Travel guide to Venice

Facts

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Local name
Venizia
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 p.m. in England (GMT), it is 01:00 p.m. in Venice.

Best time to visit

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Venice can be visited all year round, but if you want to enjoy a ride in one of the famous gondolas, it is probably best to visit the city during spring or summer. The winter can be rather cold in Venice.

Literature

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Eyewitness Travel Guides: Venice and the Veneto Lonely Planet Venice

Culture and entertainment

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The biggest event, taking place in Venice, is undoubtedly the Carnival in February. The Carnival is a ten-day celebration where people dress up in colourful costumes and parade around in the city. Moreover, the Festa del Redentore is an annual celebration, taking place the third weekend in July, where a spectacular firework draws quite a crowd. On the fist Sunday in September, a gondola race is being held on the Grand Canal. Apart from all the different celebrations, Venice has numerous museums and galleries that are worth visiting.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Venice has many different modes of accommodation to offer its visitors. However, one should be aware that generally it is more expensive to stay in Venice than in other places in Italy. In Venice you'll find several hotels of varying standards and prices. Apart from the luxury hotels in the center of the city, it is also possible to come across cheaper hotels with small rooms and shared bathrooms. Furthermore, there are a few hostels in Venice together with a number of camping sites outside the city where you can rent bungalows. Book your hotel in Venice here

Local transport

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Taxi

Water taxies can be found almost anywhere, and they will take you to the different sights of the city.
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