Venice, Italy

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  • Northeast of Italy
  • Best Times To Visit: Feb - July / Sep - Nov

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Italian (Can get by with English)


THINGS TO DO

 

Adventure-Seeker? Check out activities with a flame  (   ) for some extra thrills!!

 

Venezia Unica (Travel Pass) – Before we jump into the activities let’s get you a travel pass that will help you access the city’s biggest and best attractions. You also will get access to public transportation and parking. Purchase an all-inclusive pass or do it a la carte.  www.veneziaunica.it 

 

 

Free Walking Tour – Feel like a local Venetian and join a free walking tour! Tours leave from Campo Santi Apostoli at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. and in the afternoon. Venice Free Walking Tours are very interactive and immersive experiences given by very friendly locals that show a different side of Venice. You will get the “in” on the local tips and secrets on this slightly off the beaten path tour. The tour takes about 3 hours and is offered in English. www.venicefreewalkingtour.com

 

 

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Rialto Bridge (Ponte De Rialto) – The most famous bridge in Venice and likely the most visited tourist attraction, this beautiful stone arch was built in just three years in the late 1500’s.  It was designed and built by Antonio da Ponte and spans across the Grand Canal connecting the districts of San Polo and San Marco in the heart of Venice. It is the oldest bridge that crosses the canal and is renowned as an architectural wonder of the Renaissance. www.goitaly/venice-rialto-bridge.htm

 




Piazzo San Marco – Better known as St. Mark’s Square, it is considered to be one of the most popular squares in the world. San Marco is one of Venice’s top attraction. This “drawing room of Europe” as referred to by Napolean is where you will have the opportunity to see St Mark’s basilica (Basilica di San Marco), Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower).

 

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Doge’s Palace – The Palace is a top destination for tourist’s because it embodies much of the history of the city, but also because it possesses its own architectural evolution. The initial erection of the now standing building took place by 1300 -1400, to its rebuilding that occurred again during the Renaissance period. Test Time. Explain why this Palace was referred to as the heart of the political and administrative life of the Republic of Venice. www.palazzoducale.com

 



 

Classic Venetian Gondola Rides – Have a romantic evening ride with your partner or maybe just fun ride with friends or family. Some options will also include a walking tour.   Where else can you be captivated by the charm and history of a city that is built on water? Umm, that would be no where. (40-60 Euros) www.veniceevents.com

 

 

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Venetian Rowing Lessons  (  ) – Have you ever thought of being your own Gondola driver?!! Well, enjoy a 90 minute lesson as you learn basic strokes in a  Venetian batellina and then put on your big boy/ big girl pants as YOU navigate through the open lagoon. (85-100 Euros) www.rowvenice.org

 

 

Glassblowing in Venice – Embark on this unique look into Venice’s rich art history by attending a tour of the Murano Art of glassblowing, renowned all over the world. In addition to the tour, guests may visit a Glass Factory Showroom located near Saint Mark’s Square, where they may learn about the art of glassblowing which dates back to the Roman Empire. Attendees will receive a small glass gift at the end of the tour as a souvenir, as well as watch a demonstration that utilizes the traditional style techniques of glassblowing by a Master Artisan. www.afar.com/vetro-murano




The Bridge of Sighs – A famous bridge in Venice but not as well-known as the Rialto, this short stone bridge connects the court of Venice to the New Prison.   Legend has it that its name came from prisoners uttering their last sigh of hope as they were escorted across to their prison cell.  Local lore says that if a couple kisses while travelling under the bridge they will have eternal bliss, so pucker up!  Interestingly enough the architect of this bridge, Antonio Contino, is the nephew of Antonio De Pointe (creator of the Rialto). www.bridgeofsighs.info

 

 

 

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Dolomite Mountains  (  ) – Take a hike!  Up a mountain, that is.  Visit the beautiful Dolomite Mountains and enjoy the magnificent valleys, alpline lakes, and gorgeous mount peaks of the Italian Alps. With a variety of treks that can be as challenging or easy as you want, there is something for everyone.  Don’t forget to have a lunch at a local trattoria small Italian restaurant. www.dolomitemountains.com 

HISTORY

 

Ancient History (Origins) – There have been no found written records of the origins of Venice, but it is believed that the Romans, fleeing from the Goths, founded it by AD 422.  According to tradition in the area, Venice was built piece by piece around several islands of a lagoon and linked by bridges.  In 726 the first chief magistrate (doge) of Venice was selected and about 100 years later the construction of Palazzo Ducale (Doges’ Palace) began in what is today St. Mark’s Square.

