All you need to know before traveling to Venice like; what’s the best time to visit, how to get around the city and use the public.
Here are 16 essential Things To Know BEFORE You Go to VENICE
- The map of Venice: Venice is located in the Venetian Lagoon. The city of Venice lies in the center of the lagoon and is connected to the mainland by a road and train Cosway. The train station of santa lucia and parking lots are located northwest. This is usually your gateway to venice. Close to the station is the Venetian ghetto, one of the first Jewish ghettos in the world. The main waterway in Venice which runs through the city is called Grand Canal and here you can find the famous Venetian Palazzo, churches and the impressive Rialto Bridge, Saint Mark’s Square the center of Venice home – basilica de san marco the Campanile, a bell tower and the duchess palace is located southeast of rialto bridge. If you continue further east, you will find the venetian arsenal ancient shipyard and armory. And now one of the main venues of the venetian BNL islands in the venetian lagoon including renowned famous for venetian or murano glass colorful island of Burano – cello san mikelis cemetery island and others. The famous Venice International Film Festival takes place on Lido which separates the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. To get a better sense of the distance, a 1.3 mile long walk from santa lucia train station to st. Mark’s Square takes about 30 minutes.
- weather and climate: Venice has Mediterranean climate with four seasons and the temperatures range from 32 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. However, due to the nearby sea, the temperatures are usually not too low even in the winter the air is usually humid. Year-round rain is difficult to predict and the weather can change within a few hours. Spring offers moderate temperatures with lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s. Summers are hot and humid ranging from 60s to 90s. Weather in the fall is again more pleasant with temperatures ranging between the 40s and low 70s and the winter months are not extremely cold usually between 30s and low 50s. Unfortunately, Venice is sometimes flooded in fact this happens so often that the phenomenon has its own name acqua alta or high water in English. The risk of acqua alta gets higher in winter so make sure to check the weather forecast even when you’re in Venice.
- Best time to visit best time to visit Venice is between April and June, in the spring and September and October in the fall when the weather is cooler, but still pleasant to walk outside and the Hertz of tourists are gone. However, Venice is a popular destination year-round and there can be a lot of tourists visiting practically at any given day and since venice is known to hold special events such as the carnival in winter or the Venice International Film Festival in late summer if you are not planning to be there for these events make sure to check that you are not traveling on those dates since your recommendation will likely cost more.
- Venice entry fee from May 2019: Venice has introduced an entry fee for daily visitors. The entry fee for 2019 is fixed at 3 years and will eventually cost between 3 and 10 euros depending on the season. However, if you’re staying in vanish overnight you will be excluded from paying the entry fee, as you are already paying the tourist city tax with your hotel.
- Currency: The currency used in Venice is used in most European countries including Italy. At this time, one euro is worth approximately $1 and 13 cents. While most hotels stores and restaurants in Venice accept major credit cards. It is wise to always have some euros in your wallet.
- General information: Venice is an extraordinary city but with its uniqueness come all sorts of things one should know before traveling there unless you’re staying in a luxury hotel where your baggage is handled by someone else. Don’t bring heavy baggage as you will probably have to cross a few bridges before arriving at your hotel. You can also leave your baggage in certain areas such as the train station. Check the description for list of more locations, don’t feed the pigeons while pigeons are almost a symbol of Venice st. Mark’s Square, it is illegal to feed them, it is also illegal to eat on the walls canals or stairs as well as to swim in the canals. If you want to swim, Venice has its own Beach. On the outer side of Lido, public toilets will cost you money usually between one year and one year 50. If you visit bars restaurants or museums, toilets are usually free for the guests exploring. Venice can sometimes seem like walking in the labyrinth, however don’t panic. There were a lot of signs around town to get you unlost. Drinking water tap water in Venice is perfectly safe to drink. Additionally, drinking water is available for free at numerous water fountains spread out across Venice where you can fill up your water bottle and even save some money that way.
- Safety: Venice is generally a very safe destination so you normally shouldn’t be worried about specific areas to avoid or stink inside at night. However, typical for all major tourist destinations pay attention to pickpockets especially in the crowded areas close to major attractions. For emergency services, dial 1 1 2.
- Where to stay while stink anywhere in: Venice is an interesting experience. There are areas which will make your stay even more exciting. The best places to stay are the San Marco district stretching from st.Mark’s Square to the Accademia Bridge. This way, you will be located right in the historic center of Venice Costello where you will find many luxury hotels and nice bars and restaurants. San Paolo district located close to the Rialto Bridge and home to shops and bars selling the famous cicchetti a Venetian version of Spanish tapas dosoo duro. If you want to stay in the area with fashion boutiques and close to university or Canada job located close to the train station and the Jewish Guerra, but Venice is not too big but as long as you’re staying in centro storico or the historic center in english , major attractions are just minutes away. The average price for a hotel in Venice is 115 dollars of course you can get your accommodation for less than that. You can consider stink on the mainland. However, you will have to travel to Venice every day instead of being located close to all the major attractions.
