Eating Inexpensively in Venice
Go to a place called the bacari and buy some finger style food called cicchetti. There is plenty to choose from such as shrimp, bread and salami, or other forms of tapas, which are little servings of various foods. These can cost you less than a couple of Euros each, which is a far cry from most lunches in a fancy restaurant.If you combine your meal with glass of white wine then you will really be feeling authentic.
Where to stay for cheap prices in Venice
Another hotel that is around that price is Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo, which is two star rated and is close to the Grand Canal. It is a small hotel with only 10 rooms and can be booked pretty far out, so be sure to plan ahead.
Places to Visit for Cheap in Venice
Another fun freebie is a visit to the nearby island of Murano where you can see some experts blow glass just like they did 1000s of years ago. All you have to do is pay a small fee to ride across the lagoon and you can even save money by buying what is called a Venice card. This gets discounts on lots of things from transportation to bars and restaurants. Plus, it even gets you into the public toilets for free, and that is a big deal indeed! You can buy it at www.venicecard.com.
And you can even take one of the famous gondola rides for less money if you don’t mind taking a public gondola. Just pay less than a dollar and you can ride one across the famous canals. If you ride the private ones it could cost you hundreds of dollars! You won’t hear a song, but at least you get to ride one cheaper.
So if you go on vacations to Italy, be sure not to miss the romantic city of Venice.