Romantic, exciting, magical, addictive, one and only. All the accolades in the world are concentrated between the canals and bridges of Venice and make the small and lively city a place that you can queue up and explore for hours and hours: intriguing sites, unforgettable restaurants, crowded alleys, endless stalls and of course a wonderful postcard view of an authentic and sweeping city on the water. Venice is able to provide a tourist experience that is second to none in all of Italy, but precisely for this reason it is also important to know how to properly conduct yourself in the city and not let it catch you off guard.
Venice is considered a very expensive city and not only in relation to Italy itself, so there are two options:
The first is to look for cheaper hotels in the peripheral parts of the city such as Santa Croce and Canjero, where the many Irbianbi apartments are definitely worth considering and will suit couples and families looking for a low nightly rate. You can also stay in hotels in the Jewish ghetto area that are suitable for kosher keepers and are somewhat in the middle range.
The second option is to invest “to the end” and spend the night in an impressive luxury suite in the city center, in Canal Grande or Piazza San Marco. Although you will have to part with an average of 300 euros here, it is an experience that is worth the investment.
If the two options do not satisfy you, there is a third option and that is to look for a hotel in Venice at much better rates outside the city in nearby Mastera or even Padova. This is also the almost only option suitable for travelers with a rented car: you can leave the car in the hotel parking lot and travel to Venice by bus.
If you have decided to spend the night in the city itself, there are several things you should know in advance: