When you arrive in Venice, you'll soon learn that it is very easy to spend money in this city, from museum entrance fees to transportation costs. This city can get pretty expensive; all goods have to be brought in by boat every day and the number of visitors has exploded in recent years. \But enjoying Venice on a tight budget is still possible, it just requires a bit of … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Venice on a Budget
St. Mark’s Basilica used to be the magnificent symbol of La Serenissima, the Venetian Republic. Originally built as the private chapel of the Doge, it became the center of Catholic life in Europe in 828, with the arrival of St. Mark’s relics which were stolen by the Venetians! Today, it is still one of the landmarks of the Floating City and a sight to behold for visitors. … [Read more...] about St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More!
You may have heard people refer to Venice at The Floating City. Well, during the autumn months, Venice becomes more of a sinking city. Flooding in Venice is now worse than it’s ever been. In this guide, discover the reasons for Venice flooding and how the city copes with this weather trend. Why does Venice flood? Venice is actually made up of 118 separate islands, … [Read more...] about Venice Flooding: When Will Venice Sink?
Did you know Venice is not limited to just one island cluster? It is actually made up of more than 100 minor islands, all worthy of a visit. Some of the must-see Venice islands on your list should be Burano, Murano, and Lido, but also the small islands of Torcello, San Michele, and Pellestrina. How many Venice islands are there? There are 118 islands in … [Read more...] about Venice | How to Visit Murano, Burano, Lido & More!
Located in St. Mark’s Square, you’ll find one of the top attractions in Venice, the Doge’s Palace. Also known as the Palazzo Ducale, the Doge’s Palace was the center of political power in Venice. From Venetian authorities to infamous prisoners, this palace is filled with great stories and our Doge’s Palace guide will tell you everything you need to know. Doge's … [Read more...] about How to See Palazzo Ducale: History, Facts, Tickets, and Tours