Other daily tips while you are in Venice
A travel guide to Venice, Italy with useful tips in 3 parts.
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In Part 1 I talked about how to choose where to stay, how to get to Venice and vice versa, what the local transport is and which are the major locations in the city.
In Part 2, I talked about 15 things to do in Venice. Now I’m offering some more tips that don’t apply to everyone, but can help you in your daily life while you’re in the city.
- If you’re staying in an apartment to throw out the trash, you have to look out in the morning when people come with carts to collect it. They ring every house and then you hand it over. There are no trash cans on the streets, since the latter are too narrow and busy.
- Pay by card everywhere. They are obliged to accept. However, I found out about the water taxis that they rarely had a POS terminal. Of course, you can always pay in cash.
- Do not drink tap water. There are small supermarkets around the city, from there you can buy a 500 ml bottle for 1-2 euros.
- Don’t buy souvenirs or drink coffee in St. Mark’s Square unless you’re ready to pay more. These are the most expensive locations.
- At the stalls, if you buy more souvenirs, you can try to bargain. I did the same for the masks.
- For Saturdays, especially during the carnival period, make a reservation for dinner.
- Don’t expect to be accepted for dinner anywhere after 9:30. For most restaurants, reservations can also be made through Google maps or The Fork.
- Outside the pick season, understand spring and summer, many restaurants do not work, the more unpleasant thing is that they are not marked on Google maps or Facebook that they are closed and you can go there specifically and be unpleasantly surprised that they are not open. On Sundays, many restaurants and shops are closed, but you will always find a place to eat and drink.
- During the winter months there is sometimes a lot of moisture, so the steps, bridges and sidewalks near the water become slippery and you can slip, or worse, fall into the water. The most common cases of accidents during the carnival. Don’t be excessively scared just be careful, don’t shoot carelessly with the camera at the buildings, look at your feet too.
So much for Venice from me. At the first opportunity, I would go again to look at more galleries on the different palazzos. I recommend everyone to go, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s always nice.
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