Venice Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Acqua Alta

    You will have seen how an important part of Venice is covered with water often above 1 m high, with a maximum of 136 cm, in these first days of December 2010. Tourists might think that Aqua Alta only...

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  • 2. Pickpockets, etc

    The best advice I ever got as a tourist was from the Rick Steve's guidebook, which I took to Venice in 2007. He says to NEVER put valuables in tote bags, purses, or pockets in any country you visit (...

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  • 3. Pigeons

    Many tourists seem to delight in feeding the local pidgeons. Some even lie flat on the ground in St Mark's square and somewhat bizzarely cover themeselves in crumbs. Well, each to their own but...

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  • 4. Art

    Business in Venice is… tourism, glass, carnival and art. I can imagine a large market for the first three things, but I can’t figure out to whom do they sell...

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  • 5. Dusk

    Dusk comes early and quick in winter. In my previous visits to Venice I didn’t notice it, but this time, the first one where I had the chance to see Venice...

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  • 6. Venetian bars

    Not really a warning, just a sigh of nostalgia.... for the old Italian bars, full of old men, gossip, and hearty 'primi'. Now they all seem to be falling into...

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  • 7. General Safety

    For a major Italian city, Venice felt particularly safe. At least on the main tourist side of it. On the mainland, across the long causeway, it didn't look so...

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  • 8. Work in Progress!

    Venices' churches, buildings, monuments, canals and pavements etc are no different to those in other cities, they all eventually need cleaning or repairing - So...

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  • 9. BEWARE of Venice Events

    Beware of a tourist company called Venice Events.We pre-paid for a tour with Venice Events but their tour staff failed to turn up and deliver the service. When...

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  • 10. Nut allergy problem

    Beware of the street vendors selling ice cream...I have a life-threatening nut allergy. I bought an ice cream from a vendor between St.Mark's Square and our...

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  • 11. Stairs and bridges and suitcases

    Okay, you want to visit Venice and you take your usually super-size me suitcase that contains everything including the kitchen sink. Big mistake in Venice;...

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  • 12. Free Water Taxi Trip to Murano Not so Free!!

    The friendly staff at our hotel had informed us that we could get a free water taxi ride to the island of Murano with a visit to a glass factory. The prospect...

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  • 13. You can easily get lost

    Believe me you set off from the door of your hotel (no not the water door) and turn into the narrow walkway...you go over a bridge and turn again and you come...

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  • 14. Watch fingers and toes

    Three things to mention for travellers. The boats land against the dock and sometimes when steppng on or off the boat there is a small chance your foot might...

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  • 15. Robbers picking locks on sleeper train cabins

    We just travelled on the overnight sleeper train from Venice to Paris-Bercy. We are Police officers and are very safety conscious but our experience was...

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  • 16. LACK OF TOILETS !

    The call of nature. Venice is NOT a good city to be a human. Dogs are allowed to poo all over the place, but not you. The local government website lists 10...

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  • 17. How NOT to see Venice

    Do NOT try to see venice this way. When we arrived on our last trip to Venice we were making our way onto the water bus. On the way we were passed by a lady who...

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  • 18. Restaurant bills

    It is kind of typical in Italian tourist places that both a service charge (servizio) of 12 % and a charge for bread and cutlery (coperto) of 1 or 2 Euro is...

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  • 19. Purchase/Validate your Vaporetto ticket

    You should have your ticket purchased and validated prior to boarding. If you can't do this, for example the vaporetto stop doesn't have a ticket office, (As I...

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  • 20. Romantic Godola Ride...

    So, you've planned your trip to Venice with your loved one, and a Gondola ride is a must do... maybe there is a plan for a celebration...or a...

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  • 21. Watch where you step!

    Venice is such a beautiful city, it's really hard to take your eyes off its colourful buildings and charming canals as you're walking around the streets....

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  • 22. Restaurants rip offs

    Be careful if you go to certain restaurants, the most touristic ones usually. Try to pick from the Menu list that has prices or if the waiter gives you recited...

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  • 23. Limited Internet Access

    Venice has very few cyber-cafés. They are hard to find, overpriced, and with quirky opening hours. Apparently there is limited demand for cyber-cafés (when I...

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  • 24. Italian Men - Very crude

    I have travelled all over the world including many parts of south America where the men are Macho. In Japan where they think they are superior to women and...

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  • 25. Danger for Venezia, and your pocket

    I didn’t find out yet how many of these huge cruise ships are sailing through Venezia’s lagoon per week (I am still searching). What I have read though is that...

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