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How to spend half a day in Burano

How to spend half a day in Burano

While there’s plenty to do in Venice, a half day to Burano is a definite must-do – especially for some Insta-worthy shots. You shouldn’t need more than a few hours there as it’s a relatively small island, and while I didn’t, there’s always the option to stop by Murano too. I didn’t do much research beforehand so I was a little unaware of what to see and do in Burano besides its coloured houses, so I frantically searched ‘what to…

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How to Visit Burano from Venice

How to Visit Burano from Venice

So you want to visit Burano? Well you’ll be glad to know that getting to Burano from Venice is really simple, it’s as easy a 1, 2, 3. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. 1 Purchase your ticket I walked to Fondamente Nove (F.te Nove) and located the ACTV ticket office. I bought an ACTV one day ticket for €20 (£17.73) from the ticket office, and then there was an LED board that told me line…

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How To Not Get Ripped Off on a Gondola in Venice

How To Not Get Ripped Off on a Gondola in Venice

Contrary to popular belief, the price of a Gondola ride in Venice is governed by law. Even more unknown, is the fact that this price is for the boat hire and not per person. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. So How Much is a Gondola Ride? It’s €80 for 30 minutes in the daytime, and €100 night time rate (after 7pm). What many don’t realise is that this is the cost for the ENTIRE boat,…

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Four Bizarre Facts You Should Know About Venice

Four Bizarre Facts You Should Know About Venice

Say Venice and you’ll likely start singing ‘Just One Cornetto’ in your head. But there’s a hidden side to Venice that you may not be aware of – some are just damn right strange! So here’s four facts about Venice you really ought to know. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. 1. They Invented Hair Dyeing You see that wooden frame atop that apartment, would you believe me if I told you that’s where hair…

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Why are there so many churches in Venice?

Why are there so many churches in Venice?

When strolling around Venice, it’s hard not to notice the immense amount of bridges and churches on what seems like every corner. And every street seems to bear ‘Campo’ in its name. But it all becomes clear when we learn that the first inhabitants of Venice came after the Romans solved the solution to fresh drinking water. Since there were no bridges, each ‘square’ that you see today will have been a grassy area. Each square will have been an…

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Should You Stay at Venice Backpackers Hostel?

Should You Stay at Venice Backpackers Hostel?

As Italy was going to be my first solo trip, it made sense to frequent hostels rather than a hotel room – as tempting as a double bed to myself would be! My research turned up Venice Backpackers House as a cheap Venice hostel – and the reviews seemed fairly ok! When I first arrived at Venice Backpackers Hostel I was scared out of my wits! I’d created this notion in my head that hostels would be crawling with cockroaches…

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