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Best Things to Do in Venice

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Eugene's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Osteria del Lovo - Amazing oyster for a good price!

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Alberto in Venice for Flytographer


Francesca's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We loved everywhere we went! Black Jack was such a cute wine bar with amazing service. Also, the JW Marriott was a perfect place to stay and retreat after a long day roaming the streets!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved just walking around peeking down little streets, finding fun bridges, and eating all the pizza and cicchetti!

What is your best travel tip for Venice?

Don’t be afraid to wonder away from the main areas! Every street we turned down had so much charm!

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Gondola Ride

Sergiy in Venice for Flytographer


Eran's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Trattoria da Gigi - great outdoor courtyard in the back and super yummy food!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

The glassmaking studios on Murano were a big hit with us! And our gondola ride was also a favourite with our 9-year-old son, because our drive let him steer the boat!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Good walking shoes and bug spray are a must! In the summer, book a place with air-conditioning as we could not leave our windows open due to the mosquitos. Lots of very itchy bug bites!

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Siza in Venice for Flytographer


Carly's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Our favorite restaurant in Venice is Birraria La Corte, hands down! If you're looking for some truly incredible Italian pizza and the most divine tiramisu you will ever put in your mouth, definitely make a reservation at Birraria La Corte.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We absolutely LOVED going on gondola rides. Sounds cheesy, but it's such a beautiful, authentic way of seeing Venice. Not only did we go on one once, but we went on a gondola ride twice and we are so glad we did! We chose for the second ride to be out of a different area of Venice and at a different time of day than the first ride. Amazing experience both times!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

Stay at a local bed and breakfast and start exploring early! The streets are practically empty before 8 am! We also recommend that you spend hours just wandering the streets of Venice. Trust us - it's a blast! We put our phones away and just wandered between the buildings and over bridge after bridge of this beautiful city, stopping only for photo ops, and a good cappuccino.

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Allison's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Antica Osteria Ai Tre Leoni Was delicious! We sat outside on a lovely evening and enjoyed people watching while we ate.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

You can’t visit Venice without taking a ride in a gondola. We also did a mask painting class that the whole family enjoyed.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Venice seems like it was made for aimless meandering. Don’t overschedule yourselves—take a little time to get lost and discover hidden nooks & crannies.

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Art's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

For informal: Osteria Alla Bifora in Campo Santa Margherita The restoration of this former butcher's shop was done by hand by the owner. This is the place for excellent Charcuterie and late night drinks and the location on the shady side of the Campo is a plus. High end special occasion restaurant: Antiche Carampane Michelin Guide restaurant that you do need a reservations for but the food is original and well prepared using local ingredients. The restaurant harvests its produce from gardens it owns on the island of Sant'Erasmo in the lagoon.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Booking a walking tour with a local Venetian along with a rowing lesson through the canals with Venezia Autentica. Your body will be put through the paces and you will realize that those gondoliers and other Venetian rowers make it look easy!

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


Crystal's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We really enjoyed our meal at Trattoria al Gazzettino. Our son has celiac and they had delicious gluten free pastas. We also loved GROM gelato. We went every night. Not only is the gelato delicious, but they have gluten free cones! They were also so kind and insisted on replacing our toddlers gelato free of charge after she dropped it off her cone.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We did a scavenger hunt with Kids Tours Venice that our kids loved. They also gave us booklets to do a scavenger hunt on Burano that was a big hit with the kids too.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

We read a bunch of books about Venice before our trip to get the kids excited. One in particular, Magic Tree House Carnival at Candlelight, got them very excited about seeing St. Mark's Square and Doge's Palace.

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Lindsey's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

The kids loved having breakfast at the Brunch Cafe. They had big fluffy pancakes smothered in Nutella. They also had avocado toast options and other gourmet picks. The restaurant has a small supply of toys/games making it easy to entertain little ones while you wait.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

The gondola ride for sure, our first time to do it. Best if you spend a few minutes chatting up your gondolier before you commit to see if they have a fun personality. It will make your ride more enjoyable. Or find out if they are quiet if you don't want to be gabbing during your ride! Loved seeing Burano. I preferred the more quiet side streets and canals to the main shopping street.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

An easy game to keep kids entertained is hunting for lions all over the city. Just a few vaporetto stops from San Marco is a park and playground at Sant Elena. Good if you need some green space and down time for a bit. We also suggest liberal gelato breaks of course ;)

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Laura's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Row Venice! https://rowvenice.org

Visited Venice in May

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


William's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Trattoria da ganni for pasta and Very Good pizzeria for pizza!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We went on a very spooky ghost tour which was one of our favorite experiences of our whole trip!

Visited Venice in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Joanne's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Veniceonboard. Private gondolier lesson. This experience took our trip to a new level. Book Lucca. An amazing host, with pure Italian passion and energy. Lots of history from Lucca who grew up in Venice.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Veniceonboard. Private gondolier lessons. Lucca was born in Venice and an exceptional guide for both Venice and the technique for traditional rowing.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Same as above. The gondolier experience is good for all ages and safe. You won’t fall in.

Visited Venice in May

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Emily Katherine's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Taverna La Fenice was right by our hotel, and we went there almost every day for a drink. We loved the ambience of it and the fact that it was so removed from the bustle of some of the larger campos.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Giardini Reali was a special treat, especially in juxtaposition with the rest of the city.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Venice?

