Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Venice

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  • Luac84
    Brighton, UK498 contributions
    Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) is a must see when visiting Venice!

    The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was built in 1340 and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 1923.

    We didn't have a reservation or tour but got there first thing and only had to wait around 20 minutes to get inside.

    Once inside you will be amazed by the beauty of the place - my favourite part was the chamber of the great council, the original prisoner graffiti in the cells and crossing inside the bridge of sighs ...(The famous name of the bridge dates from the Romantic period and was supposed to refer to the sighs of prisoners who, passing from the courtroom to the cell in which they would serve their sentence, took a last look at freedom as they glimpsed the lagoon and San Giorgio through the small windows).
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • David H
    Windermere, FL37 contributions
    We took a water taxi whenever we were going from place to place. Not inexpensive, but easy to arrange and can be paid with CC. avaialable anywhere, but your concierge can reserve and they will pick you up at the hotel ( if you have a water entrance!)
    Also took a gondola that was on the Grand Canal for a short piece. It is amazing to see all of venice this way.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • oktrip
    uk43 contributions
    Incredible building, best to pre book visit as the tourists have returned to Venice. They are building flood defences outside.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    The largest and most famous square in the city, the true heart of Venice. In fact, it makes a really big impression along with the surrounding monuments. Great architecture. Piazza San Marco is the lowest point of Venice, so during high tide the whole square is under water. A charming and atmospheric place. A must see when visiting Venice.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Luac84
    Brighton, UK498 contributions
    Well worth a visit for the best views over Venice, we didn't book in advance and only had to wait 15 minutes to get inside.

    A small elevator takes you to the top of the Campanile which gives you spectacular views! We paid around 10 Euros to get in but the views were worth it!
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Deezy1
    297 contributions
    I stayed in a hotel in this area. It was such a lively area. We had everything we needed, right out the door. There was plenty of dining options, shops, souvenir vendors and great things to walk by. I wouldn't hesitate to stay in Cannaregio again.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Joanne891
    Durham, UK38 contributions
    Stunning 360 degree views around Venice from the bell tower. Well worth 8 euro and so peaceful - no queue at all at 11am. Beautiful church and island too. So pleased we followed the advice of others on trip advisor and did this bell tower instead of St Marks Square. Just a short trip across on the vaporetto. One of the best things we did.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Lesley F
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
    Lovely old part of town. More for the locals than tourists. More Campo's to see as in all other the areas. Buildings are amazing. We wandered through San Polo into Dosoduro acoss the bridge to the Basillica at the end of the Grand Canal
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Mel R
    4 contributions
    Beautiful and historic basilica. The woodwork on the choir is some of the most intricate I have ever seen. Several late medieval and early Renaissance artworks, plus a working mechanism of a tower clock. You can also join the friars for morning prayer at 8am and mass at 8:30, making your visit a religious experience as well.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • l0ve2travel93
    London, UK224 contributions
    This is the most famous bridge in Venice and as such it’s very busy! Not matter what day or time of day you go there will always be lots of people.

    I recommend getting the public water bus and then you can go underneath it and see it from a different perspective.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • matt1957476
    London, UK33 contributions
    Just magnificent. The Tintoretto’s are spectacular, and well looked after. The Treasure Room was excellent, although we almost missed it due to poor signage
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • shanghaill
    Shanghai, China127 contributions
    Good place, a lot of books, the owner has 5 cats that you can see, you can give also donation for the cats food. You have stairs outside make with old books
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • JJOH
    Doha, Qatar636 contributions
    It’s fi what near the Peggy Guggenheim collection (not my cup of tea) and ifvyou are in this part of town well worth a visit. Undergoing some restoration of the facade at present but you can still see inside and there is an option to go up into the cupola if you want. I wouldn’t go out if my way to see it as I have got church overload having been touring Italy for a few weeks but this is one of those buildings most of us will have seen in iconic images of this incredible city so if you are near check it out
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Luac84
    Brighton, UK498 contributions
    Walking in Venice we came across the Bridge of Sighs...

    The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri, Venetian: Ponte de i Sospiri) is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

    Great photo opportunities, make sure you visit Doges Palace where you are able to cross inside the bridge to see the same view the prisoners would of got of the last view of Venice..
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Fani M
    68 contributions
    A beautiful place with many colors, a beautiful labyrinth Venice !!! Be sure to visit it and walk it !! We stayed 2 nights. We spent 1 day in Venice walking and 1 day in the islands of Burano and Murano. To ride the gondola, costs 80 € in 30 '. Visit the islands of Murano and Burano with the vaporetto 4.1 and with a daily ticket of 20 € per person. Otherwise € 7.50 one way just to take the person to 1 island. It is worth visiting both islands !!! Go early to take the vaporetto because it is crowded and waiting.
    Written November 16, 2021
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