Do you want a city trip that includes romantic spots, art, and architecture? Venice is your place to be! There is no city quite like it and it’s a wonderful place that keeps surprising you everywhere you look. The labyrinth of narrow streets and royal Palazzo’s makes you feel like you are going back in time. Enjoy Venice with our Venice Travel Guide and helpful tips.
All the basics you need to know about Venice.
Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this budget to be higher!)
1. Get a Venezia Unica city pass
A city pass can be very helpful if you plan to visit a lot of museums in Venice and use the public transport system. They offer different kinds of city passes, with all kinds of features, access, and tours. Check out all possible deals here. During my stay, I used the Gold city pass.
2. Do not drink coffee at the San Marco Square
Do you want to enjoy a delicious coffee or cappuccino? Even though the restaurants at the San Marco square look very appealing, it’s not uncommon that they charge €6 for a coffee. I advise you to walk a bit further and grab a coffee in one of the side streets.
3. Take the bus from the airport
As soon as you walk into the arrival hall of Treviso Airport there is a bus stand where you can buy (return)tickets to Mestre and Venice. A return ticket costs around €22 and will take you to a central bus stop in Mestre or Venice. The busses depart all day long and are way cheaper than any taxi.
4. Book a hotel in Mestre
Do you want to save money on your accommodation and do you not mind to take a 15-minutes bus ride to Venice? Book a hotel in Mestre, just outside Venice. It’s a nice area with a lot of B&B’s and hotels where you can book a cheap overnight stay.
Thinking about visiting Venice? We have selected a few of the finest accommodations, restaurants and activities for you to explore during your trip. Taste the local cuisine, stay at a cozy B&B and get to know the Spanish culture.
Anda Venice Hostel is located in Mestre, just 5 minutes from the trainstation. The interior is super trendy and perfect for young travellers. They are rated a 9.2 out of 2000 reviews on Booking.com!
Dreambnb is located in Mestre, just 15 minutes from Venice by bus. The bus stop is only 40m from the entrance of the B&B, which gives you a lot of opportunities to explore Mestre and Venice.
1. Delicious pasta’s
Impronta Bar is a little off the beaten path, but absolutely worth the walk. They serve delicious pasta’s and other Italian dishes and the presentation is very creative. You must definitely visit this restaurant in Venice.
3. For lunch
Not really a restaurant, but winebar La Bottiglia will provide you with a lovely lunch or evening snack combined with a large selection of wines. Especially their ciabatta lunch dishes are receiving great feedback in customer reviews.
1. San Giorgio Maggiore
Visit San Giorgio Maggiore, East of Giudecca. It’s a quiet area, perfect to explore Venice in a more relaxed way. Climb the Bell Tower for one of the best views of Venice.
2. Gondola ride
If you don’t mind spending some extra €€ on your vacation, a gondola ride is a romantic way to explore the canals. The guide will show you highlights on the water and takes you to places where you can not come on foot.
3. Opera house
Visit an opera show at Teatro La Fenice, the famous opera theatre in Venice. There are multiple shows, but make sure there is a show on the day you visit. You can check all the shows here.
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