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What You Should Know More About Venice

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Do not trust the strangers blindly.

    ·         Make sure you are always alert and aware.

    ·         Do not go to secluded places alone in the night.

    ·         Make sure you have a map handy whenever you are traveling to a new destination.

    ·         Do not drink more than you can handle.

    ·         Make sure you avoid traveling alone in the hidden trails.

    ·         If needed, hire a guide. Make sure that the guide hired by you is only from a registered agency.

    ·         Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals here.

    ·         Make sure you follow the traffic rules of the country if you have rented a vehicle.

    ·         If you are traveling in a public transport, do ensure that you have negotiated the fare before traveling.

    ·         Never film or shoot in any public place without taking a legal permission.

    ·         Keep touts at bay.

    ·         Do not be rude to any local or co travelers.

    ·         Make sure you conduct yourself in the best manner possible.

     

  • Drinking Law

    In Venice the legal age for consumption of liquor is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    St. Mark's Basilica


    St. Mark's Basilica is one of the best-known church of the Venice. It is one of the most well recognized in the world. Originally regarded as the Doge's private chapel, the church is decorated with Byzantine art treasures that are a quintessential part of the booty which was brought back by the Venetian ships post the decline of Constantinople. The golden backed mosaic pictures parched above the doorway on the façade that only presents the artist side of mosaics inside where about 4240 sq. m of the gold mosaic sprawl over the walls and domes. Together these set a variant Byzantine tone on its lofty interior however you can also spot treasures from the other periods which also includes the later mosaics that were crafted by Tintoretto and Titian – the two names that you’ll hear all round the city. This masterpiece of fine architecture is undoubtedly, the most fascinating place to see in Venice. 


    St. Mark's Square


    St. Mark’s Square is the largest square of Venice. The vast expanse of this square is nicely brought together which more or less looks almost intimate given its elegant and uniform architecture on all the three end. However, more than being architecturally magnificent, the St. Mark's Square is also loved as the Venice’s living room which is the place where everybody meets, goes on long strolls, drinks coffee, meets friends, communicates with tour guides, stops to chat or just passes through on their way to play or work. Three side are framed in arcades beneath which lies fashionable shops and the even more fashionable cafés. Shopping and chilling are the two fun things to do here.


    Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) and Bridge of Sighs


    Visitors who come to Venice for sightseeing once happened to step under the façade of this captivating palace. They just couldn’t help but be impressed by both the size and the finesse of its architecture. In case they were received inside by the Doges, the impression on them would only get firmer as the entry would be made via the Porta della Carta which happens to be the finest example of the Venetian Gothic at its height and further escalated the gold vaulted Scala d'Oro and the monumental Scala dei Giganti. You can find some of the finest works by the Venetian giants such as Tintoretto whose oil painting, Paradise was immensely popular all around the world. You cannot visit the palace on public tours, however, private tours to the palace are available. It is basically a walk across the Bridge of Sighs to the dark cells of Prigioni. Prigioni is majorly a prison from where the Casanova made his escape. 


    Canale Grande (Grand Canal)


    Another great tourist attraction in Venice is the Grand Canal. Passing through the heart of

    the city, it is a massive reverse S-curved canal that is considered to be the principal boulevard through the city. The canal serves as a vital connect between the Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco as well as the stoppage points of the rail station and the bridge to its mainland.   

  • What you will like there?


    EVERY CANAL AND GONDOLA THAT YOU WOULD ENCOUNTER:


    Canals and Gondola is indeed one reason to make you fall in love with Venice. Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations of Italy. Its intricate networks of gondolas and canals that you can spot all round the city, is something which amplifies the romantic charm of the city and gives it a unique ambience that is enjoyed by the tourists. One of the best ways to spend your holidays here is taking a tour to the Grand Canal. When you ride on the water bus of Venice, you can capture in your heart and mind the beauty of the city. You can also take a vaporetto leading you to the Grand Canal tour. . Enjoy the magnificent sights all along the way and marvel at the remarkable buildings here. You can also show your love for shopping by getting your hands on the finest grade of Veneto wines, cheese and savoury spreads from the markets in the vicinity.


