Finding good food is not that easy , generally anywhere you travel to you should avoid restaurants around the touristy areas. Look for hidden places that aren’t in obvious areas. I have a great tip in my City guide.
Eat at restaurants with small limited menus this will mean that the food is fresh and usually get made from scratch. A huge menu with many options usually means that the food will be defrosted.Especially if you ask if they could leave something out and they can not , then you can be sure it will be something that will be defrosted.
Buy one of those compact yellow disposable poncho raincoats and keep it with you for incase a rainstorm comes down. You can get these at most of the vendors.
If you go on a Gondola, take one at sunset this will give you the best light for photos.
Want to really see the city at ease and without irritation? Get up at 6 am and be out of your hotel by 6:30 am roam the streets and St. Mark’s Square with the few serious photographers out. This will also you give you good light for your photos and not a million strangers will be in the photos. You get the city at the most quiet and calm time and you can really take it all in. You see how it comes alive around you. Go back to your hotel for breakfast after.
The ticket you buy to get to Venice City on the water bus is valid for 24 hours. So ask the cashier to test it first before you buy a new one if you travel again on the water bus.
Photos by Lisa Trocchi