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Venice: 5 simple ways to save in Venice

Venice: 5 simple ways to save in Venice

By Jessica Spiegel— While Venice is high on the list of most visitors to Italy, it’s also one of the more challenging places to be a Cheapo – no matter how you slice it, this is one expensive city. After spending the bulk of your travel budget on airfare to Italy, which is always more » Read more

Venice: How to avoid the crowds at the city’s main attractions

Venice: How to avoid the crowds at the city’s main attractions

When people think of Venice, the first three things that usually come to mind are water, gondolas and crowds! Venice is an year ’round-city, with tourists filling the streets 365 days a year (and particularly during the summer). An obvious way to skip the crowds is to visit Venice during the winter, when rain and » Read more

Venice: Save on vaporetto tickets with a Tourist Travel Card

Venice: Save on vaporetto tickets with a Tourist Travel Card

Transportation around Venice can be very expensive—and I’m not even talking about using water taxis, which have a pricing system (yikes!) of their own. I am talking about “public transportation,” which in Venice mostly means taking the “vaporetti” (water bus) up and down the Grand Canal. A single trip on a vaporetto costs €6.50, whether you take the boat » Read more

Venice cheap souvenir: Pasta!

Venice pasta selection. Photo by Daneen Vol. It’s true, you can buy a bag of pasta just about anywhere. However, purchasing colorful pasta in Venice not only carries the stamp of Italian authenticity, but it offers a cheap and tasty solution to a potentially costly dilemma! Check-out bags of pasta in Venice Pasta’s story goes way back: The » Read more

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