Traveling is about making memories and cherishing them for a lifetime, however, the budget is one of the most important aspects of travel, and most travelers don’t give this factor much importance, which results in expensive trips. Making your trip more budget-friendly is not only a practical way or approach to planning your journey, but it also offers a different perspective towards certain things in life. While some countries are super inexpensive and budget-friendly, a handful of places including Venice can be ridiculously expensive to visit.
Venice is an incredibly beautiful city; however, visiting this place can be quite an expensive affair. Given an array of stunning attractions, one is bound to fall in love with this place. Also, don’t be fooled by the expensive nature of the city, you can totally explore this city in a budget-friendly way.
A trip to Venice doesn’t have to break your bank, you can plan the entire trip within your budget, and to help you with the same, we have put together a list of some tips that will help you save some bucks in the floating city.
When it comes to finding cheap accommodation in Venice, surprisingly, there are plenty of options to consider, especially if you are planning to stay in Mestre. As compared to the city, Mestre is a lot cheaper, and most tourists prefer to stay on the mainland in order to find cheap accommodation. You can find a myriad of hotels, hostels, campsites, and Airbnb’s in Mestre, and all these accommodations are quite cheap. If you want to stay in the city itself, then try finding accommodation in places that aren’t key tourist areas. You might be able to find cheap hostels as well as Airbnb’s in Venice.
Ways to get around the city
There are plenty of ways to get around the city, and if you are staying in Mestre, then you will also need to include the transport factor into your budget. Both buses and trains offer a direct ride into the city, and the tickets don’t cost much. However, when it comes to getting around the city, any form of transportation can be a bit expensive. Gondolas are tourists’ favorite way to get around the city, it feels very romantic to cross the canal and admire the beauty of this floating city. However, gondolas can be quite expensive, and these are mostly used by tourists only. Additionally, water buses and taxis, walking, and Venezia Unica Card are some other ways to get around the city.
Cheap food and drinks
Venice most definitely isn’t known for food, Italy takes the cake when it comes to offering delicious foods. But the food offered in Venice isn’t bad either. The city has a reputation for offering the worst food, which isn’t true. The first thing you need to ensure is that you are not falling into any tourist traps, and the second thing is to try looking for cheap eating places. Surprisingly enough, there are a plethora of cheap options in the city where you can find great food and drinks. And if you want to grab lunch on the cheap, then you should definitely go to Cicchetterie. Additionally, the student area is a great place to get some amazing deals on foods and drinks.
Things to see and do in Venice
Much like any other place in the world, Venice has tons of things to offer to all kinds of travelers. Some attractions and things cost money; some others don’t cost anything and can be enjoyed for absolutely free. Venice is home to a myriad of museums and galleries that offer a great reduction in prices if you are under the age of 25 or belong to an EU country. If you are a little tight on the budget and want to enjoy free things, then there is no dearth of free attractions in Venice. The Ponte Rialto and the Ponte Dell’Accademia, two of the world’s most famous bridges, don’t cost anything. Much like this, there are so many other sights in the city that can be visited and explored for free.