Since the beginning Inside Venice has always had the purpose to recount Venice through its people, its places and the ideas of those who live in the city. It has also aimed at showing a lively and contemporary city, at connecting those who came to visit it and those who chose to live in it.
For this reason we thought we could give you some advice to live Venice at its best, in harmony with its inhabitants, as a “temporary resident”:
- Before arriving in the city, inform yourself! It is a city full of things to do, places to see and hidden corners to discover. Do not consider the city centre solely. Venice is also made of its many islands and its frail, precious, marvellous laguna. Organise your trip in order to enjoy your trip at its fullest with unique and authentic experiences.
- When you take the vaporetto, remember that at each stop there will be someone ready to hop on or off. Try to make space for them and avoid blocking the entrance.
- When you are walking through the city, think of those who may be in a hurry, as those who have to reach their workplaces everyday by foot, and try not to occupy the whole width of the calle!
- Do not use Google Maps! The city is too intricate, with its thousands of calli and many, many bridges, to be enclosed in a cell-phone! Ask for directions and for our map, and if you get lost, enjoy it.
- When you decide to take a picture from one of the bridges, remember to not take too long as many people cross them and you might become an obstacle.
- We recommend you not to bathe in the laguna! Both for reasons of urban decor and safety ones, as the water of the canals is extremely dirty. If you want to go for a swim, choose Lido or Pellestrina for a nice dive!
- In Venice tap water is drinkable and it actually tastes good! You can also find it in various fountains scattered throughout the city. Help us contain plastic use with a simple gesture: use a reusable bottle or recycle a plastic one by filling it with “the mayor’s water”. Help us make Venice (and not only) a better place!