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Venice is a truly magical city. It is always bustling with tourists, especially in summer, however the city is so beautiful that somehow this does not detract from the overall experience. It is renowned for its architecture and the beautiful canals, which make the city what it is. Known as the Floating City, it is easy to see why, as the buildings just seem to float and the only way to travel is by boat, water taxi or gondola.
There are quite a few Venice hostels to choose from. If you are looking to stay in dorm style hostels, there are a few hostels near the train station. Or there are hostels that provide mainly private room style accommodation. Most offer a deal on dinner, or a small free breakfast. The main train station is called Venezia-Santa Lucia, which is on the historic part of the island, whereas the other station, Mestre, is located a bit further out.
The Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco are major tourist attractions that you cannot miss. Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is comprised of St. Marco's Basilica, and the Campanile, a prominent clocktower overlooking the open square. If you want to enter St. Marco's Basilica make sure you cover your shoulders, as they will not let you in otherwise. You can shop for at some of the beautiful shops for Murano glass items or jewellery, eat a gelato, or enjoy the architecture. Watch out for lions statues and lions adorning the buildings, it is the symbol of Venice.
Venice has something for everyone. Seafood is the traditional food of Venice and can be quite expensive, however pizza and pasta is generally not too expensive and quite delicious. Ask your Venice hostel about suggestions for where to eat cheaply.
The shopping and souvenirs in Venice are quite excellent. Genuine Venetian mask stores occupy every corner, they will have a seal on them if they are made in genuine Venetian style and technique. You can take a water taxi or water subway to the nearby island of Murano, if you want to view some glass being made. The glassmaker heats silica to a high temperature and you can watch as he shapes it. If you have a bit of extra money on hand, you can barter with a gondolier for a 30 minute or hour long gondola ride. It is an amazing experience, and your gondolier will act as a tour guide pointing out famous houses and bridges. If you're a romantic, rumour has it that if you kiss a loved one on a gondola at sunset under the Ponte di Sospiri (The Bridge of Sighs) you will be together forever.
Venice hostels tend to fill up quickly, especially during the summer, so be sure to book your bed or room in advance.
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La Pescheria Backpackers
"I travelled with my husband and we had a wonderful stay--it was inexpensive and clean. The location is great, and the price can't be beat!" … "I would highly recommend this hostel, which is situated just 15 minutes by foot from the train station and Piazza S. Marco. The rooms are clean, safe and quiet. You can save a lot of money using the hostel's kitchen. Also the owner, Antonio, and Larissa, who takes care of all the rooms, were...
Ostello Santa Fosca
"A fairly nice hostel about 10 mintues walking distance from the train station. It has a full kitchen (closed during the day) and good bathrooms. There is a small sitting area near the reception desk and a huge stone courtyard with tables and chairs and there is a basketball/soccer court. It's usually pretty quiet. There are occassionally people around to hang out with but it isn't a very social hostel. There is an early lockout starting...
"Archie's House is inexpensive, with a very nice staff who seem pleased to help you navigate Venice. But the facilities are very old and dingy, making the whole place feel very dirty and uncomfortable. The Location The location is easily the best part about this hostel. It's located almost directly between the train station and the main tourist sites of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, so everything is within a twenty-minute walk...
Nuova Locanda Belvedere
"Nuova Locanda Belvedere in Venice is located in Mestre on the mainland of Venice in a quiet residential area. The building is welcoming and clean and you’ll find the reception downstairs whereas you’ll have to climb a flight of stairs to arrive at the actual hostel (no elevator). The building is in an area with lots of small restaurants and cafes and a supermarket is also within walking distance. A kiosk to buy your public transportation...
Hotel Marte Biasin
"I stayed in a shared room here in October 2004. The location is outstanding, not far from the train station. There is a vapareto stop directly in front; though, of course, you can walk to everything in Venice. Everything was clean and there were showers always available. It's all about the location." … "I do not recommend that travellers stay here. When we walked into the place, the receptionist (an old lady) seemed kind enough....
"Domus Civica is very conveniently situated -- only ten minutes' walk from Santa Lucia train station and the Piazzale Roma coach station. Follow the detailed instructions that are sent to you when booking. This imposing building is easy to get to in an otherwise complex city. From October to May, it is a hall of residence for girls. From June to September, backpackers of both sexes are warmly greeted under a large crucifix -- and let's face...
