Top 11 Tourist Mistakes in Venice, Italy
(and how to avoid them)
In the 16 years
since we launched our first Venice travel-planning site, we've seen visitors
make the same mistakes over and over--often at considerable cost in time, money,
or vacation enjoyment. This article is designed to prevent such glitches, and we
hope you'll find it useful.
ABOVE: Check your hotel's location carefully
before you book, unless you're prepared for a long walk or an expensive
water-taxi ride. INSET BELOW: In a city without cars, luggage can be a burden.
Our "top 11 list" is not just a slideshow with captions. On each page, we offer
practical advice, often with links to related articles at Venice for Visitors
and our parent site, Europe for Visitors.
To get started, go to
Mistake #1 or click any of the numbers in the navigation table below.
Mistake #1: Hit-and run visits
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