Venice Travel Guide
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
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- 91%Local Culture
- 74%Luxury Travelers
- 65%Family Travelers
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- VeniceJun 28, 2014
"It's like stepping into a fairy tale."
Consisting of hundreds of small islands, bridges and canals, Venezia has always fascinated it's visitors. I promise you there is no place on earth quite like this.
Tip - jump onto a vaporetti and cruise up the grand canal just before sunset. Then watch the vivid hues around you blend into a breathtaking collage.
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesJun 22, 2014
Maybe it is my favourite city! It is unique and completely different from wathever I could find elsewhere. It is a romantic and crowded city, with many interesting places to visit, from churches to museums. Also a simple walk always turns in a fantastic experience, among water, fantastic buildings. Venice is always beautiful, even with fog. In this case it becames really mysterious. There are plenty of beautiful hotels, restaurants and shops. Also the islands around are worth for a daily trip. murano for glasses, Burano for the coloured houses and laces, Torcello as the first settlement of the lagoon, Lido for its beautiful beaches and international cinema exhibition in september.every time I go I found out something new.
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jun 19, 2014
This beautiful city, with its art an incredible architecture, is sinking quickly. There have been 10 floods over 140 centimeters since 1950, and the city treats flooding as routine these days.Recommended for:
- VeniceJun 10, 2014
I love love love Venice! One of my favorite cities in the world. Romantic, historical, amazing, lovely!!!! The downside is that its one of the most expensive cities in the world and yet it is ao crowded woth people everytime. But i stll love it!
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4May 21, 2014
One of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. The winding canals, the cool sea breeze, the pathways that lead you around as if you were in a maze, the light, and who could forget such an amazing history!? Did you know that Venezia was a Democrat Republic for a thousand years, until it was conquered by Napoleon in 1797? Venezia, if you haven't been, you need to go!Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudentsBackpackersJul 03, 2014
I've already been to Venice like a hundred times, but still it doesn't get old or boring. Not at all. Venice is such a beautiful city! Unfortunately it's very crowded with tourists, but you also can stroll through all the tiny alleys with their small canals and bridges, where it's more quiet.Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 27, 2014
Venice is unlike anything you have ever seen. Stay away from the tourist restaurants. Eat where the locals eat. Put your walking shoes on and just explore. Avoid the hot summer where the smell is at its highest.Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jan 06, 2014
Venice is quite a remarkable city. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's one of those cities where it's almost impossible to take a bad picture. Beyond its beauty, Venice is also a fascinating city to explore. I love getting lost in narrow streets of Venice and trying to figure out where to go. There's nothing quite like it. The city also has a very rich history. There are also a lot of great art museums in the city. Really, there's so much to explore there.
Try the local seppia/cuttlefish dishes. They're quite amazing. But remember, like many very touristy cities, the best restaurants in Venice are the ones tucked away in alleys you wouldn't normally think to explore.
It is kind of a pity though that the heavy traffic of tourism and the influx of cruise ships is taking a toll on the city and local environment.Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Dec 20, 2013
The best part of Venice? not the gondola rides, not the water taxis, not really even the architecture (although that's up for debate), but getting lost in its maze of alleys and corridors…and then finding yourself in an amazing unknown courtyard.Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 27, 2013
It might be a bit of a stretch in ten days, but Venice is one of the most unique places on earth. You could train there from Florence or Rome easily enough. If you want a cheap place to stay, you might want to try Craigslist. Also, when you're in Rome you can frequently find apartments in which to stay at Termini train station. People with rooms to rent wait for tourists to come to town.Recommended for:
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Mar 24, 2014
I didn't get to go to Tuscany, but I did a tour and spend 2.5 days each in Venice, Rome and Florence. All three are different and AMAZING, but Venice was the most unique and my fav city in the world. Florence is all full of art and culture and fashion. Rome is the obvious history, gladiators, half vintage half modern. I say all 3 are musts. Milan I heard had the beautiful Duomo and fashion.
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
Venice is magical. Postcard perfect bridges span the serene canals, lined with gorgeous and historic buildings. The architecture is unique in Italy due to the Byzantine influence on the city. Great museums and restaurants, and don't miss the gelato!Recommended for:
- VeniceJul 05, 2014
I only spent a day there, and maybe don't need to spend more time, but that one day was pretty spectacular. It was November, just after the Biennale, so relatively quiet, and we just wandered around and got lost, and took the ferries out to the various islands. I'm honestly not sure what else we would have done--it is fundamentally a tiny place to see. I think the only way I'd go back would be if it were deep winter and empty and moody.Recommended for:
- VeniceOct 16, 2013
A unique city-break experience. There really isn't anywhere that is quite like Venice. We stayed in private rented accommodation in the San Toma sestiere, and really enjoyed the experience, particularly the calm before and after the day-tourist hordes arrived. The prices everywhere were very high, presumably due to the costs of transporting goods across from the mainland.Recommended for:
- VeniceCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 13, 2013
It's hard to describe a city like Venice that apart from being incredibly beautiful and romantic, is a city like none other. Given cars and bikes are not allowed and cannot circulate for that matter makes boats, gondolas and vaporettos the only way to get around - via Venice's lagoon comprised of 118 islands. It is truly a poetic city of rich history, art and culture, one that was the only Republic in the Middle Ages. Take a ride on the gondolas for a true Venetian experience! Most tourists only visit for the day. If you plan to stay overnight, for cheaper accomodations, head to Treviso or Mestre, up to half an hour by train. And come prepared, Venice can be very expensive!Recommended for:
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Aliases: Venise, Venezia, UNESCO Venice and its Lagoon, Veneza , Venedig