Venice looks like a painting – a magical dream that you always want to live, see, experience and photograph.
Remember, however, that the city is alive and active, and sees a constant stream of its inhabitants, workers and other visitors: avoid stopping at the centre of the bridges to take pictures.
In the narrower streets, keep the right to let people walk faster: by doing so, you can admire Venice in peace without hindering the passage of those in a hurry.
Those who love Venice support its survival: do not buy counterfeit goods from unauthorized sellers. When you return home you can be proud to show off authentic Venetian products and at the same time to have contributed to the support of our artisans, always among the best in the world.
The city has many quiet corners and benches where you can rest: avoid sitting on the bridges or on the steps of churches and houses. Think of the Venice you want to see: let the beautiful scenery of the city be free to be admired like a painting.
Every day we strive to keep Venice clean: not throwing waste on the ground helps the city to be even more beautiful and all Venetians happier. Do not feed pigeons and seagulls: the city is making a great effort to control the number of these birds and maintain a balanced ecosystem. By feeding them you might incur a fine and will contribute to the deterioration of the monuments and palaces of Venice.
With sense of discovery
Wear the right shoes – comfortable and suitable for walking all day. Venice is visited on foot, like real explorers.
Ask Venetians for directions and advice: they will be happy and proud to be able to help you enjoy their city, and they are better than any map or GPS.
The high tide is an event that can happen in Venice: ask the reception which roads are walkable and how to behave, and then go to admire this incredible spectacle of nature.
Gather information about timetables and closings of the places you want to visit: by booking in advance you will avoid queues and you will see much more.
Plan and do your research, but also remember to find time to lose your way and relax.