Venice is a small city in northeastern Italy. The city is best known for its canals and its romantic Old Town. The city center is built on 118 small islands in the swampy estuary of the Po River and the Piave River. It is located in the middle of the lagoon of Venice, into which the city will slowly sink. The Old Town area has no roads or train tracks, you can only move around on foot or by boat on the famous canals. In addition to the Old Town, the Venice has historic buildings, numerous churches and museums, as well as a considerable number of important shops for tourists.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best time to go to Venice is April, May, September, and October. Best Time for Sightseeing: Mid-spring, and particularly the first half of May, is the very best time to enjoy sightseeing in Venice. The cold of winter has lifted and the sun makes a daily appearance, while temperatures are comfortably warm.
More information: Venice forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Venice is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $90.82, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $386.39, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $81.84
- Hotel (3 stars): $96.61
- Hotel (4 stars): $131.89
- Hotel (5 stars): $423.11
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.69
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $19.86
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.96
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.82
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.55
Venice has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 67.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 86.5 (better than United states average 70.3)
- Walking alone at night: 63.5 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Venice safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.