Welcome to my Little Guide to VeniceAll my friends and family know about my love of Venice. I have visited the city many times in the past few years and have read books about the history of the city, its artistic and cultural heritage as well as many of the current guidebooks. I wanted to help friends who were visiting the city, maybe only for a couple of days, get the most from their trip, so I wrote the LGTV and now it has been developed into this site by the skill and talent of my husband, David. I can’t give you information about all the glorious churches and fascinating museums but you can pick up lots of free information from the Venezia Turismo offices in the city and, of course, search online for specific information before you go.
I apologise now for the omissions. I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t made any trips to the outlying islands except a brief trip to Murano so you will need to refer to the guidebooks for information. The islands of the Venetian Lagoon are fascinating and swimming in history too but frankly I have trouble dragging myself away from the six sestieri that make up the main part of the city.
So my LGTV is particular, partial and pretty random. I can’t pretend to know everything that’s going on in Venice but, helpfully, there are many blogs written by people lucky enough to live there giving practical advice and their own perspective on La Serenissima. I’m going to assume that everyone wants the best Venice experience, not the most expensive so there's not too much information about the glitzier, high-end hotels and restaurants but I'll add more places when I can.
I’ll try to keep the prices updated but admission to museums and the cost of travel seem to go up with disappointing regularity. I’m sorry if some of them are out of date. Another factor that has changed, for the better I’m pleased to say, is the method of purchasing tickets for transport and sights. Most of these can now be bought online prior in advance either from the Venice Unica site or the attraction itself. The main tourist website will point you in the right direction for one-off events.
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