Venice Guide

A short Venice guide to plan your stay in the lagoon

Not only is Venice the city of art par excellence, it is also the city of history, magnificent celebrations, traditions, the finest gourmet experiences, and traditional handcrafting.

This section contains plenty of tourist information that we hope will prove useful during your stay in Venice. You will find basic information – electrical standards, currency, emergency numbers, etc. – as well as facts about the climate that are particular to this city.

We will tell you what to do in the case of acqua alta – high tides – and we will offer you suggestions for visiting the islands scattered throughout the estuary of Venice, which are famous around the world for their morphological characteristics and their handmade productions such as Murano glass and Burano lace.

Venice is not just museums, therefore, it is also a city that exists in nature and is surrounded by famous resort beaches, lavish villas where many foreigners choose to be married and a hill country that produces fine wine. A city that every year warmly and passionately celebrates its ancient popular feast days, both sacred and profane, in traditional dress, with spectacular events that will not fail to involve you. So don a pair of comfortable shoes (women should avoid high heels unless invited to a party at one of the palaces!) and remember that this is a city accessible to all, despite its 417 bridges.

Venice is architecturally and culturally a labyrinth, and this guide will be your Ariadne’s thread.


  • Minor islands of Venice

    Minor islands of Venice are often a surprise for most of tourists, which have only heard about Murano and Burano islands. However, the lagoon of…

  • Murano, Burano and Torcello

    Murano, Burano and Torcello are undoubtedly the most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon. Murano is a world famous island where the finest glass objects…

  • Mysteries of Venice

    A place like Venice, which has been built on the water and seems suspended in time, is the ideal set for tales of legends and mysteries. Mysteries…

  • Palio Repubbliche Marinare

      The Palio delle Antiche Repubbliche Marinare celebrates the ancient glories of the so-called Italian Maritime Republics: Venice, Pisa, Genua and Amalfi. Once fighting one against the other…

  • Redeemer Festival

     The Redeemer Festival is considered the Carnival of Venetians. With Carnival becoming more and more a busy event especially popular towards International tourists, the Festa…