This page is offered by visitvenice.co.uk, owners of beautiful Venice apartment rentals, as a general overview guide to tourism resources for this wonderful Italian city.
Venice apartment rentals and other tourist information – Venice for Visitors
Durant Imboden is an expert on European travel and his Venice for visitors is the best independent source of information about Venice on the web in English. You’ll find more than 70 feature articles on Durant’s lively site. You may find of particular interest his article “Home away from home”, about the simple pleasures and financial advantages of Venice apartment rentals . Or enjoy his articles about the ghetto and Madonna dell’Orto, two landmark sites in our local area.
Venice tourist office
The official Venice tourist office site, run by the APT (Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Venezia), is fairly colourless and functional, but it links out to much other useful information and is thoroughly maintained.
Venice Connected is a multi-service system that can save you money on travel and museums in Venice if you buy tickets before you go. When you buy online you get a PIN code you can use at all the amenities you buy into – a very flexible way of buying discount tickets, but you have to decide what you want to do before you arrive in Venice. You can add all or almost nothing to your online shopping basket: return journey for the airport by waterbus, weekly waterbus pass, entry to all the civic museums (you can even get a cheaper price if you choose off-peak visits only, eg afternoons), entry to all the public toilets dotted around the city; even wifi access. Because the prices vary according to season and the predicted flow of visitors into Venice, it is hard to quantify the savings in any headline way, but essentially if you do what you plan to do, you will save! As an indicative figure: return airport transfer + seven day waterbus ticket + toilets = €68.
In 2011 the City of Venice introduced an Imposta di Soggiorno, a tourist tax charged on a per-head basis for a maximum of the first five nights of any stay. The maximum you’ll pay under current prices is €10 per head, and there are reductions for children and low season. All Venice apartment rentals must collect this and pay it to the city authorities. We do this and we don’t charge a processing fee.
Online tourism guide for Venice – TimeOut
London’s Time Out publishing network produces a compelling rival guidebook to Dorling Kindersley; the online version reflects many of its special strengths, most notably lots of current information about entertainment, nightlife and restaurants.
Wikitravel page on Venice
The ever changing Wikitravel page on Venice is a great selection of partial and personal views on the city. Your mileage may vary depending on who has edited it today, but it’s always worth a peek!
Venice tourist attractions – In Venice Today
This privately run portal offers a good photo tour, links to museums and a restaurant guide among other attractions.
What’s the best time of year for you to enjoy your Venice apartment rental? See also our special page devoted to Venetian weather, tides and seasons, but here are some quick links. The Weather.com site gives you a month by month overview of temperatures and rainfall. If you want to know what the weather is doing in Venice today, or this week, see the Weather Underground site. It even supplies historical weather information. You could choose a day in the middle of your holiday and check the records for the last few years. Gaisma.com can give you sunrise and sunset times in Venice for today and the months ahead. Tidal predictions for today come from the municipal centre devoted to this peculiarly Venetian focus of attention.