Venice Italy, Veneto

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  • Romantic (3913)
  • Sightseeing (2469)
  • History (2089)
  • Culture (1954)
  • Architecture (1759)
  • Art (1657)
  • Shopping (1535)
  • Food (1516)
  • Monuments (1191)
  • Walking (1117)

How can you enjoy the sights in Venice while avoiding the crowds?

Renate, Australia

1 day ago Report

We initially looked around St Marks Square at night and it is less crowded and you can still see/take photos of the square. We then went back in the day to see the square again in the daylight. The water buses are always busy so be prepared. Try to travel light as getting to and from your hotel on a crowded water bus is not an adventure for the faint-hearted. Make sure you walk on the left of the pavement especially down the alleyways otherwise it confuses everyone!

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Venice?

Anonymous, Unknown location

24 days ago Report

Best places I visited: Academia, Palazzo Ca d'Or, Fortuny Museum, Frari Church, the three Palladio churches, Murano. I missed Torcello which I'm told has better Byzantine mosaics than you can see in Istanbul.

Some say romance is dead; how does Venice prove them wrong?

Cristina, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Been in Venice 4 times and still can surprise me. Was my husband 1st time , he love it and already booked another one for next year but this time with our kids. It's extremely romantic, with the gondolas , ancient churches and streets and even in such busy city like Venice you can find a quiet spot and listen ...simply like that. Love Venice.

What is it in Venice that makes history come to life?

Georgia, Australia

17 days ago Report

It is just how you imagine it from the stories, pictures and movies. It's a humble city on the water where they hold onto their traditions and instead of tearing things down and building new they take the time to restore. It really does feel like you're stepping into an old world full of character and charm.

Why do you recommend Venice for food?

Donna, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Bad food experiences are common, avoid places that only have pictures of what they sell on the wall outside. Go for something in the back streets and ask for recommendations and help in ordering if you are not sure what you want.

What's the best way to make the most of Venice by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

22 days ago Report

Get away from tourist attractions. The prettiest areas in Venice are the areas with local atmosphere. Download detailed digital map on your phone or tablet because as the hard copy maps are really not helpful.

Why do people say Venice can be seen best by foot?

Georgia, Australia

17 days ago Report

You discover more and getting lost in the little streets is part of the fun. You're never far from where you need to be and every street's a winner so get lost and fall in love with the unique homes, canals, boats, bridges, historical architecture and lovely people. There are flowers everywhere which add colour and a homey feel. Walking is also much cheaper than the water taxis & gondola rides are so expensive it's definitely a 'touristy' do it once to experience it
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Is there more to shopping in Venice than just brand-name stores?

Sonia, Australia

7 days ago Report

San Marco basilica is amazing, definetly take the opportunity to go inside. Walking through the streets is fun as you end up getting lost & finding another part of Venice. It's also fun watching (& riding) on the gondolas, it is very relaxing.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Venice.

Annette, United States of America

16 days ago Report

There are shops and shops and shops and shops. Watch your prices as the same handbag can vary as much as 20 euro between stores. Only get genuine murano glass (buy from a store that is certified), since the knockoffs from China are good, watch that the handbags and shoes are made in Italy before you purchase. You can get good gelato for 1 - 1,5 euro per scoop and the consistently best tasting ones were the fruit flavors. Watch the prices when you eat: there is one set of prices for sitting down (price may or may not include an additional cover charge), another one for take out and frequently another set for eating at a "bar" while standing.

Why is the atmosphere in Venice something people rave about?

Artem, Latvia

11 days ago Report

Almost all of the people you meet in Venice are tourists (except of local staff). It is quite interesting, so you always can ask any random guy on English, like "where are you from"

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Venice?

Georgia, Australia

17 days ago Report

There is art for everyone here. From street art at the markets, humble galleries with beautiful water colour/oil paintings to purchase, to modern art viewing in the museums. A great mix of historical to new.

What kind of boating is Venice best for?

James, France

15 hours ago Report

Take a ride along the grand canal or the vaporetto to one of the many islands.

What seafood experience in Venice is still on your mind?

Georgia, Australia

17 days ago Report

I'm not usually a big fan of mussels or clams but I loved them in Venice - very generous servings and the tasty sauces are to die for!
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Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Venice start with?

Keith, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

St Marks Bascilla, The Doges Palace and any of the magnificent churches throughout Venice.
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Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Venice.

Dallas, New Zealand

21 days ago Report

the Doges Palace.The basilica.So many museums and galleries.The rialto market area.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Venice.

Lisa, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Exploring the city, have tea in restaurants with live music playing in the background

What is it about the people in Venice that makes them so watchable?

Scott, United States of America

23 days ago Report

People are from all over the world, many visiting for the day before or after cruises, some go for romantic getaways (nice to see).

What effect did the scenery in Venice have on you?

Julia Anne
Julia Anne, Ireland

10 days ago Report

I have been to Venice many times because of the beauty of the city

Which spot is best for taking photos in Venice?

Suzanne, Netherlands

5 days ago Report

San toma bridge or dell academia bridge

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Venice?

Anonymous, Unknown location

15 hours ago Report

There's very good classical music concerts in Venice, and around St. Marks square there's lots of street musicians that are amazing.

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