BACKPACKER INDEX: US$101.90
Venice hotel prices
Venice hotels are at their busiest and most expensive during summer, with a particular spike in July and August. Prices tend to be a bit lower in spring and autumn, even though the city is still extremely crowded. During winter some deals can be found, sometimes by just walking around. You can find rooms cheaper than these prices, by quite a bit, if you are willing to stay 5 to 10 km from the main island.
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Venice is one of those places you just have to see yourself to believe. Lovely as it is, its main problem is its popularity compared to its size. The island gets so crowded during summer that half the people who visit in peak season come away hating the place. It’s crowded in other seasons to, but more manageable.
The city is also quite expensive by Italian standards, though it can be done on a moderate budget if you are careful. Hotels on the main island are notoriously expensive, but you can find reasonably priced places a few kilometers away on the mainland. There are a few hostels in Venice as well, though none on the main island itself. Check our list of recommended cheap Venice hotels for some very well located and highly rated choices.
Fortunately, much of the fun of Venice is just wandering around, so entertainment doesn’t have to break the bank. Many attractions are free or very cheap, so once you have a bed and some food you can get by on very little.
Food is fairly expensive as well, and finding cheap meals is difficult, especially along the main tourist walkways. Going deeper into residential areas can save you some money, which is very true of drinks as well.
Venice attraction prices
|Saint Mark's Basilica Museum||Entry into this famous cathedral is free, though a reservation cuts the queue and costs €1. The museum has a small fee.||adults||6.85|
|Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia||Venice's best art museum is justifiably popular.||adults||8.90|
|Venice Museum Pass||This pass is a bargain if you are going to visit more than two of the many museums, and it's good for six months.||adults||24.66|
|Gondola ride in Venice||These one-hour rides have no set price so you have to bargain. Prices are higher in the evening as well.||high price||178.08|
Venice Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to Venice dock||38.36 - 47.95|
|Water taxi from airport to any hotel||130.14 - 150.68|
|Public bus from airport to Venice dock||8.22|
|Vaporetti (water bus) ride||9.59|
|One-day Vaporetti pass||27.40|
|Water taxi ride in Venice||41.10 - 61.64|
Venice food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Most hotels come included with bread and coffee in the morning. If not, you might have to look around a bit.||6.85 - 12.33|
|Budget lunch||Venice is not known for cheap restaurants, even for locals, so staying on a budget can be a challenge.||9.59 - 16.44|
|Budget dinner||Sitting down for a nice local meal in the evening is pleasant, though never cheap.||13.70 - 24.66|
|Beer (.33l bottle)||A bottle of local lager is a decent option at most restaurants.||4.11 - 6.85|
|House wine (.5l jug)||Even the cheaper local house wine can be a bit pricey in Venice.||6.85 - 12.33|
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|Airports||Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)|
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Summers in Venice can be hot and steamy, but that doesn’t stop insane amounts of people from rolling in every day. Spring and autumns can be quite nice and the crowds are definitely a bit thinner. It can snow in winter but generally that doesn’t cause problems. It rains evenly through the year, so you can’t really be sure to avoid it.
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