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Venice, Italy

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to see the enchanting beauty of Venice! A dream destination for couples, art lovers, and history enthusiasts. With the romantic atmosphere, a labyrinth of narrow, interconnected canal streets, and stunning architecture that will transport you back in time!

An amazing 3-4 day adventure in the sun between April to October, with fewer crowds early or late in the season.

Suggested Activities

The City’s famous canals are best explored by gondola, the small traditional boats you will see everywhere!

Book a gondola tour for a fun (if not so budget friendly) way to see the city!

The iconic heart of Venice, this large square is perfectly located to be close to surrounding landmarks, and is a must see!

Admire the stunning architecture and enjoy the view of and from this famous bridge!

The main canal, busy with gondolas and many many other boats, is the best place to see the bustle of Venice, before you head to the calmer more idyllic side streets and canals!

These Colourful Islands offer an exciting trip away from central Venice.

Famous for Glassmaking and Lacework, well worth the boat trip to get there!

Commonly known simply as the Salute, this beautiful Baroque Roman Church is a beautiful work of Architecture and can be a spiritual experience for visitors.

Top Tips

Start your Day early to avoid tourist congestion!

Head to the main attractions early in the day, and then focus on finding your own hidden gems in the peak hours to avoid crowds!

Venice is best explored by foot, with its charming canals and little side streets, so bring comfy footwear to make the most of this!

If you want to explore the nearby islands or get somewhere faster, the Vaporettos (water buses) are also a great way to navigate the city!

Try Cicchetti (Venetian Tapas) at a traditional bacaro, or of course try some Italian classics like Pizza or Gelato.

Make it Unique

For an unforgettable and unique Venetian experience, take part in a local mask making workshop to make your own Venetian-style mask and experience this part of Venetian history!

The Liberia Acqua Alta is a quirky bookstore that is in fact made to be Flood-proof, so as to keep the books safe…

Google Maps Link (click here).

The Osteria Al Squero is a cosy traditional canalside local restaurant where you can eat local foods like Cicchetti, with a view of a Gondola Workshop!

Google Maps Link (click here).

How to get There?

Flying: Fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), 8 km from the city with many international connections.

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Italy or neighboring Countries, or drive through Italy by Car.

By car, plan where you will park ahead of time, as the local parking options vary in their reliability.

How to get Around?

The best way to get around the City is by walking, but you can also take a Vaporetto (water bus) or traditional Gondola Ferries to get around.

There are no Cars allowed in Venice.

How to get There?

Flying: Fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), 8 km from the city with many international connections.

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Italy or neighboring Countries, or drive through Italy by Car.

By car, plan where you will park ahead of time, as the local parking options vary in their reliability.

How to get Around?

The best way to get around the City is by walking, but you can also take a Vaporetto (water bus) or traditional Gondola Ferries to get around.

There are no Cars allowed in Venice.

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in Split are minimal.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Be cautious of occasional Flooding.

(The Acqua Alta is a periodic high tide in the Adriatic sea, that floods parts of Venice several times a year).

Where to Stay?

The best areas to stay in are the Cannaregio or Dorsoduro Neighborhoods.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended hostel is the Generator Venice Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking for comfort.