5 Top Tips For Visiting Venice

Sunday, 11 June 2017

In April 2017, my Mum, my Nana and I went to venice to celebrate my birthday and we had a the best time. I wrote a blog post about all the things we got up to, and what I’d recommend doing if you were to travel to venice. But for todays post, I thought i’d talk you through some tips and tricks if you’re planning on visiting Venice. 

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1. Use The Vaporetto
The vaporetto is the water bus. It’s basically the tube but in boat form rather than underground. It’s pricey but it’s definitely worth it if you want to get around venice quickly, and see certain sights. However I’d only recommend using it for 1 or 2 days not the whole trip because venice is best seen on foot. But it’s necessary if you’re wanting to visit the venetian islands of murano and burn.

2. Drink Prosecco
It’s delicious for one, and it’s so cheap. Prosecco was originally from venice so it’s fitting that it should be your drink of choice for your trip. Buy a bottle to keep in your hotel room- we bought a bottle for a little over €2!!!! from a co-op.

3. Walk 
The best way to see venice is on foot, it’s true what they all say. We saw more of venice on our last two days then the whole of the trip because we just set off in one direction and started walking. It was perfect. 

4. Budget And Then Add Some
Venice is not cheap, it’s no surprise. We thought we took plenty of money but we ended up getting out about €200 extra, each! So we probably had about €400/500 for the trip. We were there 5 days. Breakfast was included at our hotel and we only had 1 ‘posh’ meal a day. The thing that cost the most was the transport. So make sure you take extra if you’re planning on using the vaporetto, water taxi’s and don’t forget about airport transfers! 

5. Share a Gondola 
It would be practically criminal to not have a gondola ride whilst in venice. But they’re between €80/€100 depending on what time of day you go. If there’s only 2 of you, and you don’t mind sharing then it’s worth asking the people behind you in the queue if they fancy hopping in the same gondola? They’re plenty big enough for about 6 people and that would half the cost! Unless you’re wanting it to be super romantic then it’s definitely worth it, you could save €40!

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Have you ever been to Venice? I’d love to know! 
With Love; 
Em x

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