Venice receives 50,000 tourists every day and has 122 islands and 150 canals. It is a paradise, despite the crowds coming from the entire world, hotels where prices can triple from one day to the next (it is the contrast between "high season" and "low season" prices, depending more on the calendar than the demand) and the changeable climate, with heat like that of Naples, floods like in the Po delta and fog as can be seen around Turin.
In order not to miss a visit to this city that is unique in the world, you absolutely must reserve your accommodation before you arrive. With transport by a tour operator, to get a luxury palace (for about £555 per person for a weekend of two nights). With a hotel located in Mestre or in Lido to save money (the average price for the weekend is about £160). For the least expensive hotels you can expect to pay around £55 per night for a double room in a 2 star hotel.
Once in Venice, try to avoid the tourists traps that empty your wallet, for instance do not have coffee on a terrace, it costs £3, even next to the station. Standing up at the counter, an expresso is about £1. Get a vaporetto pass for a day (even though you are staying for the weekend) and use it to visit the islands (Murano, Burano) and go down the Grand Canal. Otherwise, walk as all of Venice is accessible on foot, and can crossed within an hour or two. To eat, a really good restaurant has prices of around £16 a dish. However, Venice also has supermarkets (campo Santa Margherita) and caterers (Rialto market) where you can buy anything for a delicious picnic, preferably to be enjoyed along the della Giudecca canal. Venice is quiet and superbly beautiful; a place of dreams when the weather is good.
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The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 30°C and 33°C.
Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.
Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).
High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), slight wind.
Near optimal comfort: moderate to light winds (between 6 mph and 7 mph) in a warm enviromnment (>24°C).
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