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Travelling to Venice, Italy

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Widely known for its wonderful gondola ride through the Grand Canal; there are various incredible things to do in Venice. From its gorgeous canals and historic buildings, to the mesmerizing Venetian beads and artful lifestyle, Venice has so much to offer. Venice is a floating city in Italy, consisting a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Garden islands and lagoon produced high-quality seafood like no other. Head to the outer islands to find the most photogenic (and instagrammable) places in Venice.

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Venice Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You will not be charged a penny if you're hanging out in Piazza San Marco Square or crossing the Rialto Bridge. You will have to pay some admission tickets to enter the rest attractions though you can always do it online to avoid the hassles. By booking or purchasing your ticket online, you can directly access the attraction without waste your time waiting in line especially during peak seasons.

How To Get Around?

Venice is a city of water canals, while you can get around from one attraction to another on foot, you can always hiring a boat or Vaporetto boats. You're in Venice, so might as well explore the water canals with a boat, right?

What Should I Wear?

People of Venice are generally laid back and you can wear almost any clothes feel comfortable for you. You can get dressy a little bit by wearing much more fashion-forward outfits. However, keep in mind that you'll have to wear modest clothes when you're visiting churches. That means you can't go inside St. Mark's Basilica in tank top, you'll have to wear shoulder-covering blouse and trousers at the least.

Venice Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The most enjoyable way to enjoy Venice is when the canal city is not clogged with tourists! So, be sure to mark your calendar on September to November the low season in this beautiful city. There will be few tourists in sight and most top attractions will be much more quiet and peaceful. Don't forget to bring a warm jacket though!

Currency

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Will I Need a Guide?

You will need a guide, especially when you don't speak Italian language because English isn't a daily language used by the locals. Booking a guide give you another advantage though, can save you much time to cut the queue or even make your journey much more interesting because they knew so many hidden gems and stories about their place.

How To Get There?

Getting to Venice from international countries can be done by taking international flights to Marco Polo airport which is the closest to central Venice, while for the low-cost airlines will landing on Treviso airport. From Treviso, it will take 70 minutes from Piazzale Roma to the Central Venice by bus. Tourists from cities nearby Venice can take trains or boats to reach Venice.

Additional Info

Venice is a city where Google Maps won't be much helpful when you're lost. But even if you do, don't panic! Chances are you might find some interesting places hidden from the crowds. Venice is a great place to be lost.