Venice Italy Tourism:
useful info you should know
before getting to the Veneto town




Venice Italy tourism information #1: how to save money and time

Visiting the capital of the Italian region Veneto may not be at the top of one’s budget travels list, but if you follow some basic recommendations you’ll definitely save a lot of money.
The most important thing to do to save money while visiting Venice is to purchase one of the available discount Venice cards provided by the municipality or other connected institutions.

  • Venice Connected is an e-commerce platform provided by the Venice municipality since 2009, aimed to regulate and foresee the tourist flow towards the lagoon town.

    How does it work?
    Basically if you purchase services through the related website before your arrival, you will be eligible for a number of discounts. Instead, people who do not take advantage of this online service, will be charged more for museums, transports, etc. It is a way to deter the last minute day-trippers in order to limit and regulate the number of tourists, especially in some periods of the year when Venice is packed with people.

    What can you buy through this online platform?

    You can book and buy online all the public services provided by the city of Venice, like parking lots, entrance to civic museums, vaporetti tickets (public water bus), wi fi connection and the use of some public restrooms.
    At the end of the day you will save from 5% to 30%, according to the period of the year. Prices can vary as they are based upon a calendar related to the tourist sustainability index, based on the tourists flood.

    How to purchase through this platform?

    All you have to do is to go to the website and add to your cart whatever you need during your Venice stay, and build your customized package.
    Eventually you will receive a PNR, that is a unique code, sort of a pass-key that you'll have to show before using the previously purchased service. This way you can avoid queues, saving time and money.

    Important caveat: you can book at least up to 4 days before collecting the tickets. For example: do you need a ticket to a museum for May 22th? The online system allows you to book it just until May18th.

    Second important caveat: in order to get lower prices, do book at least 7 days before your arrival.

    More infos and booking on Venice Connected website.


  • Venice Italy tourism information #2: save money and time

    The Venice card is another good way to trim your budget. You can purchase this discount card upon your arrival to Venice. It is about a personal multi-services card which entitles you to get big discounts on museums and public transports.

    To this day there are 3 types of Venice cards available. All you have to do is to choose and buy the one that suits your needs most.

    1. Venice card transport and culture
    2. Venice card transport
    3. Rolling Venice card

    Go to Venice Card website for more info


  • Venice Italy tourism information #3: other discount cards to save money

    • Museum Pass: it is a cumulative ticket valid for all the civic museums. It is valid for 6 months.

      See more info on the Musei Civici Veneziani website. To buy the Museum Pass scroll down the page to the link.

    • Chorus Pass: in Venice many churches charge an admission fee. Through this card valid one year long you can save both time and money visiting at a very convenient price 16 churches belonging to the pass network. You can purchase the Chorus Pass both in one of the churches or other locations in Venice and online.

      See the Official Website for more info


Venice italy tourism information #4: transports

  • The ACTV Public water buses - or vaporetti - are the cheapest means of transport in Venice and surrounding islands (not available from/to the Marco Polo airport).
    Big discounts if you get the Venice card or purchase through the Venice connected platform above mentioned.
    Check the ACTV website for prices and discounts.

  • Alilaguna: private taxi service. Connections with the Marco Polo airport as well.
    More info on their website.

  • Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia: private smaller water taxis. They are marked with their licence number on a yellow stripe. They also connect with the airport. Not recommended to budget travellers. You can purchase a ticket online on their website.

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