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.

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STREET RULES

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.

AC­QUA AL­TA

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.

EATING

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.

DRESS

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.

VE­NE­TIAN SOUVENIR

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.

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