If you are looking for a unique and enjoyable, then Venice is a perfect option for you. Being one of the most popular cities in Italy, Venice is quite famous not only for its wonderful attractions but also for its unique gastronomic selection and its wide array of activities to choose from.
How to spend your time and money wisely
While on a vacation, there are two important things that you should spend wisely: TIME and MONEY. Since you don’t have all the time in the world to explore Venice, you should plan you visit very well. It would really help if you would write your itinerary even before you leave so everything is carefully scheduled. If you are able to plot your schedule well, you can maximize your time in visiting as many places as you can.
To ensure that you will visit the major attractions in Venice, include in the list the main places to go to including the St. Mark’s Square that houses the St. Mark’s Basillica and Doges Palace in the San Marco District which is considered as the central area. Aside from visiting the attractions here, you can also visit nearby districts including the Castello District, the Dorsoduro District, the Cannaregio District, and the San Polo District.
These districts offer other interesting sites such as the “Arsenale,” the “Biennale Art Exhibitions,” the “Accademia,” the “Campo Santa Margherita,” the “Jewish Ghetto,” the “Ca D’oro,” the “Venetian Mercantile Empire,” “Rialto Fish Market,” and the “Friari Church” among others. You can also take a peak of the art museums and galleries where you can see the works of traditional Venetian masters like Giorgione, Bellini, Titian, and Tintoretto as well as the art pieces of many contemporary artists. You can tour the various public and privately-run museums and galleries like the “Peggy Guggenheim Museum,” the “Correr museum,” and the “Naval Museum” among others.
To ensure that you spend your money wisely, it is a must to convert your local currency to Euro. Although you can exchange travellers cheques and foreign money at public places such as banks, railway stations and airports, it is best if you exchange your money prior to your visit because the rates are more convenient. If you choose to, you can also use credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and Diners Club which are widely accepted in major establishments. However, if you are eyeing a shopping spree in smaller stores, cash at hand is more ideal.
If you want to save some money on tour vacations, dining, and shopping, you can consider public options. In mode of transportation, you can ride public means such as the “vaporetto” and “traghetto” instead of hiring a private gondola. When eating out, opt for “baracos” and “osterias” instead of dining in expensive restaurants. And instead of buying souvenirs and other items in specialty stores, you can find great buys in local markets.
Once you have decided to go on a Venice vacation, you should also consider the peak seasons, type and length of vacation, as well as the legalities and confirmations for your vacation.