"… staff are more than happy to help you find the cool spots in Venice to have a 'good old fun time' or even find quiet serene places where you can feel 'Venetian in Venice'.HAVE A GREAT STAY IN VENICE WITH US! **** NOTICE ABOUT VENICE'S NEW TOURIST TAX **** VENICE CITY COUNCIL DECIDED TO INTRODUCE A TAX FOR TOURIST ARE VISITING THE CITY. IT IS IMPLEMENTED FROM THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2011. FOR OUR PROPERTIES, THE PRICE IT WILL BE OF...
Backpackers Hostel Venice
"Terrible - Possibly the worst travel experience I have ever had, only book it if you are desperate. My stripped-down, prison-like single room was hotel-price expensive, the lights didn't work and the windows faced a large square where restaurant patrons and drunk fellow hostel stayers hang out smoking and talking loudly the entire night. I am not a light sleeper by any means but I barely slept at all. Thus the windows had to be kept closed at...
"L'Imbarcadero overlooks the grand canal and is a very short walk from the train or bus station. It is a quiet hostel and not very sociable. The location is great if you don't want to be surrounded by tourists and hassled every time you step out of the hostel. The Location It is just a five-minute walk from the train station and bus station and a twenty- to thirty-minute walk to Piazza San Marco. It is tucked away on side streets that...
Residenza Universitaria 'Maria Ausiliatrice'
"… in between!!! Staying with us you can get the entrance ticket at only 13 euros for the bath sections instead of 20 euros! Residenza Universitaria \'Maria Ausiliatrice\' is near the boat stop ‘Giardini’, close to the Biennale Pavillions, 3 minutes walk from the Giardini and 2 minutes walk from the Arsenal. The Lido of Venice is two water bus stop away and San Marco square is just a minutes walking from the Hostel!! Please...
Residenza Universitaria 'Hostel Abazia'
"… minutes by walk from the train station, 7 minutes from Rialto and 10 minutes from San Marco square! All important monuments are in the Area! 6 minutes walk for the Ghetto! Our international staff will be more than happy to assist you with all the information you my wish to have! Residenza Universitaria \'Abazia\' is a hostel in the heart of the City Center of Venice open only during summer season. We offer high quality rooms at...
Residenza U. Hostel Junghans For Backpackers
"… 24 hours check in - - - CANCELLATION POLICY - - - In the event of a cancellation done with less than 24 hours from the arrival date or a no show we'll charge 1 night each 4 booked. EX: one night charged for bookings of 1 till 4 nights; two nights charged for bookings of 5 till 8 nights; etc.. - - - SPECIAL OFFER - - - Book at least 15 nights and you'll have a 10% discount on the still to pay at the check in....
Youth Venice Hostelers Home
"our place is Venetian house with characteristic high-ceilinged rooms and imponent balconies. Completely renovated in 2008, the Locanda is placed in the most quite and discreet 'sestiere' of Venice, near the main points of interest and shopping: it will only take you a bridge to get to san marco square and short walk to riato bridge. In a home-like atmosphere, you will find a qualified sevice to provide you an unforgettable stay through art...
Casa Rosseta For Backpackers
"Good, friendly, nice location - The room is suitable for friends trip. The location just near the centre. Especially, the staff is very very friendly! Also,restroom is nice! If I back to Venice, I will choose here to stay again!!!" … "Hard to find, but great location - The hostel was impossibly difficult to find because the sign on the door is no bigger than a name tag, and we were with a Venetian trying to find it! Other than that,...
San Geremia Rooms
"Good Hotel, Convenient location, Mind the curfew - We had a private room and bathroom and it was definitely nice, clean, and secure. The convenient location by the train station is absolutely amazing. Since Venice is a maze, trying to navigate it and find/ride a boat with all of our luggage would have been a real difficultly. Also, the vaporetto (boat-bus) is 7 Euro/person one way so if you're considering hotels farther away, you should...
Backpackers House Venice
"… IS IN CASH ONLY City tax is not included and it's 1.5 euro/person/night. Backpackers House Venice is proud to offer you extremely clean rooms and beds in Venice with all the comforts!!! - - - IMPORTANT - - - Check-in should be done at Hotel Antico Capon, just in the middle of campo Santa Margherita, at the first floor. Check-in is only possibile from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. If you're going to arrive before 2.00 p.m....
