Venice is such a beautiful and romantic city and very easy to get lost in (as I did last September numerous times) but that is how I found some of the best hidden gems the city has to offer! Click the read more for my tips on where to stay, eat and what to see!
Where to Stay
If you have been to Venice or are planning to go to Venice, you may notice that it is a very expensive city. Finding a nice reasonably priced accommodation in the heart of Venice near Piazza San Marco was difficult until I discovered the B&B Ca’ dei Fuseri. Located right within the heart of Venice I could walk everywhere I wanted. Not to mention, the B&B is super cute, very clean, they provide breakfast and it has an amazing terrace. Just make sure to bring a small suitcase as there are a lot of stairs to carry it up to and the location is a little tricky to find at first.
What to See/Do
1. Free walking tour. Most European cities have walking tours offered for free and you pay what you think the tour is worth. This is great because you get to see the city from a local’s perspective, learn about the local attractions and save money. Plus, it is a great way to meet new people in the city and get recommendations from the tour guide on where to eat.
2. See Venice by taking a Gondola Ride. Another great way to see Venice as it is mostly on water is by boat. The Gondola Ride is a popular and somewhat expensive way to see the city but if you reserve online here, you can pay less and if you choose, have dinner included afterwards.
3. Check out a few of Venice’s famous Landmark’s/attractions. If your interested in some of the top tourist attractions of Venice, I would recommend checking out the Pizza San Marco (a public square in Venice), Saint Mark’s Basilica (one of the most famous churches and of Italo-Byzantine architecture), Doge’s Palace (palace built in Venetian Gothic style) and the Rialto Bridge (one of the oldest bridge across the canal).
Where to Eat
1. Osteria Boccadoro – is a place to check out if your looking to get away from the tourist crowd. It is located in a quiet square serving traditional Venetian dishes with local ingredients such as fresh fish, homemade pasta, vegetables, etc. You may even spot a celebrity there as a lot of famous people have dined at the restaurant.
2. Impronta Café – is affordable and serves high quality cuisine with dishes consisting of vegetarian, fish and meat and it is known to be a popular place for lunch.
What are some of your favorite places that you like to stay, check out and eat at when you are in Venice? Hope you have a great Wednesday friends! xo