Top 10 Venice travel tips

Top 10 Venice travel tips
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Top 10 Venice travel tips

This was our second visit in Venice. And we felt in love with this place even more :). In this post we want to share with you the most usefull Venice travel tips

The city of water is charming, misterious and beautiful. When we were there last year, we couldn’t think about anything and we just focused on what we see.

This year, we experienced something different. We learned how to make our stay in Venice more comfortable.

If  you want to find out top 10 travel tips for visitng Venice, take a look at the list below.

 1. Buy a map.

EVERYBODY gets lost in Venice, haha. It’s just impossible not to stray in this city. So buy a map and take it always with you. Mark the familiar spots.

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If you lose your way, try to find out where you are or ask somebody for help.

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2. Stay in Venice for at least one night. Best Venice travel tips.

The biggest problem in ‘The City of Water’ is that people come there only for one day. They come in the morning and leave in the evening.

Do something different and stay in Venice for at least one night. You’ll see how beautiful this place is. You can watch everyday life of locals and enjoy wandering around the city. It is one of the best Venice travel tips we have.


3. Don’t go to there during summer.

The best time to visit Venice is spring, autumn or winter.

It won’t be crowded and prices will be lower. You will be able to go inside St Mark’s Basilica without waiting in a long queue.

Don’t be worried about the weather! We were in Venice in January and it was really warm.


4. Don’t waste your time and money on Doge’s Palace.

They say Doge’s Palace is one of the best monuments in Venice. But in fact, there’s nothing special about it.

Ticket prices are really high. If you are not crazy about art and architecture, buy yourself coffee and tiramisu instead of an admission to Doge’s Palace.


5. Walk.

Venice is really small. You can easily get to St Mark’s Square from bus or train station in one hour (actually you can get there in half an hour, but you will get lost many times for sure).
Water tram ticket price is 7 euro per person. You can also use Venice water taxi. If you are traveling on a budget, better walk- you’ll save money, be more fit and be able to admire the beauty of Venice :).



6. Visit only the most famous places.

If you want to visit all monuments in Venice, you’ll have to be there for at least one month!

You can’t see everything. So just choose the most famous monuments and focus on them.


7. Beware of the pigeons and birds.

They are really hungry. If you eat a sandwich on St Mark’s Square they can steal it from you!

You better hide if you want to eat something. Check twice if there isn’t any greedy bird around you…

pigeons in Venice

8. Go to the beach.

Few people know about this, but there’s a beach near Venice!

It’s called Lido and you can get there by water tram (Vaporetto). Awesome, right? 🙂


9. Buy gondola ride.

Everybody knows that ‘The city of Water’ is famous from gondolas. So it’s really worth to buy gondola ride there.

Unfortunatelly, gondoliers don’t sing :(. We were asking many of them to sing during the trip but they said real gondolier doesn’t do that. You can watch it only on movies….


10. Do not take a backpack.

There are some places in Venize (e.g. St Mark’s Basilica) where you can’t get if you are carrying a backpack.

Better leave it in your hotel or in left-luggage room (which is right next to St Mark’s Basilica).


Are those tips useful? Do you have anything to add to our list?

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  1. Hi guys, these tips are great! I am going to Venice in May with my sister, but we are staying in Bologna, the prices of staying over night are killers! Some of the tips we can use for sure! Great article 🙂

    • Bologna is beautiful as well!
      On January, prices in Venice and Bologna were pretty similar. But May is the begining of the season, so… you are right everything is more expensive :).


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