"… after the booking is confirmed. The difference must be paid at least 14 days (2 weeks) before group arrival. - - - NON REFUNDABLE ROOMS (PREPAID RATES) - - - Please note that if you book a 'non refundable' room you must provide a valid credit card with enough money to cover the full amount of the booking! When the booking is made you'll be charged of a 10% deposit and right after you'll be charged of the 90% balance. If the...
"… you free WI-FI with PC and the rooms are bright and clean and also one kitchen where you can cook what ever you like The accomodation we provide is thuoght to make your stay pleasant and safe.each room is provided with a table,chairs,reading lightsand lock on the door.there is wi-fi available at each floor,lobby and rooms,you get your own key so you can manage yourself,there is no curfew and no lockout.we did care alot about the...
The Arches Venice
"… give refunds under any circumstances. Rooms are brand new,comfortable and each of them has balcony overlooking the canal! The house is furnished with the typical Venetian style,and has a beautiful marble floor. It also feels really cozy,as the all property as just 3 female dorms and a double bedroom with private bathroom. -The double room it is really spacious,and It has two little balconies overlooking the canal. It has an...
"… :10:30 am Lock out for cleaning :11am - 2 pm THE LATEST CHECK IN : 9 pm Cancellation policy condition: Cancellations Can Be Made Only via e-mail , with at Least 5 days BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE. In case of no show, You Will Be Charged the cost of the entire stay. ATTENTION: we accept CASH only! Important!!!You must contact us if you come after 8:30 pm ,but not later the 9:30pm. Otherwise, your reservation will be cancelled and...
Emerald Palace Hostel
"… and provided with lock. Wi-fi connection is free and available 24H a day!! We provided at request amazing food at night for reasonable price, and 2 time a week organize a free party night... with great food and glass of wine!! Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Late cancellation or noshow one night charge Payment upon arrival by cash or credit cards Check in from 09.00 to 21.00 - luggage storage until...
"… gender room. There is a kitchen equipped with all the necessary equipment and is accessible to everyone and at all times. At nights if you wish to, we take people on a free tour of Venice. We have two bathrooms which are cleaned twice a day. We have lockers, for you to store your possessions. We offer everyone free refreshments such as tea and coffee. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Late cancellation...
AWA Venice Aparthotel San Marco
"… US KNOW YOUR ARRIVAL TIME! Please call if you will be arriving late!! A mobile phone number is required for night arrivals. No charge to leave your bags at reception. All the cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the arrival date or the first night will be charged. CITY TAX( effective from 24th August, 2011 and not included in GuestHouse Rates ) High Season : 1,50 Euros per person per night Low Season : 0,75...
Boutique San Marco
"… San Marco is housed in a magnificent noble Venetian white stone palace, located at the end of Rio della Canonica, better known as Rio del Ponte dei Sospiri (Small Canal of the Sighs Bridge). An excellent location to comfortably visit the city walking. Boutique San Marco offers cosy shared rooms in the Saint Mark district. Being on the third floor with elevator it has a wonderful view on the rooftops of Venice, also has a roof...
Generator Hostel Venice
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"If you are at all disappointed that hostels are becoming more and more like hotels, then the HI - Venice - Ostello Venezia Hostel is for you! It is a very typical and traditional youth hostel -- the rooms and bathrooms accommodate a large number of people; the ground-floor common area is well-used and teaming with interaction; there are a lot of rules for guests to ensure a safe, respectful atmosphere; a variety of amenities come with a truly...
"Hidden gem, great location, great rate! - This was my first trip to Venice so I had no idea what to expect as far as my hotel. The location right off Piazza San Marco was fantastic. Less than a 5 minute walk to the water (Canal Grande) and very close to all the shopping you could ever want. Rates skyrocket around San Marco but I was able to secure a rate of 30 something Euros per night. Keeping in mind I was in a 4 person mixed gender dorm...
Hotel Al Gallo
"This was a very nice and reasonably-priced hotel. It was clean and friendly, and a free breakfast was included in the price. The room had (very welcome!) air-conditioning and a TV. It was quite difficult to find, and I would recommend asking someone at the tourist information office to show you where it is on a map!" … "Al Gallo has a great central and quiet location, friendly staff, and it's well priced, with a quaint, home-like...
Albergo Antico Capon
"This was a great place to stay in Venice. It's in a good location, and we had a small apartment in his other building. It was clean and the hosts were very helpful. Ask about the breakfast, it is included. Venice was enchanting!" … "I took the chance on this place so most of you won't have to, I stayed here April 16th to18th, 2007. A very nice place with no bedbugs stayed in a four-person room for 22 Euro a night. In Venice you...
