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Travel Tips Every Venice Visitor Should Know

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Italy, from all over the world. Italy is a beautiful country, which is rich in culture, great food, and interesting history.

It’s always best to do some research before you travel and find out the best tips and things to do in the place your going to.

Keep reading to learn more about our travel tips every Venice visitor should know.

About Venice

Venice is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. It is a beautiful city that visitors love to explore and can do so mostly on foot. Venice is known as a floating city, which is built on 118 small islands which are all separated by canals and linked by iconic bridges.

There are no roads in Venice, just canals, which makes it the perfect place for tourists looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy European cities. Venice is home to impressive architecture, including buildings inspired by the Renaissance and the Gothic era.

It is estimated that 20 million tourists visit Venice each year, a number which is constantly rising.

Everything Tourists Need to Know About Venice

If you’re thinking of visiting Italy’s 11th largest city on your next holiday, then here’s everything you need to know about the beautiful city.

Tip 1

“Touristy areas of Venice, such as San Marco and Rialto get very busy, especially in the height of the summer,” says Giuseppina Rabito, a travel expert from, “so if these sights are high up on your to do list, make sure you visit them on times when they are less busy. For example, early mornings or late evenings.”

Our suggestion is to use the City of Venice’s tourist tool to predict how busy the city will be on the days you are planning to visit the main tourist attractions.

Tip 2

Speaking of business, find local eateries and restaurants which are off the beaten track. There’s a vast selection of places to eat impeccable Italian food in Venice, however the ones in the main touristy areas can sometimes get quite busy.

You’ll also save a lot of money if you choose places to eat which are out of the way. The food is still delicious and you get a little bit of a quieter and more relaxed experience.

Tip 3

Be wary of pickpockets and thieves. As with all major tourist cities, Venice is subject to pickpocketing. Make sure you’re always aware of your surroundings.

There are many ways in which you can ensure your safety and the safety of your possessions while you’re exploring the city. A good way to stay safe is to keep your possessions on your person at all times, don’t leave your bag unattended. Another good way to keep safe is to securely put away your money and valuables. And remember to leave your passport, and any money you don’t need during the day in the safe at your hotel.