Venice Tourism, Italy

Visit Venice - Best of Venice

Venice or Venezia (in Italy), the name itself gives a feeling of romance and mystery. Right from being the perfect romantic weekend getaways to traveler’s home who are in search of the history of Italy, Venice is beautiful in its own way. Though the city is said to be famous for canals and gondolas which attracts nearly 20 billion visitors in a year, but it has lot more to offer than you expect. Its Venetian red paintings, bohemian nature and of course the red wines – has made Venice a strong competitor for Paris.

Famously built on 117 tiny islands, Venice is linked by more than 150 canals and 400 bridges. Probably this fact has made the city earn the title ‘The city of Water’. But geography says that the city is actually sinking as water levels rise every year. Hence, before any such mishap happens, visit this marvelous city.

A look on its map will show that the center of Venice is divided into six quarters (sestieri) – Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, Sam Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce. On any given summer day, you will find hundreds of Europeans flocking Venice for short breaks, reveling in its magnificent tourist attractions and awe-inspiring scenery.

Venice enjoyed a long history as a powerful trading post before being eclipsed by other cities and nations. However, today its art, historical buildings and museums has strongly remained as a remarkable treasure trove. Take an unforgettable walking tour of Venice that will unravel the beauty of this amorous town and show you why it truly deserves the title of one of the best cities in the world. Each one of you should visit Venice at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Venice.

Venice Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Venice tips for your visit

Essnential Information: 

  • Beware of pickpocketers.
  • Try to carry backpack as Venice has many small lanes in which walking with suitcase is extremely difficult.
  • Time Zone – CEST (Central European Time)
  • Currency – Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity and Internet – 220-240 volts; primary socket type is Italian, Europlug. Free Wi-Fi access is available in hotels and some regions of the city.
  • Languages – Venetian is their official language. However, other languages like French and Spanish are also spoken.
  • Security – Fire service: 115, Police: 112, Ambulance: 118, European emergency: tel. 112.
  • Tourist traps - Be aware of individuals dressed in traditional Venetian clothes who always try to influence you for the gondola ride.  Avoid falling trap of the seller who try to sell fake handbags.
  • Off-beaten Path – Explore the backstreets or canals of Venice to see the best places of the city.
  • Tipping – If you are using public restroom, be sure to tip the cleaner seating outside by giving 20 cents - 1€. Tips for checkroom attendants are around EUR 50/ person, restroom attendant – EUR 20 – 30(more in expensive hotels).
  • Customs – Photography is strictly prohibited in the churches.  If you are participating in the Carnival of Venice, wearing mask is a must.

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Facts and Stats for Venice*

  • Pollution Statistics in Venice

    Know the pollution level of Venice before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 60.71 (High)
  • Venice: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Venice for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Venice.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.53 (High)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 23.75 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.47 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Venice - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Venice is 140.25 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.47 (High)
    • Climate Index 82.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.55 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Venice

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Venice

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 106.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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