General Information about Venice
What clothes should I pack? Should I buy an Italian dictionary? Is Venice very expensive? To give you answers to your doubts, we have written a list of the most frequently asked questions and our observations about Venice.
Frequently asked questions
- What documents are necessary to travel to Italy and Venice? What countries need a visa to enter Italy?
- What public holidays do they have in Italy and Venice? When do the museums and monuments close in Venice? What are the best observances in Venice?
- What are the weather averages in Venice? When is the best time to visit the city? Is it very cold during the Carnival?
- What are the average daily costs in Venice? Is it expensive to eat out? How much money do I have to put aside for the trip to Venice?
- Will I be able to get by in English in Venice? What are the basic phrases and words in Italian? Will they understand me in the restaurants?
- When do the shops open in Venice? Are the stores open every day of the week?
- Is it possible to visit Venice for physically-challenged people? Are the hotels well prepared? Are the tourist attractions accessible?
Venice facts & figures
Pier at dusk
Venice has over 260,000 inhabitants.
If you are from the EU, you will only need a passport or an identity card to enter Italy.
Security and crime
Venice is a very safe city, but we recommend always keeping an eye on your purse or wallet, as there are pickpockets in the city center, especially in the most touristy areas.
Important telephone numbers
- Emergencies: 113
- Sanitary emergencies: 118
- Carabinieri: 112
- Area code for Venice: 041
- Italy country code: +39