    ARCHITECTURE OF VENICE:


    Architecture of Venice is incomparable and unique given that it is a fine amalgam of Renaissance, Byzantine and Gothic style of architecture. Tourists visiting the place are often spell bound to see that the entire city has been built on the stilts. Some of the buildings that define the rich architecture of Venice include Palazzo Ducale and Marco Basilica. A must see sightseeing attraction here is St. Mark’s Basilica which is one of the most beautiful churches of the city. The church looks beautiful mainly because of the marble pillars in a variety of colours as well as the large onion domes. Mosaics from floor to ceiling also look charming and is sure to leave you captivated. Within the basilica, you can spot several small museums that you would definitely love to explore. You can find yourself lost in the intricate maze of the streets and alleys of Venice that you’ll probably need a map to come off it. However, getting lost in the city so beautiful is a fun in its own regard. 


    ST. MARK’S SQUARE AT NIGHT, WHEN IT IS EMPTY:


    St. Mark square of Venice is cramped with people all round the day. In order to catch a glimpse of it, it is recommended for you to head to it past midnight, when it is mostly empty. Soak in the ethereal beauty o the city and you’ll in no time fall in love with Venice. To experience this, you ought to spend at least one night in the city. The opulent ambience at the St. Mark’s place will leave you delighted.


    URANO GLASS:


    Once in Venice one of the best place to see is Murano Island. The glass makers from here have shifted their base to Venice. Popular majorly for the glassware and glass art, the glass makers come up with a fine variety of dazzling, colourful and intricate glass art pieces, glass utensils and jewellery. Many people come from around the world, only to see this art of glass making. Seeing the glass makers performing glass sculptures can also get really entertaining. Located in the Venice lagoon, Murano is the closest island to the city and can be visited easily. To reach here you can either book a boat or catch a vaporetto. Walking past the streets of the island, you can spot a number of glass studios. This will definitely be one enriching and thrilling experience for you to enjoy.


    ATTEND THE HAPPENING VENICE CARNIVAL:


    Love attending events, social gatherings and parties, the Venus Carnival will definitely leave you delighted. This happening carnival usually takes place in February. A number of tourists from around the globe come here to attend this carnival. Usually conducted in the month of February, the carnival is a must visit for all. It lasts for two weeks and a number of parades, ceremonies, costume balls, festivals and masquerades can be found in the city during this time. To best enjoy the wonderful culture of Venice, it is a must for you to visit the carnival during the happening of the Venice Carnival.

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  • When is the best time to visit Venice?

    The best time to visit Venice would be between September and November, but the time frame in which one wants to go to any place varies with variable personal preferences. Here is a month to month itinerary of a year in Venice:

    •    September to November: the city is emptied of the throngs of the crowds, and sightseeing is a lot easier. The weather might be slightly chilly, but there’s nothing that woolens cannot cure.
    •    December to February: the temperature drops a great deal, and Carnevale is right around the corner, so loads of masked participants will be roaming the streets.
    •    March to May: Voga Longa is celebrated, and the temperature rises slightly, giving off a cool effect, with everything defrosting.
    •    June to August: the tourist season starts, the canals smell, the bugs start eating, and the people overload. All in all, the is summer is on full blast and visiting Venice during this time would be a waste.

  • How to reach Venice?

    There are a number of ways to reach Venice, all exceedingly comfortable. Here is an individual listing of the modes of transport that can be used to reach Venice:

    •    By Air: Marco Polo International Airport lies at a distance of about 8 km, and is the nearest airport. But, the Treviso Airport provides people with less expensive deals, because it caters to low-cost airlines generally.
    •    By Bus: Piazzale Roma is the official bus stop of the city, and bus routes coming in from all over the country somehow end up looking beautiful in Venice, suitable for road trips.
    •    By Train: Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station is the main station of the city serving as the pathway for locomotives coming in from several cities and going to several ones too. The other railway station tucked away in the mainland is  Venezia Mestre Railway Station, which also connects many cities of Italy with Venice.
    •    By Cruise Ships, ferries: these services are available for people who don’t want to go for the aforementioned modes transport.

