Survival Guide: 24 Hours In Venice

July 2, 2018

Topdeck have come up with a handy guide on how to make the most of 24 hours in Venice.

  • Have a plan (of sorts)

For those foodies, look up a few cool places to eat/drink and organise your trip around these.

Usually by simply trying to find these places you’ll end up ticking off the sights (by accident!) while also getting a feel for the local vibe

To get you started, have a little search through social media, drop pins on your map and get exploring.

But don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track. If a laneway takes your fancy, just go with the flow because let’s face it, when else can you be spontaneous if not on holiday?

  • Know your transport options

Saving you both time and money, take the time to research in advance how you’re going to be getting around. This’ll save those precious minutes as you spend 24 hours in Venice.

Researching in advance means minimal hassle when you get there and no need to play charades in broken Italian with the locals.

Staying in a hostel that’s only accessible by boat? Grab a 24-hour pass to give you ferry access for the whole time you’re there.

Get ready for a stress-free ride on the ferry as the sun sets. Priceless.

  • Discover what’s unique to the place

When in Venice, do as the locals do.

Be sure to try cicchetti when you’re here. Small snacks or side dishes, they’re a bit smaller than tapas but pack just as much of a punch.

Also, try to avoid the touristy restaurants! This’ll mean that you’ll get decent prices and real local food.

  • Get lost (then find your way back)

These days, it’s pretty hard to get too lost. So throw caution to the wind and put that phone away. You can always find your way back by having a cheeky look at Google maps in a few hours time.

Be observant and look out for sign posts pretty as every few turns has a hand-written sign pointing the way back to St Mark’s Square or the Rialto Bridge.

By the end of the day, you’ll be navigating Venice like a pro. Now for the rest of Italy.

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