Some practical, useful and necessary information for your visit to Venice and the Veneto:
Museum and churches
Entrance to churches is permitted with shoulders covered and Bermuda shorts up to the knees. On Sunday morning is not possible to visit the churches.
It is generally not permitted to enter museums or churches with large bags or backpacks. Museums have a free left-luggage service, for St Mark’s Basilica there is a paid left-luggage service in St Mark’s Square.
Access to many Italian museums must be booked during the weekends, preferably online. During the week (Monday-Friday) tickets can be purchased directly from local ticket offices. I will provide you with the link to the official website of the museum and St Mark’s Basilica for booking and advice and information about how/when to do it.
Restaurants, high tide, transportation
If you need some good tips of restaurants or hotels, write to me. I live in Venice and I like good restaurants too! 😃
In autumn and winter the city can be flooded for a few hours by high water, don’t worry, if the MO.SE (dam) is not active, I will help you to organize your itineraries according to the altitude of Venice, and equipped routes on footbridges
The pedestrian circulation in San Marco and the entrance to the churches and museums may change when the tide is high
Venice is a city where you can only walk or travel by boat
I will try to organize your time in the best possible way.
Accessible Venice/Accessible itineraries
Venice city is built on islands connected with 400 bridges. To organise better your visit and to be able to give you the best advice, please let me know in advance if you are using any wheelchair or agility scooter.
Here is a list of accessible itineraries on the website of the Municipality of Venice (In Italian)
Here a useful map of Venice accessible
Public trasportation : //www.actv.it
Civic Museums of Venice //www.visitmuve.it
Marco Polo Airport: https://www.veneziaairport.it
Arriving by train: www.trenitalia.it
Qualified guide of the city of Venice and Veneto Region
Make sure that your guide follows sustainable and respectful working criteria for Venice and make sure your guide is licensed, before booking.
Until 2024, every licensed guide was registered in the register of the Region or Province where he or she had specialised and passed the qualification exam (in practice of the territory he or she had studied in depth). The rule served to protect the customer and guarantee the standard of quality. If you want to know the list of licensed guides in the Veneto provinces as at 2024, click on the link. (lista guide abilitate della Regione Veneto). Next to the name you will find the initials of the province where the guide originally qualified and studied.
Becoming a tourist guide in Venice is a choice that is the result of love, study, respect and passion for the city; it is not enough to be “local” to have the right skills and cultural knowledge of the city.
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