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Travel tips: How to save money in Venice

1. Travel off season.
First of all, you chose wisely the time of the year you’re traveling to Venice.
Not only flights and hotels are more expensive in July and August, but the streets are also crowded with people ( believe me, I went to Venice in August)
Also it was not easy to get a room inside the city of Venice 2 months early. So make sure to make all the reservations in advance especially if you’re going there during Summer.

2. Get a 2 Day waterway pass.
There are only two ways to move inside Venice: By boat or your foot.
Although you will spend a lot of time walking around, sometimes it’s nice to get a ride on a boat and get faster to the hotel or somewhere else you wanna visit.
This pass gives you access to the Murano and Burano islands also, which are totally worth visiting.
Gondolas are beautiful and are a unique experience you won’t get anywhere else in the world, but keep in mind you will pay 80? for a ride that lasts less than an hour, and the costs go up after sundown.
You can also appreciate the beauty of the canals in the waterways wile you’re going to your next stop or just go for a ride with no destiny just to appreciate the wonders of Venice.

3. You should think twice about having a full meal in such prime tourist areas in Venice.
You can’t blame proprietors for practicing high prices because they also need to pay their rent. But you don’t need to eat always with a view over the Grande Canal.
It’s in more remote places you’ll find lower prices and fewer tourists. You might also find something closer to an authentic Venetian meal. To be honest the best pasta I ate in my life was in a traditional trattoria located in a small alley close to the casino. We were going to venture into the casino afterward but I was so full from the pasta I couldn’t move! I ended up playing a few casino games on instead because I was still in the mood. Didn’t win big this time though, unfortunately.

4. Pay attention to the fees at the restaurant.
The final price of your meal isn’t in the menu. If you eat your meal outdoors you will pay a terrace fee and if you eat your meal inside you will pay an air conditioning fee.
Just keep in mind only a few places have the prices already include all the feeds in the menu.

5. Invest in location.
Large chain hotels are usually more expensive than smaller hotels in Italy. You may save quite a bit of money opting for a more traditional hotel or a guest-house.
The small family-run hotels are my favorite places to stay in Italy, not only it is more likely to get the true Italian charm and coziness, but also the staff is usually much more helpful.
Make sure to double check the location of the hotel before you make your reservation. You may find a great deal in a beautiful hotel, but if it is too far away from the sites, you might end up spending more money on taxis and most importantly, you will end up spending a lot of time commuting. Can you imagine what it must be like commuting to work here? It’s not like you can just get in your car and park up at the office. No, businesses here will have to get inventive to incentivize locals to work for them by offering them benefits, perhaps like money off the cost of their daily commute or other supplemental benefits that just sweeten the deal a little more. Using HR software like Zenefits – with employee benefits Zenefits – is probably what many businesses here use to attract and retain workers who perhaps have a less than ideal journey to work every day. I imagine there could be quite a few serious accidents too if people aren’t careful. Using a boat every day to commute to work would become quite tedious, but at least you’d know what to expect. Whereas, those people who had never done it before, could probably end up seriously hurt if they fell and injured themselves because they weren’t fully aware of what to expect, with the worst-case scenario being drowning! I imagine it would be a first for most injury lawyers to find they had a case of someone injuring themself commuting to work in Venice!

If you have any other suggestion on how to save more money in Venice, comment bellow and let me know. The only other tip I think is worth mentioning is to do your research when getting your travel currency as, depending on where you get it from, you can make your money go a lot further; makes things easier for you as they have already laid out some of their top choices of places to get the best currency exchange rates.


1. Viaja fora de ?poca.
Em primeiro lugar, aconcelho a escolher com algum cuidado a ?poca do ano em que vais viajar para Veneza.
N?o s? os voos e hot?is s?o mais caros em julho e agosto, mas as ruas tamb?m se concontram lotadas de pessoas (acreditem em mim que pude presenciar Veneza em agosto)
Tamb?m n?o foi f?cil conseguir um quarto dentro da cidade de Veneza 2 meses antes da viagem. Portanto, certifiquem-se que fazem todas as reservas com anteced?ncia se quiserem visitar a cidade durante o ver?o.

2. Compra um passe de barco para 2 dias.
Existem apenas duas formas de te movimentares dentro de Veneza: de barco ou a p?.
Embora se passe muito tempo a caminhar, vai dar imenso jeito poder ir de barco a qualquer hora para o hotel ou a algum lugar que se queira visitar que fique mais fora de m?o.
Este passe d?-te acesso ?s ilhas de Murano e Burano, que valem imenso a pena visitar.
As g?ndolas s?o lindas e s?o sem d?vida uma experi?ncia ?nica que n?o existe noutro lugar do mundo, mas tem em mente que vais pagar 80 ? por um passeio que dura menos de uma hora, e o custo deste passeio sobe ap?s o p?r do sol.
A boa not?cia ? que tamb?m podes apreciar a beleza dos canais enquanto andas no barco-metro (vou chamar-lhe assim) seja para ir para algum s?tio programado ou pura e simplesmente para dar um passeio sem destino apenas com o intuito de apreciar as maravilhas de Veneza.

3. Pensa duas vezes antes de fazer uma refei??o completa em zonas tur?sticas em Veneza.
N?o podemos culpar os propriet?rios por praticar pre?os altos porque eles tamb?m precisam de pagar o aluguer do espa?o, no entanto tu n?o precisas de comer sempre com vista para o Grande Canal.
? em lugares menos vistosos que vais encontrar pre?os mais baixos e menos turistas. Vais tamb?m encontrar algo mais parecido com uma aut?ntica refei??o veneziana. Para ser sincera, a melhor massa que eu comi na minha vida foi em numa tratoria tradicional veneziana localizada num pequeno beco perto do casino.

4. Presta aten??o ?s taxas no restaurante.
O pre?o final da refei??o n?o est? no menu. Se comeres as refei??es na rua, vais pagar uma taxa de esplanada e se comeres a tua refei??o dentro do restaurante, vais pagar uma taxa de ar condicionado.
Aconselho que tenhas em mente que apenas alguns lugares dizem no menu que os pre?os j? incluem todos as taxas.

5. Inviste na localiza??o.
Hot?is de grandes cadeias s?o geralmente mais caros do que hot?is mais pequenos em It?lia.
Poder?s portanto economizar um pouco de dinheiro optando por um hotel mais tradicional ou uma guest-house.
Os pequenos hot?is de ger?ncia familiar s?o os meus lugares favoritos para ficar na It?lia, n?o s? ? mais prov?vel que encontres o verdadeiro charme e aconchego italiano, mas tamb?m o staff ? geralmente muito mais prest?vel.

N?o te esque?as de verificar novamente a localiza??o do hotel antes de fazeres a tua reserva. Podes encontrar um ?timo neg?cio num hotel lindo, mas se ele estiver longe dos locais que queres visitar, vais acabar por gastar mais tempo e dinheiro em t?xis e.

Se tiveres mais alguma sugest?o acerca de poupan?a de dinheiro quando se viaja para It?lia, partilha comigo nos coment?rios.

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