 

 

It is probable that the Palazzo Ducale, being protected by a canal, stout walls, and massive corner towers was meant to serve various purposes. Initially having a large fortified gateway where the Porta della Carta now stands, the buildings within these walls housed public offices, courtrooms, prisons, the Doge’s apartments, stables, armories, and other facilities.

 

 

The Fire – In 1483, a violent fire broke out in the canal-side of the Palace, which housed the Doge’s apartments. Important reconstruction works became necessary, introducing the new Renaissance architectural language to the building that spread to new structures alongside the canal, from the Ponte della Canonica to the Ponte della Paglia.




Modern History (The Renaissance)  The Venetian Renaissance is different from the Florence Renaissance because it runs into a period that, for many art critics, is considered to be High-Renaissance or Mannerism. It’s not by chance, in fact, that many Venetian artists took inspiration from Raffaello and Michelangelo, who, according to a specific academic definition, are considered to be High-Renaissance artists. With multiple World Wars in the next few decades starting in 1914, many of the artistic endeavors in Venice ceased.

 

Peggy Guggeheim – However, when the war was finally over, 1947, Venice still had a knack of attracting the artist back which was the case with Peggy Guggeheim. She was a world famous American art collector who shared her art in the 1948 Venice Biennale, in the Greek pavilion.  Due to this endeavor the works of artists such as Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko were exhibited for the first time in Europe.  The presence of Cubist, abstract, and surrealist art made the pavilion the most coherent survey of Modernism yet to have been presented in Italy, if not all of Europe.

 

 

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection – A modern art museum in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. This is one of the most visited museums in Venice. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades. She began displaying her private collection of modern artworks to the public seasonally in 1951. Peggy Guggenheim followed in the history of great art movements being discovered in Venice. What are some of the movements on display now at the Guggenheim Museum? http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/museum

 



 

 AFFORDABILITY

 

The current value of dollars to euros is stronger than it was several years ago when it was almost 2:1. Currently you’ll get a near even exchange, with the Euro being slightly stronger than the dollar. There are a lot of cheap options in Venice so with the exchange rate in your favor you can make Venice very affordable.  On average you can have lunch for anywhere from €10-€20 and double that for dinner (not including alcohol). I have outlined some of the best places to stay, under the Where To Stay section, so that can also help you with your budget.

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  • Big Mac (Italy): 3.72 Euro or $4.00 USD [Jan 2016]
  • Big Mac (USA): $4.93 [Jan 2016]
  • Exchange Rate: $1 to 0.9075 Euro (Note:  Exchange rates are constantly changing. Please use link for most up to date rates)  xe.com/currencyconverter/

RELAXATION

 

Venice Lagoon Islands Cruise – Three islands (Murano, Burano, and Torcello) are in close proximity to the Venice and offer a great opportunity to witness some of the city’s most authentic history. On Murano island, you can see how the world renowned Murano glass has been made for centuries, on Burano Island, you can enjoy the colorful home and hand-crafted lace shops and lastly on Torcello, you will set foot on the first Venetian island to be inhabited.  Torcello also house’s Atilla the Hun’s legendary throne, so have a seat. www.venetoinside.com

 

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Burano Island –  I already mentioned visiting this island as part of the Lagoon Cruise but it is worth mentioning again. This island is amazing!  It is one of the most colorful cities you will every see with its brightly colored homes covering the majority of the available surface area.  If you want to explore the island at your own pace make your way to  Murano, probably by water-bus or by train, and then take the ACTV line 12 water bus  to Burano.  www.isoladiburano.it/en/how-to-get-to-burano.html