Alloggi Gerotto Calderan
"I paid a bit more than I had bargained for (83 euros a night for a double), but it was a holiday weekend and they seemed to have the only room available in town. We had such a lovely stay, though. We had a beautiful room, with a balcony overlooking the square, and it was so incredibly close to the station — really easy to find in a city where nothing is easy to find. My only complaints were the very loud (and very close) church bells going...
"Very recommended - Emmanuel and his father really want you to have a good stay at their hostel. They are both very friendly and will give you any useful information you may ask. This place is very clean, well maintained, well located, and fairly cheap. Very recommended!" … "Excellent value, great location, friendly and helpful staff - Emmanuel is a native Venetian and speaks six languages. One could hardly ask for a better source of...
"Santacroce Residence is in a great location (just across the bridge from the train/waterbus station and the main bus station). It's a little hard to find at first because there are valances hanging in front of the number, but it's located between a shoe shop and a gelato bar and has a big red door. One thing that you might want to check out when you book a room is if you're going to be staying at this location or at a different location....
Hotel Ca'Sa Linger
"Very friendly and attentive host and excellent localisation - In a very charming and typical house. 10 minutes from san marco place, 5 minutes from the vaporetto (Arsenale station). The welcome was perfect -- very friendly and attentive. The rooms are very correct and absolutely clean. Objectively unbeatable value for money." … "Hmmmm. If you like to be close to the heart of things, you'll like this place. Our room was so central it...
A Venice Fish
"Free dinners, an incredibly social staff, and a location to die for make A Venice Fish the hostel to stay at when traveling through Venice. The Location The Fish is located about twenty to twenty-five minutes by foot from the main Venice train station. Or guests can take a five euro water taxi and save themselves a few minutes walk. The nearest water taxi stop is the stop near the Venetian casino and is a five-minute walk from the...
Jan Palach Hostel
"… Playstation 2 and 2 games. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need and more: combination microwave/ oven/ grill, freedge/freezer, 6 ring gas hob, kettle, Senseo, toaster, cutlery, utensils and tableware. There is a big dining table with 38 chairs to accommodate you and your friends. You may have coffee and tea at any time. Check in: starting 14:00 Check out: 10:00 One set of linen and towel (per person) is...
"A quaintly decorated hostel in the middle of Venice with a view of the canals. The building is an 800 year old mansion which has been extensively renovated by a small Methodist church. The interior is spacious but still homey. The common areas include a small TV room and a big hall where breakfast is served. It's only somewhat social, but most hostels in Venice aren't especially social. Canals run along two sides of the building so...
"Farfalle Blu, blue butterflies of a spirit in love: for those who love the conviviality between people. Located in a typical Venetian palace, Frafalle Blue offers special care to all its guests, in a happy and peaceful ambient as well. Whether you are travelling with a little group or alone, we welcome everybody who loves adventuring in Italy. We will wait for you with prosecco's bottle on the balcony and prepare the best breakfast you...
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Venice Travel Tips & Suggestions
Most people gather in the Piazza del Popolo for the festivities there. There are a few concerts going on in town also but the majority will be in Piazza del Popolo.
What to do in Venice? You could just walk, walk, walk down the beautiful streets, drinking poetry of one of the most amazing cities in the world, for months -- if you have soul, that is.
I agree about the Rolling Venice card and also the Venice Museo Card, which gets you into all the big and also all the little museums. You can get one at the big museum across the square from San Marcos Cathedral (I forget what the museum is called, but it's huge and directly across San Marcos Square). Going to the little museums will really get you away from the crowds and into local areas. We got lost and asked several locals how to get here or there and even though we spoke English and they spoke Italian, they knew what we wanted and on two occasions, we were personally escorted by locals to our destinations! The locals are super friendly, helpful, and will go out of their way to help you. And yes, don't be afraid to get lost. The whole place is interconnected so eventually you'll come back to start.
Venice is absolutely amazing. Yes, it's expensive; yes, it's touristy; but it's also got amazing art, culture, history, and food (if you know to avoid the touristy places). I suggest you get a Rolling Venice card -- it'll get you into all the tiny churches that you would otherwise avoid due to multiplying costs, for instance. My other suggestion is to put away your map and wander. Get lost. It's not scary or dangerous (as a young, single female traveler I should know). What's the worst that can happen? You'll wander into the sea? I got lost and found the most amazing series of churches, shops, and bars. The only problem was that I've never been able to find them again since. My last hint is to say "Buon giorno" to the locals. Be nice and you'll find that Italians are (on the whole) the most awesome, generous, and friendly people.
