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Best Things to Do in Venice

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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


Tanya's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Get lost - it’s how you really see the city and find those amazing little canals that are instagram goals

Visited Venice in November

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Brittany's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Just wander! There are no wrong turns in Venice. We rarely planned our outings, rather we just let the winding roads take us to the next stop and it paid off in great food and drink and even better views

Visited Venice in November

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

When going to Venice get away from the touristy areas and just explore. You will find cute shops and cafes that are off the beaten path. The city is very walkable, but make sure you have comfy shoes!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Allison's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Must is the gondola ride! So beautiful and amazing. Just get lost in Venice :)

Visited Venice in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Chelsea's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Get lost and roam the canals! We had the best time not having a destination and found the cutest shops and restaurants this way. We booked a gondola serenade at night when the sun went down. This was different than all the other gondola rides you could purchase in Venice. It took us through many canals while the gondoliers sang beautifully. Very romantic!!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Laura's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Get away from the crowds and explore more local areas. It’s such a different experience.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Kristina's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Check out Vino Vero!! A super cute wine bar settled right on the canal. Amazing selection of wine and snacks, and a great people watching location. Our photographer mentioned that was the area most locals hang out, and there were also A LOT of dogs to watch while there too.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Allen and Theresa's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Have a sense of humor and prepare for LOTS of walking!!! You will definitely get your steps in and you will be going up and down a lot of steps too!!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Silvia in Venice for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Just wander! Everyone told us this and they were right—simply walking around Venice with no plan was the most fun we had, and provided the best experience. Try to get outside the center as well. And don't forget to stop at Dal Moro's to pick up some pesto pasta or get the hazelnut cake at Rosa Salva!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Spend lots of time walking around and stopping in the small bacari (wine bars)! The food and wine are an amazing way to experience the culture of Italy.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


Julie's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Antica Sacrestia was a fabulous restaurant

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Jami's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Make sure to bring good walking shoes! And every chance you get try new food. Everything there is amazing!

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Marissa's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Taking a gondola ride near sunset is a must-do activity! There is nothing more unique than taking the winding, quiet canals throughout the city. You get to see Venice from a whole new perspective!

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


Michael's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Visit the non-tourist parts of Venice on the mainland. We literally had the best pasta of our life at La Tana di Oberix which is down the street from the Mestre Train Station.

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Matteo in Venice for Flytographer


Grace's Travel Tips for Venice

What is your best overall travel tip for Venice?

Take a gondola rowing lesson! We worked with Row Venice for our 90 minute lesson and enjoyed every second of it!

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


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