Get lost in the calles! Wander around with your loved one, take your time drinking all of the wine, Prosecco, and aperol. There is beauty all around Venice, but the hidden beauty is that time seems to stop while you’re there.

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Kendall's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We were staying close to Majer and we went daily! Great coffee, delicious food and gelato!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved our AirBnB Island tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello. The fresh markets were incredible!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Put them in something bright colored or easy to spot so you can easily find them in such large crowds!!

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Marcella's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Terrazza di Daniele offers an exquisite panoramic view of the lagoon and islands. The food is a higher price point than many others on the waterfront, but worth every penny.

What is your best travel tip for Venice?

Comfy shoes!

Visited Venice in March

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Cindy's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Stayed at the Gritti Palace and truly loved the food and view of the Grand Canal and the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica at the Gritti Terrace restaurant.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

St Mark’s Basilica private evening tour. You enter the Basilica with dimmed lighting & slowly the lights turn on to reveal the golden beauty of the ceilings. Truly magical!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

The gondola is a must but we would also recommend Venetian mask making and the marionette experience with a real life Geppetto.

Visited Venice in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alberto in Venice for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We stayed at The Gritti Palace and loved having a nightcap at the bar there. It was right on the grand canal and had the best views!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Took a private tour to some of the islands and our guide was so knowledgeable. It was probably the best thing we did!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Venice?

Definitely book a sunset gondola ride with a musician. Pricy, but not a memory you’re ever going to forget.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Susan's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We loved the Aperol Cafe! So cute and such friendly staff…. And who doesn’t love an Aperol Spritz while in Italy?

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Loved our Flytographer experience!!! And we loved exploring all of it by foot and water taxi!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

Book Flytographer, and…. Look for a fun flat to rent through Airbnb. We stayed in Giudecca and LOVED it!!!!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Alyssa's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

La Porta d'Acqua - One of the best meals we had in Venice! Be sure to try the 5 tastings app, and the wine :)

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Must do a food tour in Venice! We were able to try things we never would have known about if we didn't do it!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

Leave 1-2 days open to just wander around Venice. Get lost in the streets and enjoy the 400 something bridges this beautiful city has to offer!

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Gondola Ride

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Malia's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Ai 4 feri storti - The food and service were great and the view was fantastic!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

St Mark's Basilica at sunrise is unmatched. Period.

What is the best tip for solo travel in Venice?

I stayed at the Venice Maggior Consiglio which was so convenient to the train station, and that was really helpful for me since I was backpacking solo!

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Vicki's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We only stayed in Venice for one night, before we set sail on a cruise.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We just love to walk around Venice and enjoy the most beautiful views. Of course, we had to have gelato and cannoli and did a little shopping.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Venice?

Book a session with Matteo for beautiful memories of your time in Venice.

Visited Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Alec's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

One of our favorite places was the small corner bar, Bacaro Risorto. This tiny bustling place was great for grabbing an aperitif and delicious traditional Venetian cicchetti. The authenticity of this place is apparent by the local patrons that pour out into the street.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved getting lost wondering the streets of Venice. The city has so manny hidden gems and each canal is more breathtaking than the last. We loved touring the incredible land marks of Saint Mark’s Square and crossing the grand canal on a gondola.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

Get lost and enjoy every view of this small beautiful city. Take a gondola ride, explore the basilica and palace and eat your way through the seemingly endless streets admiring every detail of what still stands.

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Kristine's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

1000 Gourmet has the best pizza in town! And it wouldn't be complete without stopping by Fantasy Gelato afterwards. Neither are super touristy stops, and both are affordable and delish!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Walking around town further away from St. Mark's square and other tourist destinations. I feel like in the "hidden streets" you really get to feel the energy of the city itself.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

If you are going to visit common tourist destinations I strongly encourage a private tour guide. You get to learn so much more about the history of Venice and get to avoid the crowds. Our tours with Alvise were more than worth the money - so knowledgeable and friendly! (http://www.alviseveniceguide.com/)

Visited Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Maureen's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

You really can’t go wrong in Italy, especially in Venice. Just keep in mind that the places closest to the tourist areas are always much more expensive. Get lost in the maze of streets in Venice and you will find some tiny but amazing places!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

It’s it really hard to navigate Venice on your phone, with so many tiny streets it gets confusing. Don’t stress, it’s an island so you can only get so lost before you will find your way. Wander and enjoy!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Venice?

But a bottle of bubbly BEFORE you get on a gondola! It’s the only thing I forgot for our beautiful photo shoot.

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Gondola Ride

Alberto in Venice for Flytographer


chelsea's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Be sure to walk around at night once the cruise ship tourist have departed. The city is full of lights and live music. Travel to the other islands around Venice using the water taxi/bus system. There is so much to see and each island is so unique! Wake up early and stroll through the fresh fish / farmers market. Enjoy noodles in a cup and of course, Gelato!

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Buy the water taxi/bus pass during your stay in Venice. It is absolutely worth the money and makes getting around the city quick and easy

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Carolina's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Drink as much red wine as you can get.

Visited Venice in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


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