Be aware, travelers -- most places do not take credit cards, only cash. That means for 75% of those places that they are illegal and do not pay taxes.
Venice is a beautiful lady. But Venice is as well robbing people's money. They charge 6 to 8 Euro an hour for internet, 9 to 12 Euro for a washing a load and drying, and up to 35 Euro for a hostel bed. Be prepared to pay more than in other expensive cities. Tip, if you crave a cappuccino, drink it standing at the cafe's counter -- costs between 1.20 and 1.40 Euro instead 2.50 Euro sitting down. Look in the side streets for cheap bars and restaurants. That way, you have a cheap stay and save money for more travels.
Venice is the most beautiful place I've ever seen. I wanted to stay forever, and I was so sad when I had to leave. The best thing about Venice is that it is a walking city, so you can feel free to explore the entire area. Look at everything and take it all in.
I have visited Venice six times, as I think it is the most beautiful and unique place I have ever seen. I have been to every continent in the world and I still get drawn back to Venice. The history, art, culture, and romance of this city is truly remarkable. The food is superb, but the food in all of Italy is superb anyway. My favourite city, my favourite country -- if you appreciate the best go see for yourself.
— Margaret Wilson - Sydney, Australia.
We stayed only a week, and so now we're planning a visit of two months.
— Peter S
Please reread history and you will realize that you need to stay in Venice not two days but two years to appreciate what the town has to offer! Venice is not Disneyland! Every stone is a piece of true history here. If you don't like culture and art and architecture, stay at home. Please pay respect to Venice, bow to Venice and all that Venice offered to the world, from Vivaldi to Tiziano to Casanova and learn to appreciate Italy. Italy is history.
Venice is a must-see for Italy.
— Joni G
Venice is love -- Paris is just an illusion. Make sure your gondollier can sing -- most don't. The one I recommend is Mauro. Ask around the other gondolliers and they will point you to Mauro.
referring to the hotel Al Gallo, 3 stars category: it's a pity the hotel would very nice, proper and well-located, nearby the railway station and in a delicious part of Venice, it wouldn't be for the service: the welcome was quite horrible, and during the evening the same man argued about the wasted water having the shower!! then spending 100euros he should be politer and permit a second round of coffee in the morning, if one would like, isn't it?
— eleonora bocchi e loris
Don't be a tourist. Stay at Cannaregio District or Dorsoduro. Find a small studio apartment. Eat at local coffee bars and ignore the stares. Have breakfast at local bar anywhere in the island and get a daily good coffee. Find Le Cafe in Campo St Stefano at the foot of Accademia Brigde and order hot chocolate at the bar -- it's cheaper. Order any drink at the bar. Don't be afraid to get lost. You'll find surprising local restos and bars and you won't get robbed.
Interesting, but navigation system is a little bit confusing.
Yes, yes -- you will get lost. But just enjoy yourself -- once you get lost, you'll see the best stuff. Really though, if you pick up a good map, it's not too difficult to navigate around. Do beware the mosquitos -- I got bit all over, about three weeks ago, and the bites were huge and scary looking. I still have red marks, although the swelling went away. The food prices are outrageous and the quality mediocre, and always ask how much something costs before ordering -- my husband ordered a beer, regular size, and it ended up costing eight Euro! Oh, and the "sarde en saor?" Skip it, unless you have an affinity for cold sardines. But you have to see Venice at least once in your lifetime! It is breathtakingly beautiful and one-of-a-kind. Definitely go, no matter the mosquitos or food costs.
Venice is lovely once you get over getting lost all the time. It would have been better to go with someone as getting lost by yourself is worse. I found the people really helpful. I would have gone to Venice to see the Guggenheim collection -- it moved me to tears and a definite must for modern art lovers.
I hated it. Dirtiest and stinkiest place in Europe.