 

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Italian Opera – Experience the beauty of Italian Opera within a fascinating Venetian palace: Palazzo Barbaigo Minotto. Each act is set within a different hall, so not only do you get to appreciate and explore the Palazzo, but this also creates a wonderful, unique intimacy between the singers, the musicians and the audience. Between intervals, you are provided with a glass of wine. Maximum capacity is about 65 people per hall, so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Prices start from 75 euros and up. www.musicpalazzo.com




 

LOCAL FOOD

 

Many of places listed under activities and even nightlife can duo for food but wanted to list some additional places to try out specifically.

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Rialto Market – This is a market that have been open for over 700 years!! If you are a lover of seafood, then get ready to indulge in variety of underwater delicacies ranging from ink black cuttlefish, moscardini (baby octopus), to marinated sardines.  Don’t forget to try some cicchetti’s (small snacks like fried cheese, rice balls etc) that range from €1-3, the fresh fruits and vegetables, and of course the tiramisu, since Venice is its supposed birthplace. It is located on East Bank of Rialto Bridge [$] www.venice-tourism.com/rialto-and-its-market

 

 

Traditional Venice Aperitivo Tour – Experience a typical happy hour in Venice during this traditional bacaro tour. This beloved Venetian tradition includes a sampling of three local bacari, Venice’s wine bar, for the consumption of wine accompanied by traditional cicchetti (typical appetizers). The tour begins near the Rialto bridge, following which your guide will take you to the famous Rialto marketplace before venturing to three nearby wine bars. [$$]  www.viator.com/tours/Traditional-Venice-Aperitivo-Tour




De Mamo Pizzeria – Enjoy some aged cheese, local grown tomatoes and dough baked to perfection at Da Mamo’s. This cozy restaurant offers dishes such as pan fried scallop with smoked bacon, red tuna with tomato tart-tare, but they are known for their pizza.  They offer an excellent wine selection and a friendly atmosphere. [$] www.damamo.it

 

Dalla Marisa – Sit down, relax, and enjoy a set menu that you will surely remember. At a price of €15 at lunch [a freaking steal!!] or around €35 for a dinner, a pasta starter like seafood lasagna, a main like steak and potatoes, a side, wine, coffee, and a bottle of water.  You can’t go wrong!  You should make a reservation and plan to practice your Italian because this is a Local Favorite.  [$] so local they don’t have website

 

 

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Trattoria Corte Sconta – Superb seafood, a great wine list, and a gorgeous terrace tucked just far enough away from beaten path, this is where you will find the restaurant that is said to have the best fish in Venice!!!  No menu again but as one of the few authentic Venetian trattoria’s left it will not disappoint. You must book in advance and expect to pay a premium. (€125-€200 for two) [$$$] www.cortescontavenezia.it

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La Carvella –  This Italian jewel will offer you an extensive  array of pastas and fresh seafood with a great environment.  They also have a tasteful range of desserts so save room for their lemon squeezed ice-cream that covered in fresh wild berries.   It’s a bit pricey and portions are small but it is good!! [$$$] www.restaurantlacaravella.com




Al Muro (Rialto Bridge) – As the end of the fishing work week comes into sight, the Al Muro chef sets up a stall on Saturdays and you can sample the days’ catch within sight of the Grand Canal.  Fairly price food at a swanky establishment but don’t be surprised by the service charge [$]  www.murovenezia.com

 

ROMANCE

 

Wine Tour – Enjoy various types of Italian wines, in particular the Veneto (from north-east of Italy), on a wine experience that includes a gondola ride.  Traverse through the ancient canals of Venice and stop at the 5 authentic taverns where you can not only enjoy wine a variety of cicchettis (small snacks ) for around €60. www.venicewinetour.com

 

