Lesson's Learnt from Venice
I don't know about you, but honestly I am coming back from these holidays more exhausted ha. Any who, in this blog I'm going to share with you my tips for Venice.
I stayed a 11 minute train journey just outside Venice (Venicia Mestre) in a £37 per night apartment. Honestly the apartment was perfect and took me just 15 minutes to arrive in the center of Venice. I would most definitely stay there again. I saved so much on accomodation and food. Did you know its 25 euro's for a coffee in the heart of Venice? Apparently, it's a lot cheaper for bar service than sitting down, but still that's out of my price range. 3 nig
I had flights again with Ryanair I've noticed that if you select add luggage further along you will save roughly £5 - £10.
However, alternating options to look at is Easyjet as a hang baggage of 10kg is included within the flight price. Also, British Airways you can have up to 3 handbags! So don't pay for a suitcase with them!
Transport from the Airport:
There are plenty of offices available at the airport to guide you and it's pretty easy. Ubers and taxi's are 3-4 times the cost.
Transport from Mestre to Venice (Vencia S Lucia):
Numerous trains every 5-10 minutes costing 3 euro's for a return.
John Reed gym which is extremely amazing! One of the best gyms I've ever seen which gives you 1 free pass. Therefore, for my weight training session I used the gym, but for cardio sessions I used the hotel gym.
I would recommend doing guided tours as in general navigating around Venice isn't the most easy. I found my signal was non-existence one day. However, potential to download offline google maps. I had a walking tour and island hopping. The island hopping was £17, however, the guide only talked on the boat and did not feel guided what so ever. The glass making was the highlight on the tour!
Apples maps always show limited stores abroad. However, I've noticed Google maps have a lot more options. Therefore, always worth cross checking both apps.
I didn't take out any Euro's, but at the glass factory they were willing to take other currencies such as Dollar and pounds. In most stores they have a limited on how much you can use on card.
Summary my 4 day trip to Venice cost only £160! Would highly recommend going to Venice outside of summer season and carnival season if you want cheap prices and less chaos.