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The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened in July, the new Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre has become my home from home and is hands down the best place to stay in…

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How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day in Bologna, I’ll show you how to experience the very best of Bologna in one day, with a range of things to do in Bologna…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was in Trento, I got to spend a few days exploring part of the Trentino region and fell in love with it.  If you are wondering…

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Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  Here you’ll find the details for how to get to Burano from Venice, the best things to do in Burano, and options for a Burano…

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What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

Souvenir shopping in Venice can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of shops and stalls selling an array of cheap gifts and trinkets, but if you are looking for authentic Venice souvenirs then you have to be a little choosier when deciding what to buy in Venice.  Avoid the fake knockoffs and check out these beautiful traditional souvenirs which will bring back memories of your time in Venice long after your holiday is over! What to Buy in Venice: Venetian Masks…

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Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

There are no roads on the island of Venice, so the public transport in Venice works a little differently than other cities.  However, once you have figured it out, getting around Venice is pretty easy although it can be expensive.  I’ve written this Venice transport guide to help you figure out how to navigate Venice like a pro – you’re welcome!  Also in the Venice Section: How to Visit Venice on a Budget Free Things to do in Venice The…

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What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

I adore food, so trying local dishes and regional specialities is always high up on my agenda wherever I go! Finding the best food in Venice was a priority when I came here, and I loved trying out all the different options!  These are my recommendations for how to find the best traditional food in Venice and details on what to eat in Venice, from snacks to drinks, seafood dishes and delicious desserts!  How to Find the Best Food in…

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How to Visit Venice on a Budget

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget Venice is best enjoyed in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn without the summer crowds and oppressive heat when you have a good chance…

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20+ Free Things to do in Venice

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, sadly, one of the most expensive cities to visit.  However, that isn’t to say that you can’t visit Venice on a budget, as there are lots of activities you can do in Venice without breaking the bank.  I’ve found 20+ free things to do in Venice, to help you enjoy everything this city has to offer for free.  From churches and museums to bookshops, gardens and incredible views,…

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How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, including how much is a gondola ride in Venice, and how to ensure you get the best deal on your gondola.  However, cheaper may not…

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