Venice Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Venice

  • 1. Gondole

    Guys like this one, dressed in the traditional Venetian clothes, can be seen all over the place, especially in the most crowded areas of Venice. But if the season is good and the city of Venice is...

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  • 2. Fake handbags, street sellers

    watch out for the African Vendors selling 'Gucci' 'Fendi' and 'Prada' purses. They are not real of course, but if you are willing to spend $50-$100 Euro for a pretty good imitation then go for it. You...

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  • 3. Harry's Bar

    As a Venetian , really, I tell you Not to go inside Harry's Bar unless you understand before what this place means : Harry's Bar is part of the City's history , the place has an incredible Charme and...

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  • 4. Pigeons

    Watching the pigeons swarm all over the people in the piazza (and how silly they act). One sits at the cafe calmly sipping on a cup of coffee. By far the most expensive cup of coffee i have ever had...

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  • 5. Bridges

    When I was young I practiced much sport. That allowed me to understand the true meaning of the obstacles in the 3000 meters race. The hurdles, the wall, the...

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  • 6. Campanile

    One of Venice's landmarks, this tower, almost 100 meters high, is a temptation. From the top… Well, after 8 € and variable but generally long time in the line,...

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  • 7. International bus arrival at Tronchetto

    All international buses leave and arrive now from Tronchetto, in quite a distance towards the tourist bus parking lot there are now some food stands (and some...

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  • 8. Cup of Coffee on St Marks Square

    I knew it would be a tourist trap. I knew it would be frightfully expensive. Alas, i sat down to have a cup of coffee and watch all the tourists make fools of...

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  • 9. Peggy Guggenheim

    Okay, not quite a tourist trap but a warning/hint...You cannot take photos with cameras inside the buildings. It's a shame because there are so many beautiful...

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  • 10. St Mark's Square ---you can do it!

    Everyone knows that St.Mark's Square is busy, busy, busy during the Summer.So, if you are in Venice during May-September do go to St.Mark's Square ---but very...

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  • 11. A trip to Murano is included

    Well there is an island I visited many many years ago...there was a cafe...there were outside markets...and it started with "M" or so I thought. I bought a...

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  • 12. La Bricola San Marco 475-6 ... Restaurant thieves

    Restaurant thieves of Venice !!!The waiter chats you up with niceties, explaining they have fresh fish, "non troppo grande per due", not too big for two. When...

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  • 13. Overpriced 5* Luxe Hotels.

    Venice counts a number of Palace 5* Luxe Hotels. Some are famous because located on the Grand Canal like the Gritti, Europa & Regina, Bauer or the Danieli on...

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  • 14. You want to drink your beer "inside" or "outside"?

    We also made a similar experience like the "sandwich" thing you had. We went to a small "Kiosk/Bistro" and ordered 4 drinks (obviously, we all know the...

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  • 15. Year-round restoration work in Venice

    When you visit historic cities like Venice, you have to expect that there will be some restoration work going on, but I don't think I'd ever seen quite as much...

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  • 16. Renovation works

    During a previous journey in 1995, I had been able to observe the state of decay of numerous buildings situated on the Grand Canal. Walls eaten away by the...

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  • 17. A Sickening Symbol of the Basterdization of Italy

    If you've seen and read my revised trip notes on Florence, then you'll know how I feel about the basterdization of Italy. Well, there is no better example of...

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  • 18. Whole of Venice a Big TOURIST TRAP

    You have no option once you have decided to visit Venice you are already set in the Trap. Everything from water/ transport/ tickets/ coffee/ food are all...

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  • 19. The biggest tourist trap in Venezia… sorry,

    …but this are we ourselves, the tourists. And I fully understand and support Venezia’s officials’ pricing policy. Just imagine that only 20% of us tourists stay...

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  • 20. How to tell a touristy restaurant from a good one?

    When in Venice, tired and looking for a place to eat, how does one decide which restaurant to choose when there are so many of them around? Here are a few...

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  • 21. Beware of the Tourist Menus

    When choosing a tourist menu at a restaurant, check if the price shown on the menu really includes everything (service, covert, taxes, etc.). If you really...

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  • 22. Travel weather

    Venice is worth a journey at each season: during the quiet winter months just like in the loud high summer months. The most pleasant months in Venice are May,...

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  • 23. Free map of Venice

    To be honest, I found Venice full of little tourist traps. One of the things which really annoyed me was the fact that the Tourist Information Office doesn't...

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  • 24. MUSIC COSTS MONEY !

    STOP!It’s a lovely warm night. You are walking across the Piazza San Marco. Music drifts all around you. You see live music being played and you decide that you...

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  • 25. Overcharge the Touristas--Maybe its the law!

    In many restauraunts, especially in larger groups w/mucho vino comsumed-o; and particularly if your friendly wait staff poses for photos w/your group...triple...

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