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Marble palaces, exquisite canal passages, and picture-perfect piazzas; welcome to the enchanting floating city of Venice. A labyrinth of islands strung together by stone alleys, bridges, and the odd town square, Venice gives travelers a chance to get truly lost and enjoy it. With Venice tours and tickets, you can explore the stunning architecture, art galleries, beautiful canals, and rich history of the ‘City of Canals, A city tethered to its past, discover the charms of Venice and visit its museums, churches, and piazzas. A city built on water, Venice uses its unique location to its advantage, its garden islands and aquaculture the base for a thriving foodie scene where fresh produce and ancient Venetian spices rule.
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Our tips for Venice

  • Dig in. After a long day of Venice sightseeing, Cicheti, the city’s version of tapas, is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Tasting the city’s fresh lagoon seafood is also a must.
  • Get lost. This medieval city’s streets were thrown together with no clear rhyme or reason. Embrace the confusion and don’t fret if you get led astray, experiencing the dead ends and bridges to nowhere are all part of the fun.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Going for a long stroll is one of the best things to do in Venice. Seeing this city on foot is idyllic, so be sure to dress your feet for both style and comfort. A good pair of flat shoes will be your best friend when hopping on and off boats, too.

Good to know

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region and is made of over 100 small islands which are connected by canals and bridges. The name Venice is derived from ‘Veneti’ people who used to inhabit the area around the 10th century BC. Venice has also earned nicknames like ‘City of Water’, ‘City of Masks’, ‘La Dominante’, and ‘The Floating City.’ The lagoon is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The canals of the city are also referred to as the ‘streets. 

Venice has been sinking for years and works are underway to restore and preserve its brilliant architecture. The city experiences a flooding phenomenon each year known as acqua alta which occurs due to the change in tidal waves of the Adriatic Sea. The famous St. Mark's Square is one of the largest public squares in the world and is home to prominent landmarks like t. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Venice?
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    Avoid the most hectic tourist times by visiting in November. This autumn season of fog and acqua alta (tidal flooding) may make gumboots a requirement on your trip, but the marvelous misty mystique of the lagoon city at this time of year more than makes up for it. If you are on a budget, you can visit during the winter months.

  • Q: How do I reach Venice?
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    You can reach Venice by train, car or plane. Venice Marco Polo Airport is the nearest airport. From there, you can fetch a taxi to reach the city center. Different trains are available that will take you to the Venice Santa Lucia station. Also, keep in mind that cars are not allowed in Venice’s city center. So, you will have to rely on a taxi or water bus.

  • Q: How do I get around Venice?
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    For day-to-day travel, opt for a ferry. The city’s ferry systems are extensive, run regularly, and are a cheap way of getting from A to B in a hurry. A water taxi may be your best bet for getting around in good time but can be expensive. The maze of alleys and cobblestone streets is best explored on walking tours. When considering what to do in Venice, a famous gondola ride around the canals is a must.

  • Q: What is the local currency in Venice?
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    The local currency in Venice is the Euro (EUR).

  • Q: What are some must-see sights in Venice?
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    Venice has several iconic attractions such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You can also take a gondola ride to soak in the picturesque views of the city and its beautiful canals.

  • Q: Any tips for staying safe in Venice?
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    Most crimes that take place in Venice are theft related. Look out for pickpockets and be sure to keep your valuables close, especially in areas with a lot of tourist traffic. Acqua alta (tidal flooding) occurs a few times each year. Local authority’s quick response times and the raising of temporary walkways means visitor safety is rarely compromised. Special sirens sound for if flooding waters. For assistance in an emergency, call 112.

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