Venice is considered expensive. Stories about a big beer
at St. Mark's Square for 15 Euros or a simple dinner for
50 Euros per person are often told by tourists.
with such prices really exist in Venice. They are real
tourist traps. But you don't have to go there. Basically,
the gastronomy in Venice away from the 3 or 4 extreme tourist
areas is at most 20 to 30 % more expensive than elsewhere
in Italy. A good pizza with a drink for around 10 euros is
also possible in Venice.
Buy tickets for waterbuses
It is not always easy to
buy tickets abroad. You don't know where to buy tickets,
foreign ticket machines are difficult to use, there are
language problems, queues, etc.
The 1, 2 or 3 day valid
tickets for the waterbuses (ferries) in Venice are needed
by almost every tourist. These tickets can now be bought
on this english website.
The tickets for the bus
from Venice airport to the city are available
on this page in English language.
You should be very careful when it comes to rip-offs
around St. Mark's Square, around the
Rialto Bridge and
around the Santa Lucia train station. If you go into one
of the thousands of side streets not visited by
tourists, you will quickly find a nice restaurant.
Our tip: Great Street-Food-Tour through Venice
The main reason why tourists eat
fast food in Venice is the high prices and the rip-off
in many restaurants. You quickly pay 25 Euros and more
per person for a mediocre to bad lunch. In the
following, we describe how one can learn a lot about
the cuisine of Venice for little money and how one can
try some interesting local dishes:
There is a 2.5 hour tour of the old
town of Venice on the theme of culinary delights and
local food. You walk in a small group with a great
guide through typical restaurants and bar only a few
meters away from the big tourist streams. Our guide
Veronica showed us a lot in 2,5 hours. Since the group
is rather small, the insider tip tour on the subject
of Venetian food has a personal touch. Every question
is gladly answered. It was a really great tour. The
"Street-Food-Tour", as the tour is officially called,
costs only 29 Euro including some snacks in some
restaurants. You can try the typical Venice cicchetti
(comparable to the more famous tapas from Spain). In
our opinion this city tour through Venice is a real
More info and booking on this link
Many visitors to Venice are looking for a quick snack or
fast food. They don't come to Venice to see well, but to
see the sights. In the following some tips where you can
eat fast and inexpensive. Most of them are close to the
main alleys between the train station and the Rialto
bridge. In our experience, there are a lot of hungry
visitors to Venice here.
with fried delicacies such as seafood and chicken. The
street snack bar is about 400 metres from Santa Lucia
railway station towards the Rialto bridge. Address: Campo
San Leonardo , district Cannaregio 1587, Venezia
The Frito Inn is very busy even in
winter (see picture). The chicken nuggets, fried fish,
fried vegetables and above all various seafood are popular
in the fast food restaurant. We liked the calamari very
much. A real Italian snack.
Mc Donalds is also on the way from
Ferrovia to Ponte Rialto (railway station to the Rialto
bridge). Address about: Strada Nuova, 3885, Venezia.
For Venice the Mc
Donaldīs is of course inexpensive and therefore very
popular. There is a lot going on here during the summer
rush hours. As far as we know, it is the only Mc Donaldīs
on the island of Venice, on the mainland there are some
more like in the railway station Mestre and in the
shopping centre Porte di Mestre.
The Burger King is only 100 meters from
the train station. You simply cross the
Canale-Grande-Bridge (Ponte della Scalzi) and stand in
front of the entrance. During our visit in winter 2016 /
2017 some smaller menus only cost 3,99 Euro.
Good and not expensive in this area
around the train station are also some restaurants in the
Jewish quarter around the square Campo del Ghetto Novo.
This is where the word "ghetto", used in many languages
today, was created. The Jews of Venice had to live here in
past centuries. Geto means foundry in Italian. There were
many iron foundries in the Jewish quarter. In some
restaurants you can eat kosher nowadays very well and not
Important: This article was translated by a
non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.