Most accomodations are not near the train station, but that's a bonus. Since Venice is comprised of tons of little islands, if you want to stay in the heart of the city, then you would want to stay away from the train station anyway. The walk from the station to the first real bridge bringing you into Venice is great (you can't get lost, it is one winding road) but once you cross the bridge it can get confusing. Just be polite and ask a local for help (or point on a map) and you shoud have no problem. As touristy as it is, take a gondola. If you can find an open post in the middle of the day, go for it (most people try to do early morning or early evening) and because there wont be a long line, you may be able to negotiate the price. And of course, in the evening you must go to Piazza San Marco, one of the best piazzas in Italy to see the church, listen to live music, and have a good meal.
Venice is beautiful, but very expensive. Don't waste your money on water taxis, and if you really need to try a gondola, use one of the traghettos which take you from one side of the Grand Canal to the other - only 50E! And for cheap food, check out the Cafe dei Frari right across from the Santa Maria dei Frari church. There's no pricelist outside so you know it's cheap - I got a panini and drink for 5E, and the cafe has super nice baristas and great character. A must see.
We did not like Venice. If you must go, stay for a day or two -- that's all you'll need. People there don't know the word politness. If you have lunch at restaurant, check your bill very good because they like to add things that you haven't ordered.
Venice is beautiful. But be warned it can be expensive and there is a limited amount of things to do. I wouldn't recommend staying more than 2 days. The St. Mark's area is super touristy and so the crowds are large, and prices high. Go there and then move on to other parts of the city (I personally enjoyed the area around the train station). Grocery stores, and cheap Pizzarias/bakeries/sandwhich shops are easy to find so buy your breakfast and lunch there to save on food costs.
Venice is cool and you can do anything there... but there are a lot of pigeons!
We found the supermarket was the best place to get food. Fresh rocket and parma ham was cheap. Ended up making picnic lunches. My favourite thing was just getting lost in the back streets and finding hidden local shops, galleries, and pizzerias. Venice is magic.
— Tristan - London, UK
Bring your own food and bottled water--the food and drinks are VERY expensive. Lovely city though, well worth your time!
Venice is breathtaking. You know you are there when your train is the only thing separating you from the blue waters of the sea. Venice can be touristy, but if you stray off course of the tourist venues, the little narrow alley ways become adventures all of themselves. We met many friendly Venetians who were happy to show us their homes. I fell in love with the musicians who serenaded us while we walked down the streets. There are many bridges each with its own unique view of canal-side doorways. Pigeons are plentiful, yes, but no poopy on me. But watch for mosquitoes, I did get bit by one and I am still recovering, but being bitten by an Italian mosquito is charming any day! Ciao!
— Denise - Philadelphia, PA
Be careful of where you stay when you go. There are two train stations and our hostel was truly only a 5 minute walk from the station, but it was the Mestre station. We had to take a train everyday which ends at midnight so if you like to go out, be really careful of where you stay. Make sure you visit the islands. They are a different change of pace and you can see them making glass in the factories which is super cool. Everyone is right on the prices, we went to McDonald's once because the food cost so much and the bills always had random charges for stuff we didn't get. Have a good trip!
Truly a magical place! I found Venice to be like an artist's set of a stage. Everything so quaint and individual. Through the magical mazed streets, I will struggle to match this truly unique place!
Venice is a breathtaking city. The romantic vibe is amazing. It is a must when you go to Italy. You don't have to stay long, two days is enough.
Venice is absolutely beautiful. The architecture is breathtaking. This is a must-see city. Go to St. Mark's, it is free to visit inside but photography is not allowed. But it is magnificent, breathtaking inside. The Piazza San Marco outside the basilica is also very nice. Just walking around is nice. Beware of water taxi drivers trying to get your fare - for a similar price you can get an all day ticket on the ferries. These guys will catch you as you enter the city and show you which way to go - to their taxi. Ignore them and get a ferry. It is worth catching a ferry and staying on it to see the city from the water. Everything else is very expensive. Beware of restaurants who display a price list out the front - they will charge heaps for drinks (even soft drinks) and for "services" and even for "complementary" food. Venice is absolutely amazing. Put it on your list.
We did not like Venice. Very very pretty, but nothing to do and millions of pigeons (I got pooed on). If you must go, stay for a day or two -- that's all you'll need. Very very expensive.
Don't bother buying a travel card, Venice is so small you can walk around easily and it's a nice way to see the city.
When dinning out watch out for "complimentary" copperto. It will cost you *only* 3 euro/person.
— RUXANDRA BURCEA
When you arrive in Venice go to the tourist info booth and get a "Rolling Venice" card. It's worth the price just for the money you save on vaporetto passes alone.
— Michelle Torres
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