  • What are the things to do in Venice?

    The things to do in Venice are many, the varied amount of sightseeing spots, the crowds, the gardens all add up to a number of activities that can be done in Venice:

    •    Tour Doge’s Palace
    •     Admire the Ca’ Rezzonico Palace and Museum
    •    Bend a knee at St. Mary of the Friars Church
    •    Try some pastries at Pasticceria Tonolo
    •    Check out the view from Ca’ d’Oro’
    •    Taste the Rabbit Terrine of Ai Mercanti
    •    Pray for your loved ones at Basilica of St. Mary
    •    Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli has to be seen
    •    Taste some food at Rosticceria Gislon
    •    Give yourself an ice cream treat at Suso Gelatoteca

  • What is the local food of Venice? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    The city of Venice provides people with a huge number of delicacies to taste. The local food is generally so tasty because the chefs there put all their heart, soul and passion into cooking. The best local food options in Venice are:

    •    Sarde in Saor
    •    Risi e Bisi
    •    Scampi Alla veneziana
    •    Bigoli in salsa
    •    Capirossi a Chota do
    •    Scarpetta con polenta
    •    Carpaccio
    •    Fritole Venetian
    •    Bacalà Manteca
    •    Pincia

    This food being as tasty it is, the entire credit going to the chefs would be unfair because the only way there is tasty food id if the quality of the ingredients is good. Venice specializes in that skill. The best places to enjoy this food are:

    •    Malibran
    •    Alla Veneziana
    •     Ristorante Upupa
    •    Osteria Al Cason
    •    Oltre il Giardino
    •     Osteria Plip
    •    Cantina Do Spade
    •     Casa Bonita
    •    Al Timon
    •    Rosticceria Gislon

  • What is the best public transport to commute around Venice?

    Despite having a considerable amount of walking space, Venice cannot be called a very trafficked up city, because there are no locomotives on the roads, simply because there are hardly any roads. People generally commute via foot or water traffic. The best public transport to commute around Venice is:

    By foot: generally free, when exploring the city, this is the only mode of transport, so no expectations of going from one place to another very quickly can be entertained

    By Vaporetti: boating over the waters of the city is a lot less time consuming and convenient, though the ride can be slightly rocky what with all the extra passengers piling in.

    By Traghetti: a cheaper version of vaporetti, which ferries over the Great Canal at the price of only half a euro, can be slightly scary, but advised to people who like the slight thrill of adventure.

    By water taxis: the Venetian alternative version of a taxi, is slightly more expensive than the regular ones and water taxis can be hired temporarily.

  • What is the local language in Venice and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    As friendly as Venetians are, not being able to talk or communicate with them, their friendliness would be going to waste. Despite having a small amount of English speaking population, most of the city speaks the local language. Here are the very basic parts of speech for non-Italian speaking people:

    •    Good Morning/ Good Afternoon: Bondi
    •    Good Evening: Bona Sera
    •    Good Night: Bona Note
    •    Yes: Si
    • No: No

  • Which are the best shopping places in Venice and what are they famous for?

    Even though the sentiment of shopping varies from place to place, from person to person, a homely city such as Venice would make you want to shop for your friends’ and families. The best shopping places in Venice and what are they famous for:

    •    Nativity scenes at Naples
    •    Leather in Florence at San Lorenzo Market
    •    Marionettes at Palermo
    •    Silk at Como
    •    Glassware in Murano at Murano
    •    Woodwork at Trentino-Alto Adige
    •    Ceramics at Vietri Sul Mare

  • Which are the famous places to visit in Venice?

