Venice (Italy)

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.

Population: 270,843
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Italian
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F, L
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service charge is sometimes added to the bill. Otherwise, a tip of around 10% is appreciated if the service is good.
Time in destination: Sep 17, 2019, 6:10:17 AM

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Weather Forecast

Tue
17.09

Fair

75°F

Wed
18.09

Rain showers

70°F

Thu
19.09

Fair

68°F

Fri
20.09

Fair

66°F

Sat
21.09

Clear sky

66°F

Sun
22.09

Clear sky

68°F

Mon
23.09

Cloudy

70°F

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.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 44.6 33.8 6
February - 48.2 33.8 6
March - 55.4 41.0 7
April - 64.4 50.0 9
May - 71.6 57.2 8
June - 78.8 64.4 8
July - 82.4 68.0 6
August - 82.4 66.2 7
September - 75.2 59.0 7
October - 66.2 51.8 7
November - 55.4 42.8 9
December - 46.4 35.6 7

More information: Venice forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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.

Estimated prices:

  • 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

More information: Venice price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Venice destination map

Safety

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

Car Rental

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.

More information: Car rental Europe