FOR REAL VENETIAN LOVERS
A trip to Venice is a unique experience: to make sure it’s unforgettable, here are some insider tips to make the most of your visit.
Many ‘calli’ (streets) in Venice are narrow. Keep to the right and avoid loitering. Make sure to take quick ‘clicks’ on Venice’s bridges especially when they’re crowded.
In the event of ‘acqua alta’ (flooding), use the raised walkways provided. Keep to the right and don’t hang
around. Don’t step into the water, because it’s dirty.
Apart from restaurants, picknicking is forbidden in the area around St. Mark’s Basilica. Website www.where-venice.com
features a list of the best restaurants and ‘bacari’ where
you can sample delectable Mediterranean cuisine. Please Note: it’s not done to eat ‘gelato’ before lunch and cappuccino
is a ‘no no’ in the afternoon.
It is forbidden to walk around
Venice in a bathing costume or bare-chested. Swimming in Venice’s canals is prohibited. The Lido is the go-to place for bathing. Venice is an elegant ‘grand dame’ and a certain dress code is ‘de rigueur’.
OBSTRUCTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT
When travelling on public transport, please respect the other passengers: avoid blocking the entrance or exit, store your bags where the boat staff tells you and remove your backpacks.
BIKES AND OTHERS MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION
In Venice, adults are prohibited from riding bikes or using or carrying kick scooters.
Use the parking lots located at the entrance to the city.
In the midst of its myriad offerings, always make sure to purchase authentic Venetian goods. These include Murano beads, local biscuits, artisanal prints and masks. By purchasing items from local artisans, you’re supporting the Venetian craft industry. If being a tourist is your way of life, an instinctive mindset, being a tourist in Venice is a privilege and an art. The glorious history of the Serenissima left stunning examples of architecture throughout the city, handing down a rich cultural heritage. This heritage encompasses a number of small yet fundamental decrees. Venice is an ‘elegant grand dame' and deserves to be treated with respect by obeying the protocols of good behaviour. Where® Venice has
drawn up a small handbook of ‘do's and ‘don'ts' to ensure that visitors have a chance to fully enjoy the city while honouring its people, monuments and local traditions.