- Transportation from and to the airport: Venice has two airports; Marco Polo the main airport located in the Venetian Lagoon and Trevizo Airport mostly used by low fare airlines such as Ryanair. To get to Venice from Marco Polo you can choose between the following options either airport, bus or a local bus usually departing every 30 minutes, a water bus which will take you directly to Venice. While train is an option we do not recommend it as you have to take a short bus ride to the station, you can also take a taxi or transfer which will cost you about 50 euros but since Venice has no roads they can only drop you off at piazza Roma next to santa lucia train station. However, if you take water taxi departing from the same location as the water bus you can arrive directly to your destination in Venice which is very convenient but also quite expensive. Anywhere between 100 and 150 euros, renting a car is more or less useless since you can drive in Venice unless of course you are planning to travel to other places in Italy as well. The visa Airport is located 25 miles. From Venice you can either take an ATV or bus which takes 70 minutes and drops you off the Italian Roma or brassy bus that drops you off at from captain arriving by train. In case you’re arriving to Venice by train you will arrive to santa lucia train station which is conveniently located on the outskirts of the historic center. Arriving by car; if you’re arriving to venice by car you will have to leave your car in one of the garages on the mainland or the island close to Santa Lucia’s station. Parking price is between 20 years and 30 years per day or even less. If you want to leave your car further inland and take a short bus ride to venice getting around the city the only transportation in Venice is on water it is even illegal to use bikes in Venice so be prepared to walk a lot. However, walking in Venice is rewarding since you can discover something exciting almost around every corner. Venice has a good public water transportation system called vaporetto. There are several lines and numerous stations check the description for links to the vaporetto map which is similar to Metro maps in bigger cities one way ticket for 75 minutes past 7 years 15 the 24-hour ticket is 20 and 48-hour vaporetto ticket is sturdy earnest you can always get a water taxi. The cost of water tax in Venice is 13 euros for the initial charge plus one year eighty per minute and of course Venice is best known for gondolas and iconic rowing boat that has been used for centuries while gondolas offer a wonderful romantic experience. They are certainly not cheap; a 40 minute ride costs anywhere from 80 euros during the day and over 100 euros during the night if you want to share a ride and save some money there’s an app that offers that service.
- Best apps to use in Venice: here is the list of useful apps to use; Wi-Fi map or Wi-Fi finder which helps you find Wi-Fi throughout Venice. Venice guide and offline city map offers in-depth travel content and popular attractions use Google Maps for Apple, maps for walking to the narrow streets and to tall houses they do not operate great but you we’ll certainly know which area you’re in. Google Maps also lets you download your map which is a great option if you don’t want to use your roaming. However, many people still prefer to use paper map in Venice a VM Vanetta official app is great for public transportation info including a trip planner and timetables. Google Maps and move it also offers applet information Hittite Venezia to check the timings and Heights of water in Venice in case of aqua aqua in mattel the italian weather app available in english or of course any other good weather app key share an app that connects travelers who want to share gondolas lagoon tours and water taxis in venice app taxi where you can book a water taxi WC Venice that helps you find public toilets in Venice it also lets you find drinking fountains TripAdvisor and Yelp for restaurants hotel museum or two reviews number seven Venice is crowded with limited space and narrow streets Venice can get very crowded especially during summer so be prepared to wait in lines in restaurants attractions etc.
- City tours: Walking tours of Venice park organized by professional tour guides who know a great deal about the city’s rich history legends etc and a great way to discover Venice, some providers even offer free walking tours of Venice. However, at the end of the tour it is recommended to give a donation of your choice to the tour guides.
- For the international travelers: if you’re coming from outside Europe or the UK you will probably need a special European power adapter to charge your phone and other devices. This is what the European power plug looks like. We recommend purchasing a power adapter before traveling to Venice in fact it is worth buying the adapter for the entire world so that you can use it in other countries too. You can purchase the prepaid SIM card to access internet on your phone with one of the carriers like team or Vodafone in one of their stores. In Venice however be prepared to show your passport and fill documentation as it is required by the Italian law if you’re from the US you can consider using Google file. Alternatively, you can consider renting pocket Wi-Fi.
- For food and drinks Venice offers some great restaurants we suggest using Yelp or TripAdvisor to find a nearby place with good reviews; try to avoid sitting down in the restaurants next to major attractions. Many times you can find a much better price quality ratio restaurants a street or two away from the main locations same with bars for instance, a cappuccino just around the corner from st. Mark’s Square cost us only one year of fifty there also some great fast food pasta places like the Morrow’s where you can get at delicious pasta to go for just seven euros Tipping in Venice is not mandatory however most places will charge you a cover charge for sitting down or what is called Co pepper in Italian usually a couple of euros per person and in some cases also the service charge on top usually around 10% of the bill, you can also buy something to eat or drink in a grocery store, you can use Google Maps or a similar app to locate one near you or you can even buy fresh fruits at a local street market.
- Venice City Pass: Venice offers a city pass called magnesia única where you can save some money if you’re planning to visit several museums and other attractions and want to skip the line at some locations. With vanetti unica City Pass you also don’t need any printed tickets and you can use your phone instead. Venezia Annika works with the AVM Vinnitsa official app that we described before you can even choose a city Paris that combines attractions and public transportation.
- Famous events: Venice is home to several world famous events. The venetian carnival takes place every year 40 days before easter. Venetian carnival has a long tradition and is probably one of the world’s most extravagant masquerades. The Biennale is a prominent international art exhibition organized every two years held over the course of several months. In addition to the Biennale of Art Venice hosts the Biennale of architecture and other similar events. The Venice International Film Festival is one of the most recognized film festivals in the world attracting celebrities from all around the globe.
- Best views of the city: for the best views of Venice visited least one of the following locations company lady san marco located on st. Mark’s Squarewith the highest observation deck in Venice the ticket costs 8 euros san giorgio maggiore a small island located opposite st. Mark’s Square – the code a Tedeschi rooftop terrace on top of Rialto Bridge and ponte de l’académie palazzo Contarini del buffalo skyline and a rooftop bar with great panoramic views and other interesting locations a mobile-friendly PDF document has been created so that you can store offline on your phone covering top 10 major attractions in Venice including maps, links opening hours and other information plus 10 additional attractions so that you can avoid the hassle and stress when you’re in Venice get yours for a symbolic price.