Frequently seen in the movies, or heard from the masterpieces of great writers, Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world. It is the unique scenery and locations of the city that contribute to the extraordinary culture and style there, making Venice a must-go destination for people all around the world. The beauty of the city Venice is hard to be defined by words, so this article is designed to provide several tips and prevent some glitches, and hope you can enjoy the best of Venice, city of water.
Mistake 1: Hit-and-run visits
According to the statistics of hotels, visitors normally stay in Venice for 2 to 3 days. Visitors from far-flung places like the United States, Canada, Australia, or Japan frequently try to cram too many cities and towns into a one- or two-week vacation.
However, a travelling plan like this doesn't allow time to get acquainted with each destination, meaning that visitors will waste time in airports, on trains, or in buses that could be used for relaxed sightseeing, spending more on intercity transportation, which leaves less money for museums and other attractions, local transport, hotels, meals, entertainment, and shopping.
Tips: Venice worth staying for a week or longer.
Mistake 2: Staying in the wrong location.
In Venice, moving around the city usually requires walking (with many footbridges to cross) or taking slow, expensive, and often crowded vaporetti or water buses, it makes sense to stay near a convenient arrival and departure point--especially if you're traveling with anything heavier than a carry-on bag.
Mistake 3: Commuting from the mainland
During the past year, many visitors reserved hotels through discount reservations, and stayed at hotels in the mainland district of Mestre, which is far from Venice's historic center. But why did so many travels choose to stay in outside of Venice when they could have slept in one of the world's most beautiful cities?
Mistake 4: Following the crowd
Everybody who comes to Venice wants to see the Piazza San Marco, and for most people, deciding to visit St. Mark's Basilica is a not wise. Other monuments, museums, and attractions are iffier: depending on your tastes, you may enjoy yourself more--and make better use of your time or money--by heading off the well-trodden path. Attractions of Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge and Harry's Bar are all significant spots in Venice.
Mistake 5: Paying too much
In an effort to save money, visitors sometimes buy some tickets or transit passes online. Before buying a transit pass, give some thought to how you'll use it--and plan your sightseeing to make the most efficient use of the time you're paying for.
Mistake 6: Taking unnecessary tours
Too many tourists arrive in Venice, climb into a sightseeing boat, and cruise along the city's waterfront while a guide with a microphone tells them what they're seeing, but Venice is a compact city that any reasonably healthy person can easily explore alone on foot.
Mistake 7: Overpacking
The admonition to "travel light" may be a cliché, but it's advice worth heeding--especially when you're traveling to Venice, where private transportation is expensive, vaporetto water buses are often jam-packed, and walking usually requires hauling your suitcases over at least a few of the city's 400+ footbridges.
Mistake 8: Buying useless souvenirs
What we are discouraging is the purchase of souvenirs that fall into these two categories: overpriced souvenirs that will be shoved into a closet and forgotten when you get home；souvenirs that will never make it home because they're difficult or impossible to pack.
Mistake 9: Being careless with valuables
Violent crime is practically unknown in Venice, but--like many popular tourist destinations--the city is a magnet for pickpockets, purse thieves, and other crooks who prey on careless or inattentive visitors.
Mistake 10: Annoying the locals
Local people are very patient with tourists. Still, there are times when the natives (usually older ladies) can appear surly, and it's easy to understand why: Too many tourists are thoughtless or clueless when they're away from home, or they lack the urban skills to coexist with other people in crowded settings.
Mistake11: Not coming back
Venice isn't one of those places that you can see once and forget before you die.