Book Venice tours online by handpicked operators and grab the best deals and discounts on isango! 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. 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.
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.
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Best time to visit
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 marvellous misty mystique of the lagoon city at this time of year more than makes up for it.
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 are best explored on walking tours.
When considering what to do in Venice, a famous gondola ride around the canals is a must.
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 visitors safety is rarely compromised. Special sirens sound for if flooding waters.