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Casanova Wellness Centre – “I ain’t much on Casanova..me and Romeo never been friends”!! If you want total relaxation and pampering, try the wellness center located in the Hotel Cipriani.  Indulge yourself in the gardens where Casanova used to woo his many lovers.  His name has lived on for a reason so expect to pay a premium   www.belmond.com




 

Night Gondola Ride – There’s a reason that gondola and boat rides are one of Venice’s most quintessential tourist experiences! Venice simply must be experienced by water, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel pressured to do it during the day, when it is very busy with all the other tourists. Wander up to Piazzale Roma and take Boat number 1 in the evening (or even early in the morning) to experience the city under the twilight of the stars.  www.quickvenice.com

 

Private Gondola Ride – Gondola rides are certainly one of the must-do experiences (and one of the most relaxing and romantic) activities in Venice. With Local Venice Tours, you can book gondola rides that fit your mood and your budget. Their classic gondola rides start from 29 euros and travels through the historic canals in Venice. They also offer serenaded gondola rides, night tours, private tours with prosecco and dinner packages for couples. What could be a more relaxing way to spend an evening in Venice? www.localvenicetours.com

 

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NIGHTLIFE

 

Carnevale – Venice host the biggest mask party in the world!! It dates all the way back to the Middle Ages so  enjoy the opportunity to dress up in your best costume and find your most flattering mask.  Brazil and Trinidad Carnival as well as  Bajan Cropover all have  their roots here.  Not as wild and a bit more family friendly, it will still be a night of culture, and fun.  www.venice-carnival-italy.com

 

 

Devils’ Forest Pub – (Rialto Bridge) – This pub offers a taste of the local area and at a price that won’t break the bank.  Delicious Italian food and a ton of  beer on tap, so you can’t go wrong with this reasonably priced establishment. www.devilsforestpub.com

 

Dogado Lounge – (Rio di San Girolamo) – Fridays, locals do the hustle to the disco scores at Dogado Lounge, and on Saturdays, Club X offers a mix of electro and techno.  It is a bit pricey with drinks around 10 Euros but this 1500+ square meter  club doesn’t close the doors until 4 a.m.  Party On!!! www.baglionihotels.com




Cafe Noir – If you want to mingle with Venice’s edgy youth, head over to Cafe Noir. Its outdoor seating is a perfect place to spend warm Italian evenings. If the weather is not so pleasant, the bar’s two indoor seating rooms provide a warm ambiance. This bar will be the perfect place to enjoy a lively conversation. Also try the food! This bar offers an assortment of sandwiches and small plates that are the perfect dish to go along with the selection of drinks available. www.facebook.com/cafenoir

 

Venice Jazz Club – If you want to enjoy a night of jazz music, this is the best spot in the city for you. The vibrant colors and edgy atmosphere is the perfect setting for the live shows put on by local artists. Concerts are regularly held Monday through Saturday so it will be easy to fit into your busy schedule. This club is affordable with drinks ranging from 3 to 8 euro, perfect for any budgethttp://venicejazzclub.weebly.com/

 

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Molocinque – This unique collection of bars will surely hold something of interest for anyone. Originally, the building was a cinema complex but was converted to bars in 1999. The complex has four separate party pavilions, each with their own theme, as well as dozens of bars to choose from. Enjoy dancing outdoors in the Venice evenings or playing pool in the bar area. This place is definitely a place to see if you enjoy club dancing and partieswww.molocinque.it

 

Wah Wah Club – This club hosts live shows crossing various genres including rock, electro, indie, and punk. This will be your go-to spot to meet young locals who love a good party. You will want to hit the dance floor regardless of what band they have playing that night. You’ll be dancing all night at this club that prides itself on creating a unique experience. A quick scan of their past shows demonstrates that they are not afraid to limit themselves to a single genre. Artists such as ZEIT, Nathan Fake, and Ed Rush & Optical are just a few examples of who they have brought through their doors (I have no idea who any of these people are lol). wahwahclub.blogspot.com




