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. [Read more…]