EuroCheapo's Venice Articles

Venice: Art masterpieces for free… at church!

If you can pull your gaze from the winding canals and floating gondolas, you’ll find there’s plenty of art to see in Venice. Many of the Italian masters, including Titian, Tintoretto, and Giorgione, have artwork on display around the city. While the biggest museums, such as the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Ca’ d’Oro charge anywhere from » Read more

Venice tip: Cheapo cruises

As befits a city of canals, Venice has a variety of cruising aptitudes. While a trip aboard a traditional Venetian gondola will empty your wallet faster than you can say, “Ciao bello!”, other watercrafts cost much less. Here, how to find the Cheapo ways to float your boat! For everyday exploring: A 60-minute or 12-hour tour- » Read more

Venice: Five free things to do

Venice: Five free things to do

Venice, city of gondolas and canals, can get expensive. Thankfully, however, it need not break your budget. Here are five free things to do in Venice: Hang out in Piazza San Marco. While we don’t recommend Cheapos splurge for the touristy restaurants and cafés lining San Marco’s square, we do think that parking yourself just outside the » Read more

Venice Hotel Crush: Albergo Guerrato

Venice Hotel Crush: Albergo Guerrato

Albergo Guerrato, pension Calle drio la Scimia 240/a San Polo, Venice Doubles € 100-140 We first fell in love with Albergo Guerrato because of its location. Just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge, it holds a coveted place in the lovely San Polo area of Venice. But, then there was the ambiance. The Guerrato » Read more

Venice: Nightlife Survival Guide

Venice: Nightlife Survival Guide

Venice may be known for its opera house and Vivaldi concerts, but it isn’t celebrated for its nightlife. This can present problems for travelers looking, well, to do something at night. This problem also dogs single travelers in Venice, who may not find any special romantic epiphany wandering the canals alone after dinner. (And we » Read more

Venice: Do Spade for Cicchetti

Do as the Venetians do and start the night out with a baccari tour, stopping at several traditional wine bars to savor a glass of vino bianco and sample some amazing cicchetti. The baccari is an Italian interpretation of the English pub crawl. As we’ve pointed out in the past, cicchetti is the term for » Read more

Venice: Day Trip Suggestion

Venice: Day Trip Suggestion

The islands surrounding Venice are a godsend for travelers wanting to veer off the well-beaten Venetian path. Pack a picnic basket lunch and head over to the nearly deserted lagoon island of Torcello to relive Katharine Hepburn’s romantic picnic in the 1955 movie Summertime. You’ll get lost in Torcello’s tranquil haven of enchanting rose gardens » Read more

Red Hot Venice

Red Hot Venice

In EuroCheapo’s most recent survey, Venice came in a close second place in the Most Romantic City in Europe stakes. In point of fact, it’s close to freezing for Valentine’s Day and throughout the whole of Carnival. Cold may be romantic in the mountains, but in Venice? Freezing weather gets in the way of gondola » Read more

Annie Takes on Venice…and Cicchetti

Annie Takes on Venice…and Cicchetti

  As most of you know, Annie spent the last week clicking and clopping through the precious, cobbled alleyways and bridges of Venezia, hunting down new hotels to recommend. We just weren’t ready to put Venice to bed with only 45 hotel reviews. All reports indicate that she outdid herself, easily adding a couple dozen » Read more