Skyline Bar Housed within the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel, this bar creates a light and sophisticated atmosphere. The name says it all – this bar is at the top of a restored mill and offers an amazing view of the city. By day, this is the perfect place to take a dip in the pool and enjoy some cocktails and is the perfect place to mingle with some of Venice’s finest crowds. This is no trashy scene, it is frequented by Venice’s elite. This bar also hosts periodic theme nights so definitely check out the bar’s calendar beforehand and see what fun it offers that week! www.skylinebarvenice.com/en

 

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WHERE TO STAY

 

The city of Venice is divided into areas, similar to the boroughs of New York. Whereas, New York City is made up of five boroughs, Venice has six sestieri to choose from. They are San Marco, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, Santa Croce, and San Polo.

 

San Marco – Because many of the city’s greatest attractions (Basilica, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square) are found in the San Marco neighborhood, this is also the most expensive sestiere, as well as being one of the most crowded. If you want a view of the Rialto Bridge from your hotel, or want to bask in the hustle and bustle of St. Mark’s Square, known by locals as the Piazza (la Piazza), this is the place for you to stay.

 

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Cannaregio – This is the home of the Jewish Ghetto which the Jews were forced to occupy by the Venetian Republic. The Ghetto was created in March of 1516, and is the origin of the English word “ghetto”. The Cannaregio is actually divided into the New Ghetto and the Old Ghetto. This is where you want to stay if you want to live like a local and this is probably the most affordable neighborhood in the city. Just remember that part of what makes it affordable is that it’s a 15 minute walk to all of the big attractions you will want to visit.




 

Castello – This is the largest of the sestiere and it dates to the 13th century. This is where you will experience the “real” Venice. You know the place, elderly ladies gossiping as they enjoy the sun, kids dodging around the streets playing soccer. If you are an art aficionado this is your spot. In the Church of San Zaccaria you can find works by Bellini, Tintoretto, Van Dyck, and Tiepolo. For all of its authenticity, it is also the least visited areas of the city.

 

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Dorsoduro – This section of town is on the southwestern side of the city, and has some of the most beautiful canals you will find. If you love the nightlife, consider staying here. During the day it’s peaceful and serene, but the streets light up and fill up at night as people weave their way into the local bars. This area is close to most of Venice’s major sights.

 

 

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Santa Croce – This is the transportation hub for your trip. Although there are some sights to see here, most people use this area to get in and out of the city. It is a lower cost alternative to San Marco or Dorsoduro. Here you can find quaint local eateries nestled in between bustling stores and businesses. You can enjoy pasta, pizza and seafood at Al Nono Risorto while you dine as fresco! Although, if you have only a short period of time for your visit, this may not be the place for you to stay as you have to travel to all the major venues.

 

San Polo – This darling little sestiere, also known as the Rialto district, seems to have it all wrapped up with a pretty bow. You can find fish, fruit, and vegetables in the Rialto Market if you’re renting an apartment and plan to cook. There are also terrific restaurants for the foodie in you, and there’s a lot of local activity as well as some fun nightlife to boot. If you’re looking for local artisans, this is definitely the place for you.

 

Lido Beach – If you want to enjoy the magnificent beach in summer along with magical Venice then Lido island is the best option. It’s very well connected to Venice and other islands. It has very good spacious family hotels where good off season bargain can be clinched. You can generally eat more cheaply on the Lido than in central Venice, although the standard reflects the fact that restaurants here are aimed at holidaying families.

