random, but many of Venice’s restaurants are touristy. If you want to experience an authentic taste of Venice, then itâ€™s worth researching the best restaurants.
As well as doing some research beforehand, another great way to seek out the best places to eat is by asking a local. If you want to taste Veniceâ€™s traditional cuisine, ask a local to point you in the right direction.
Choose where to stay wisely: Where you choose to stay will affect the type of experience you have, so itâ€™s important to think carefully about it. There are so many places within the city that you can stay at, that it can be a little tricky to decide.
The best way to go about it is by thinking about how close to the center you want to be and what type of accommodation you want. To get an idea of how much you can expect to pay for accommodation, have a look at Venere hotels. On the Venere website, you should be able to find a list of the best hotels as well as lots of deals.
Stand at the bar to enjoy a coffee: You might have already heard this, but itâ€™s worth repeating. Anywhere in Italy, you will pay a much higher price to enjoy a coffee sat at a table than you will to stand and drink it at the bar.
To avoid having to shell out the big bucks, itâ€™s best to look for traditional cafes and avoid touristy ones. Itâ€™s also a good idea to always take your coffee at the bar.
Venice is a beautiful place to visit and the perfect place to spend your summer vacation. To ensure that you get the most out of your trip, make sure to take into account the advice in this guide.