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Why Venice
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Venice and its canals are one of Europe's top tourism attractions.

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St Marks Basilica / Bell Tower / Square

Doges Palace

Gondola ride

Venetian alleyways on foot

Grand Canal boat tour

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Best time to visit

Late spring and early fall are optimum. Mid-summer can be undesirably hot-humid and the canals can have an unpleasant scent. In winter, night temperatures drop to or near freezing.

Exploring Venice on foot

See the real Venice by doing it early in the day (tour groups won't be clogging the streets, alleys, and leading attractions).

Best time to gondola

Sunset for beauty, evening for romance. Daytime atmopshere pales by comparison.


Don't let St Mark Square pigeons land on your head or shoulders, as some tourists do. Pigeons can harbor infectious diseases.

Outdoor cafes

Check menu prices before sitting down at a St. Mark's Square outdoor cafe (even the bill for a solo coffee can shock).

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