Do you want a citytrip 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 labyrint of narrow streets and royal Palazzo’s make 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 citypass
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 kind of city passes, with all kind of features, access and tours. Check out all possible deals here. During my stay I used the Gold citypass.
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 advice 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 busstand where you can buy (return)tickets to Mestre and Venice. A return ticket costs around €22 and will take you to a central busstop 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 busride 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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