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Carrie
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Carrie from Irvine asked

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What are some of the best no-cost activities and attractions in Venice, Italy? 

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Ben from London

Been said before, but absolutely just getting lost is one of the best things to do in Venice!

If you're looking for a vague direction in where to head towards, check out Squero di San Trovaso for an awesome look at a working Gondola boat yard!

Also, Libreria Acqua Alta di Frizzo Luigiis possibly the most beautiful bookshop in the world... 


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Jennifer from Arnhem

Honestly, wandering the streets of Venice is the most amazing activity there is! Get yourself a map of Venice, and explore what the narrow streets have to offer. Also, remember that the reasonably priced water busses will get you a just as good view of Venice that the overpriced Gondolas. 
I also recommend using Tripadvisor, to find good places to eat and awesome activities to do. Good Luck!


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Maria from Dublin

Hi Carrie,

The thing I like to do best in Venice is free - that's walking! It's a great city to wander around. Visits to St. Mark's Square are free, the Rialto Bridge and market and many of the churches in Venice are free to enter (there is usually a small charge for the museums or the towers) If you buy a 48 or 72 hour Vaporetto ticket you can travel along the lagoon and visit some of the interesting islands like Murano Island Burano (for the pretty coloured houses)and maybe Isola di San Michele There are many great little hidden cafes off the main thoroughfare that are very cheap, just steer clear of the touristy areas like San Marco and Rialto. Keep an eye out for free walking tours or ask at the tourist office. Have a great time!


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Beatrice from Venice

Hello Carrie,

it depends on your interests:

You could have a look at the worlds largest ceilling painting - actually located in Venice - in the San Pantalon Church near Campo Di Santa Margherita corte del calderer. It's for free, but better check the opening hours.

On the first Sunday of the month all national museums are free of charge in Italy too: This event is called "domenica al museo"/"Sunday at the museum" and is a cultural event that takes place everywhere in Italy. In Venice that would be for example the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Ca' D'Oro, ...

Hope I could help you,

Greetings from Venice

Beatrice


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Amy from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Just walk and pop into every church that is open.  Many will have a history/artwork plaque or handout that you can read and they are usually cooler inside if it is hot out.  Sit on the edge of a fountain or statue in any square you walk to and watch the crowd.  Stand on a bridge and watch the people and the boats in the canal.  Take the Vaporetti (cost) along the canal to see the sights from that angle. The traghettos cost a small amount to get you across the Canal Grande, but what fun!  Take the transport (cost) over to Lido and walk along the beach on the oceanside (?) of the island.  Take a free walking tour that interests you, probably expects a tip, but worth it.  


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Jose from Fort Worth, Texas

Venice is a maze. No cars in the antique parts of the city so just walking around and getting to San Marcos Square will be a full day. 


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