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Venice on a budget

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Venice on a budget
While Venice isn't necessarily known for its bargains, there are great ways to experience this city's good life without spending a fortune.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Venice Vaporetto
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Venice Vaporetto

Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same scenic canals—is a ride via motorized Venice vaporetto. Think of it as public city bus on wheels, but with a far better view.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rialto Market
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Rialto Market

Located near the landmark and arched Rialto Bridge (which you’ll see pictured in countless photos of Venice), this busy daily market stands in the commercial center of the city alongside the city’s famed Grand Canal. Venetian locals and international tourists alike frequent this centuries-old market for fruit, fish, and vegetables.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Venice Urban Adventures
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Venice Urban Adventures

Local Experiences in Venice! Off the beaten path Food & Wine Tour in town!

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Naval History Museum & Arsenale
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Naval History Museum & Arsenale

Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lido Beach
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Lido Beach

Popular since the 19th century, this Venetian beach on the upper Adriatic Sea is the site of the Biennale International Film Festival, the world’s oldest festival of cinematography. In addition to sun and sand, you’ll find hotels located on and near this 12-kilometer long beach.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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