From the hotel we obtained a 24-hr transport ticket which covered the bus to Vienna (7 mins) and for a vaporetta (ferry) which you can hop on an hop off at various stages, including visiting Lido and Murano, two nearby islands.
All recommendations from tourist guidebooks and internet don't work there... follow your noise and the crowd of local people (not tourist), you may find some good restaurants.
Some highly recommended restaurants are expensive, not good and not value for money...
Try to walk around Santa Lucia to San Marco, enjoy the view, sooo many bridges, beautiful and exhausted, but fun! U can always rest once in a while and enjoy scoops of Gelato.
Venice is crowded and tourists walk routes are easily marked out. For those not marked.. they are for residents and do not venture, for they often ended up in a dead end.
Always nice to visit Venice (for the 8th time or more...). Too bad they only now started to build ramps over the bridges so that strollers can travel easily in the city.
The staff in the hotel or the waiters are unpleasant, guess too many tourists. but the sights are unmatchable to anything else !
Venice is a true historical gem, which makes everyone want to descend upon it. It seems to be the Disneyland for adults, and is filled with more tourists than locals.
Despite that, it is magical, and if you get away from the main touristy areas, you will find quaint streets and quieter restaurants along smaller canals to sit and enjoy a cocktail.
Venice was everything I thought it would be and more. 5 days wasn't enough! Getting lost in alleys, eating chiccetti with locals, drinking aperol in the afternoon sun.
.. Ti amo Venezia
Hot and crowded. If you have never tried being packed in a hot, crowded and humid water taxi my suggestion is don't! Best thing to do is to avoid Venice in summer!
Nice, beware of some restaurant they have a hidding cost "caperto charge". not fix and some charge euro 5 :( mojority i find venice people are more friendly.
they will try to help even they are not english speaker :) good place to visit
Venice is a very beautiful and romance city for sightseeing. The scenery and view are very nice. The first time I take the Gondora and feel very excited.
I will visit again in future and will recommend to my friends.
Venice is a very beautiful place for holidays specially for sightseeing on the different Islands. I visited Murano Island and it's worth seeing it.
Beautiful houses specially the ones which are painted in multi colors.....
Very touristy, evidenced by stupid prices (even the public toilets are one euro fifty a pee,) unpleasant locals, and a real lack of urban spirit.
Unique city, of course, and worth two full days, but also a bit tacky. It's at its best from the vaporetto so buy a 24 hour pass - start it at (say) 1.00 one day, and in effect you two days' worth of use. The islands are worth a trip (Torcello, Burani and San Michele) but don't get too excited.
good place to relax but not worth to stay cos hotel is very expensive and not meet the standard. and the road is very messy and difficult to find
It;s a famous City in the World but not all people the same it;s a different taste sure but i advice to visit and each one by himself decide
Go for a gondola ride, visit the doge's palace, wander round the city and then leave. Only stay for one night because there isn't much to do.
But it was a lovely city. Very nice, romantic, nice not to have cars and bicyclists.
A scenic city with a picturesque view at every corner. The squid ink pasta is a must-try! Take a Gondola ride to complete the experience.
expensive food.. too many tourists. Bus travelled frequently (10-15 minutes) from Mestre (city outside the island) to/from the island.
Flood during high tide... be careful!
beautiful city in a canal, take the boat out of the canal and see other parts of venice you find yourself in another beautiful world.
great place for sightseeing and cultural/historical finding of their building/arts and not forgetting marco polo!!
Venice is awesome, place to go for sightseeing, romance, shopping. Last but not least, its also a place so easy to get lost in.
Love the canals. I could spend hours just sitting at a restaurant and stares at the boats going back and forth across the canal.
I think it's best to go on summer and winter, because my friends who went on spring and fall said that it's not good. smelly and dirty. I personally went on winter, and my friend who went on summer feels the same with me.
One of the best legs of my honeymoon. We both love the chill factor of Venice and it is one of the prettiest places to visit.
Void of cars, it was totally relaxing and no hurry to rush through the day. Island hopping was easy too with the many choices of transport available.
Venice is beautiful but taxi fare is very high. Local authorities/ Government should not slap tax/ duty on the tourists.
A romantic place, i have a great time there. You will be impress to the historical building and the build on the water.
Besides, i highly recommented Burano, Murano island that you should not miss during the trip to Venice.
A perfect place for a coupes! I find it extremely romantic with a magic and unique touch you can't find anywhere else.
I felt in with love Venice.
Nice to explore on foot. Do try out the Venetian specialties and Spirtz. Not quite the romantic place everyone says.
nevertheless, a good stop as it is a city fighting against high water levels.
Very nice and great place for every type of travelers. Travelling by boat and gondolas are quite an experience.
A very unique city. Although it is crowded and sometimes flooded in part of areas, it is worthy to visit again
so far only in the movies I saw in the Venetian canals ... they are really real:)) that was fantastic!!!
Alot of nice historical building. You can find alot of Murano glass arts sold throughout the island.