 

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Suggested Duration – 2 to 4 days

 

Visa: Not Required

 

Airport Transportation – There is the Treviso (TSF) airport that is an hour away (30 km) and services cheaper airlines like RyanAir.  However, the airport that you likely fly into is the Marco Polo (VCE), which services all major airlines and is 7 km away from the Lagoon.   You can take a Water Bus and arrive at your destination in just over an hour from Marco Polo.  Be careful which water bus you get on as they travel to different places based on their color.  You can also take a public bus or an express bus.  You can purchase tickets at self service kiosks. The land buses will run you about €9  round trip, as opposed to the water bus which will cost you around €2. The final option is a water taxi if you want to splurge. Plan to drop about €150 on this one – more if you’re dragging a bunch of luggage along with you. www.italylogue.com




Ground Transportation – There are three different types of transportation by boat in Venice: vaporetto, gondola, and traghetto. The vaporetto (€7-€10) is the equivalent of a city bus but on the water. The Gondola (€60-€100) is more used for scenic/touristic trips of the city. The traghettos (€1-€3)  are used to cross the Grand Canal when there isn’t a bridge conveniently to get across.  It is also a bit bigger than a gondola.  You can of course walk as well. http://actv.avmspa.it/

MY EXPERIENCE 

 

Pros – Great food, no cars, and tons of history. It is a very unique city and it is no pricier than most places in Italy so this a destination everyone should try to get to.

 

Cons –  This a city that has a reputation for love so if you’re going there in a group, solo, or just without a significant other you will likely feel like you need to do the city over again.  Being serenaded as I take a nighttime gondola with my buddy is not something I planned lol so needless to say that was skipped.  Venice can also be a bit crowded and can sometimes have a bad smell from the water.




 

My Experience –  Note to self, do not show up to a city at 3 a.m. in the morning without hotel especially when you do not know a bit of Italian.  I felt very proud of myself as I found $1 USD bus to take me from Florence to Venice. However, in my excitement, and also just me kind of forgetting, I did not bother to find a place to sleep for that night. Ummmm, bad idea lol.

 

First, I was dropped off at this desolate bus station at about 1:30 a.m. and about 10 of us got off the bus.  We all spoke different languages and didn’t know each other but we all had the same face of confusion, thinking where in the hell did this bus driver drop us off and where is Venice?!! After some dumbfounded looks, the entire group just decided to walk to see if we could find some form of civilization.

 

So at about 2 a.m. this caravan of lost travelers banded together and set out to find our way to the lost city of Venice (all with a smile on my face)

 

We made our trek up this huge hill to get out of the bus station and after about a mile of walking with our luggage we finally saw the city. Hallelujah !!!  However, that was not the end of it.  Remember, no hotel.  I literally walked up and down the dark, empty streets of Venice knocking on doors, trying to find hotel rooms that were at least reasonably priced.

 

Needless to say it was an adventure, but right at about 3 a.m., after walking  one too many bridges with my suitcase (quite a terrible experience), I found a matchbox of a place to stay in. I counted my blessings because I was lucky enough to find a place that had an AC!! I didn’t sleep the best that night but tomorrow was another day.  When I woke up it was a beautiful day and I got to explore the city, eat some of its great sea food and of course go to the Rialto Bridge.

 

 

 

I only spent a day in Venice, so I did not have as much time as I would have liked to explore.  However, I shared with you all the cool things I wish I have done in this guide.

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  1. msmena87
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    16 Oct 2017
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    This place was beautiful, I went with my boyfriend in February for my birthday trip, unfortunately I didn’t stay long enough. I had travel to London, Paris, Spain and Italy before coming here.. I stayed 2 days in each place and that wasn’t enough lol.. I would advise anyone to wear comfortable shoes, unlike myself I was trying to be cute and after taking a taxi boat from the airport to Venice I learned the hard way. The streets here are very rocking so you can only image me with heels and all my bags lol.. At night we walked the streets and boy was it beautiful. The streets are lit up and omg the food is so good.. I love pasta so this place was perfect for me. I will also add please pay attention to directions, it’s very easy to get lost.. lol Can’t wait to go back.

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    03 Oct 2017
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    A lot of history and good food!!!

  3. Lawrence
    17 Sep 2017
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    I really wished I got to explore Venice more but I was only there for one night. Be sure to see the Rialto Bridge but also find some way to make a trip to Burano. I always see instagram pictures of people there and regret that I did not know about this colorful city when I was there and that I also missed my opportunity to visit.

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