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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%Local Culture
- 83%History Buffs
- 67%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Family Travelers
- 61%Budget Travelers
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- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 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.
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Nov 26, 2013
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!
- VeniceOct 23, 2013
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.
- 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.
- VeniceMember 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!
- VeniceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Oct 04, 2013
The first city I ever visited in Italy, Venice is picture perfect, and a joy to explore on foot or by gondola. A definite once (maybe twice) in a lifetime must.
- VeniceCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
What an amazing city. Of all the cities we visited during our Mediterranean trip, Venice is definitely the most beautiful. It’s like stepping into a photograph. Everything nice I had imagined about Venice is true, while it being muggy and hot was the only uncomfortable part.
Meandering the streets, one finds a variety of shops selling anything from masks (of course) to pastries. Narrow pathways eventually give way to open areas and beautiful bridges crossing over rivers surrounded by gondolas floating against picturesque buildings. In the flow of tourists passing through, we are reminded that it is a city of natives as well, as one can see locals hanging out sides of windows, pinning up clothes or smoking a cigarette. The people are friendly and the atmosphere is casual. And at the end of the day, sitting by the river and watching the lights flicker on, one can’t help but be marveled that such a place truly exists.