Ciao and welcome to Venice Travel Tips, my name is Maddy!
As the blog’s name reveals, this space is all about Venice and the Veneto region.
Read about all the wonderful sightseeing the city and region offers and the incredible things to do, you can only have the chance to experience here.
Everyone should visit Venice at least once in their lives!
Starting from the charming bridges that connect all the small islands where Venice was built on, to its romantic narrow streets called ‘calli’ in Venetian dialect and the millenary food and cultural traditions of the city.
This city won’t let you down!
Whether you’re in St. Mark’s Square, one of the most beautiful public squares in the world, or lost in the most hidden and off-the-beaten-track streets of the city, Venice will keep surprising you with its timeless beauty.
What is Venice Travel Tips?
This site is designed to show you Venice from a local’s perspective.
From how to eat like a local to shopping at locally owned businesses, here you’ll find everything you need.
To guide you through my site, I’ve divided it into five main sections:
- Venice Travel – here you can find all my travel tips for Venice.
- Venetian Food – dive into the incredible Venetian food culture and discover all the must-eat food to try.
- Venice Transport – learn the best ways to get to and from Venice as well as in and around the Lagoon city.
- Venetian Culture – let’s learn all about Venice culture.
- Veneto Region – much more than Venice! Let’s explore what the Veneto region has to offer.
Venice Travel Tips will help you make the most of your time in Venice!
Not only by getting to know everything about its iconic landmarks but by showing you the most authentic side of the city, the off-the-beaten-track sightseeing, and hidden treasures of the rest of the region too.
You can also see this list of Venice insider tips for the most recent travel tips.
Who’s behind Venice Travel Tips?
Venice holds a special place in my heart, and my memories of Venice go back to the days when I was a little girl (5 or 6).
I was used to travelling with my family to Venice by train from Castelfranco Veneto (my hometown), to celebrate the most eagerly awaited (at least for children!) event of the year: the Venetian Carnival.
Over the years, I kept travelling back and forth, alone, with my family and my friends for day trips and sometimes to explore other islands of the lagoon.
In 2017, I started my Master’s Degree in Tourism at the Ca’ Foscari University and during my studies in Venice, I had the chance to spend more days here slowly discovering the most hidden and secret places in the city.
Now I live abroad! However, I return to Venice regularly, and when I visit my family in Northern Italy, I also get lost in the most beautiful city in the world.
I’m not only really passionate about Venice, but also my region: Veneto!
I’m always looking for places and experiences to fully immerse myself in the Veneto culture, characterized by old traditions handed down from generation to generation.
I never miss a chance to try new restaurants using local produce and reviving classic dishes of our tradition. As well as, exploring small villages wedged in the Pedemontana hills (one of my favourite places).
My style of travel emphasises the importance of respecting the local culture, its people and their traditions. I will always encourage you to be mindful when travelling to Venice and around the Veneto region.
I’ll share tips on how to have a wonderful time, as well as help you make more conscious choices during your trip.
Everything from selecting traditional and authentic restaurants, to which souvenirs to choose and take home with you.
How can Venice Travel Tips help you?
Before and during your trip to Venice, it’s essential to take time to gain local knowledge of the city and Veneto region, if you’re planning to visit other towns and villages in the mainland.
I’ll provide useful and practical information about touristic sightseeing and things to do, but also help you understand the best time to travel.
Also, suggest all the ways you can avoid long queues for some of the most popular attractions and the best day trips you can do from Venice!
With this blog, you can trust that what you’ll find and need to know is from a local’s perspective, so you can make the most of your time in Venice!
Let’s say you want to know all about the traditional dishes to try in Venice or even the best neighbourhoods to stay in the historic centre. I’ve got you covered!
See these articles to get you started with planning your next trip to Venice:
- What is Venice known for?
- Best time to visit Venice
- Airports near Venice
- Things to do in Venice
- Must eat food in Venice
- Souvenirs to buy in Venice
- Where to stay in Venice
- Day trips from Venice
Get in touch with me
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Do you need help with planning your trip to Venice or the Veneto region?
Email me at maddy[at]venicetraveltips[dot]com and I’ll be more than happy to help you out!
I wish you a wonderful time in Venice!