Read this before coming to Venice

In order to enjoy your trip to Venice there are a few things that you must know before you go to ensure that you have the best time. When in Venice it is important to realize that it is not an amusement park or a place to enjoy a swim in the canals but a place where people actually live. There are also some misconceptions about needing to spend a lot to enjoy this town and these are for the most part untrue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Venice is still and will hopefully remain a real, inhabited city — not a theme park.
  • Venice was originally a laid-back fisherman or “lagoon dwellers” spot and all the glitz and glam has been man-made afterwards.
  • With over 100 little islands and more than 400 bridges, you’re going to be walking a lot.

“The peak of the summer season in Venice gets on everyone’s nerves, whether you’re a visitor or a local. Plenty of travelers want to explore the unique and charming city of canals at least once in their lifetime, and no one can blame them for that!”