Is Venice the most beautiful city in the world? We’re not sure but it definitely comes pretty close. If you’re thinking about going around Italy anytime during the summer, you really need to add Venice to your list. The romantic charm of Venice has been marred by modern development over the years, but there’s there a lot of appreciate about this old city.
You need to make sure that if you go during the summer time, you really want to make sure that you are protecting yourself accordingly. Venice can be pretty hot. IF you really don’t want to go during the summer, we suggest making a Spring Break type trip to Venice. This means that there won’t be so many tourists and you’ll be able to get a lot more accomplished on your own than you might expect.
If you want to get around the city of Venice, a boat trip is definitely the preferred method. You can get around pretty easily, especially because there are no cars. Everything is done on the water, with plenty of water buses and water taxes. If you’re going to go to Venice for a while, you really want to make sure that you go with the water buses rather than the taxis. It’s a lot less expensive.
Even if you don’t want to take the boats, you going to be able to walk just about anywhere that you want to go. However, you really need to make sure that you pace yourself. It’s far too easy to wear yourself out and be unable to push yourself to see anyone of the city.
It’s going to take some time to get used to Venice, but it’s really wroth it.
While you’re on foot, you can soak in all of the different sites. If you are a fan of viewing old churches, you might want to make sure that you get a church pass. This will get you into the churches that actually charge a fee.
Museums are also a way of life here — there are plenty of museums to choose from, and you might find yourself looking for the best one. There’s just so many to choose from, and they’re covered by a multi-entry ticket. We like the Correr Museum and the Doge’s Palace above all, but there’s also the La Fenice Theater that contains old history.
As you can see, this is definitely a city where you can check out a lot of older sights and sounds, as well as getting in a lot of outside time. Make sure that you don’t try to wear yourself out.
We really like the Rialto Bridge, which also features the farmer’s market on the west side. The farmer’s market can help you get a lot of fresh and interesting food, grown from around the region. If you’re interesting in “local food” movements, this is definitely where you want to be.
When it comes time to really figure out what you want to do, you have to check out the Voga Longa if you can. It’s a marathon run on water, where competitions have to row 32km under 3.5 to receive a certificate of attendance. However, if you have a human-powered vessel you can compete. Yet you really want to make sure that you have a solid background in rowing. It’s very intense and definitely not for beginner’s at all. So if you really want to make sure that you’re pushing yourself to the limit, you can definitely compete. However, if you know that this is not going to be something that’s within your specialties, you really need to just watch the competition.
Seeing Venice at sunset on the water bus is worth doing, no matter what it costs. You have to get pictures of everything!
A gondola ride is worth doing, especially if you’re a couple on holiday. It’s truly romantic and it’s a scene that the gondoliers are very used to. Make sure that you bargain with the operator because they are used to getting as much money as possible out of the tourists that want the gondola rides.
Shopping is a pastime in Venice, and there’s plenty of shopping to do. You really can find just about anything that you want there; it’s just a matter of spending the time looking for it.
The residents of Venice tend to sleep early, so you’re not going to find a lot of nightlife to choose from. This means if you really don’t want to do too much nightlife you can just stay in your hotel or apartment rental.
Tourists love getting the hand-made paper and Carnival masks. These items can be pricey, but if you have to have them, they are definitely worth it.
Venice isn’t known for great restaurants, as the food is much too simple for most foodies to take seriously. However, a lot of people find that great food is often simple food, so you will definitely find something that interests you. Of course, if you’re craving American-style Italian food, you might be in luck — there’s plenty of that around the tourist area of San Marco.
You also need to make sure that you aren’t going to your restaurant on the low price — many menus might be based on weight, which means that you could end up paying a lot more than what you expected.
You also need to make sure that you go with the flow. Cafes serve lunch to patrons while they stand up — it’s a great way to not only blend in with the locals, but you get good food at a cheap price.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll find plenty of ice cream to go around — it’s just a matter of working around long enough.
Staying a hotel is good, and you’ll find plenty of hotels across a wide variety of budgets. It’s just important to make sure that you’re really looking around as much as possible for the deal that’s going to be right for you. Why not check it out today?
That’s right — the time is right to start planning for a holiday to Venice. Even though it’s a little early, there’s no reason why you can’t start figuring out when you want to go. If you know that you want to take a good holiday somewhere, you probably already have the money saved up. Life is too short not to travel at least a little bit.
Why not make sure that you look into everything early? Who knows — maybe you might bring a few friends that will help you have a great time while you’re in Venice. There’s really only one way to find out, you know!