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Venice City Guide Introduction - Venice, Italy

Intro to Venice

Few cities capture the spirit of romance like Venice, and Venice knows it. Expensive and quaint, Venice sometimes feels like a playground or a film set arranged around picturesque canals. But Venice isn't just about romance.

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Venice essentials

Expect to Spend: Venice

What can you expect to spend in Venice for a night at a hotel? And for a restaurant meal? We'll answer both of these questions here. We'll also tell you where to go for cheap snacks and meals. Stick with us, Cheapos. » read more

Getting Around Venice

Getting around Venice is different than in any other EuroCheapo city. How on earth do those Venetians get around? Well, by foot, vaporetto, and gondola, thanks for asking. We'll overview each of these modes of transportation in this brief transportation guide. » read more

Getting Into Venice

Getting in from Venice's airport or train station is a snap. We'll lead you through your transit options here, which include bus, motoscafo, and water taxi. » read more

Venice Budget Tips

We've got some good Venice budget tips for you. We'll tell you what you'll need to pay to get into museums and other attractions in Venice, where you'll find the tourist information offices, and what the Venice Car offers. And of course we'll run through some free sights and attractions. » read more

Venice feature stories

Cicchetti: Cheap Venetian Delights

Hey Cheapos! Read EuroCheapo's Italy Correspondent Annie Shapero's take on cicchetti, Venice's inexpensive and quick version of tapas.

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Reading Up on Venice

Learn about Venice before you visit the canaled city and impress everyone in your circle. We've assembled a Venice Top Five booklist here, with books by Sarah Dunant, Thomas Mann, Marlena De Blasi, Jon Berendt, and Andrea di Robilant.

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Venice City Guide Introduction

Few cities capture the spirit of romance like Venice, and Venice knows it. Expensive and quaint, Venice sometimes feels like a playground or a film set arranged around picturesque canals. But Venice isn't just about romance.

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Venice Day Trip: Murano Island

Spend the day—or just a few hours— on the nearby island of Murano, touring a glass factory and picking up well-crafted souvenirs.

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Venice Day Trip: The Lido

Although the Lido is technically part of the city of Venice, the island can feel quite different, as it offers beaches, cute villas and an internationally famous film festival.

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Venice Day Trip: Trieste

Nestled into the easternmost pocket of Italy, the city of Trieste is a cultural crossroads, easily accessible to Venice by train.

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Venice Day Trips

Venice cocoons visitors, casting a spell that few seek to have broken. For those insatiably itchy for travel, we've assembled three Venice daytrip suggestions: the glass industry island of Murano, beach spot the Lido, and the haunting port town of Trieste, up the Adriatic coast.

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Venice Nightlife: Bars and Clubs

Venice isn't known for its bars and clubs. However, the canalled city does offer a range of nightlife options. Here's our quick guide.

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From our Venice blog

You may have heard the recent head-scratching news that rocked Venice’s tourism scene last week. According to reports that shot around the Web on Friday, the city was (allegedly) set to impose fines on tourist who ... read

Who doesn’t dream of a canal view from their hotel room when visiting Venice? Ever since I started regularly visiting the city to review its hotels in 2001, I’ve always hoped that I would be able to fling my ... read

When I was asked about where to have a nice typical breakfast in Venice, I was a bit confused. Why? Well, in Italy we do not have breakfast, or at least we do not have breakfast the way other people usually have it. For ... read

Venice is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. In one afternoon you can enjoy decadent excursions like Island hopping in the Venetian Lagoon, visiting classic art and architecture, and checking out top attrac ... read

The Venetian lagoon is blessed with a great scatter of islands, some of secular demeanor and others more heavenly in aspiration. Lido di Venezia, once home to many brothels, appeals to instincts of the flesh. Those looki ... read

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