    The mind boggling amount of beautifully architected buildings give Venice too much of fame and beauty. The very famous,  well-known are spread out all over the city, and sometimes are difficult to cover. The best places to visit in Venice are:

    •    St. Mark’s Basilica
    •    Doge’s Palace
    •    Grand Canal
    •    St. Mark’s Square
    •    Bridge of Sighs
    •    Rialto Bridge
    •    Ca' d'Oro
    •    Fine Arts Museum
    • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
    •    Murano and Burano
    •    Palazzo Rezzonico
    •    Torcello Island
    •    Lido
    •    Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
    •    Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    •    The Arsenal and the Museum of Naval History

  • Which are the historic monuments to visit in Venice?

    The historic monuments of Venice correspond with the normal ones. Therefore, the historic monuments to visit in Venice:

    •    Piazza San Marco
    •    Grand Canal
    •    San Giorgio dei Greci
    •    Rialto Bridge
    •    Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute
    •    Jewish ghetto
    •    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    •    Museo Della Musica

  • Which are the famous Museums in Venice?

    For the staggering amount of history Venice has, its age-old museums and monuments are beautiful in every sense of the word. The carvings, engraving on the walls of these museums themselves are art, and the drawings, paintings, the sculptures, everything adds up to make the famous museums of Venice. The famous Museums of Venice are:

    •    Palazzo Ducale
    •    Museo Della Musica
    •    Ca’ Rezzonico
    •    Museo di Storia Naturale
    •    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    •    Palazzo Mocenigo
    •    Museo Correr
    •    Palazzo Grimani
    •    Scuola Dalmata
    •    Casa Dei Tre Oci
    •    La Biennale di Venezia

  • How is the nightlife of Venice?

    After all these years of being the shy, introverted friend of the group, Venice is finally coming out with an extensive amount nightclubs and nightlife. Pubs and Bars have sprouted up from nowhere and the city is still in a frenzy of newlywed couples etc. The nightlife in Venice is:

    •    Bar Bacaro
    •    Bucaro JAzz
    •    Hard Rock Cafe
    •    Piccolo Mondo Discotheque by el. Souk
    •    Venice Jazz Club
    •    Alvatoz
    •    Margaret Duchamp
    •    Aurora Beach Club
    •    Café Noir

  • Where can I enjoy cruising in Venice?

    Cruising in Venice is every backpacker’s biggest dream come true. Sitting on a big, pretty, pristine ship, lazing around doing nothing, these are all things that people do in Venice. You can enjoy cruising in Venice in:

    •    12-day cruise trip: starts from Venice, crosses Rome, Florence, Naples.
    •    7-day cruise trip: starts from Venice, goes to Naples, Messina, Sibenik, bari, Crotone
    •    Again, 7-day cruise trip: Venice, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Olympia
    •    9-day cruise: Venice, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Olympia, Hvar
    •    Again, 8-day cruise trip: Venice, Messina, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Rovinj
    •    8-day trip cruise: Venice, Milan, Bologna, Chioggia,
    •    14-day cruise trip: Milan, Bologna, Rome, Bologna, Florence
    •    night trip: Katakolon, Santorini, Dubrovnik

  • How is Venice for Honeymoon Couples?

    As much as Venice might seem like the go-to for groups or families or lone backpackers’, that is not exactly the case, honeymooners from all over the world fly in every year to celebrate their marriage. Venice for honeymoon couples is a dream, here are some things you can do in Venice as a honeymooner:

    •    Watch opera at Teatro la Fenice
    •    Go for a gondola ride
    •    Experience the vaporetti
    •    Do some Dorsoduro shopping
    •    Check out Doge’s Palace
    • Stroll over the Rialto Bridge
    •    Explore San Giorgio Maggiore
    •    Walk down Alberoni Bridge, hand in hand
    •    Watch the sunset over the St’ Mark’s Square
    •    Drink like a sailor, Venice makes the best of wines
    •    Go for an ice cream treat
    •    Go clubbing at least one night

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