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Venice – Important Information

At a Glance

Local Currency

Euro (€ or EUR)

Local Time 

GMT +2

Official Language

Italian and Catalan

Visa Information

Italy Visas

Power

Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins.

Local Weather

In Venice, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 83°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 90°F.

Tourism Website

Italia

Venice Official Tourism Website

The Venice Insider

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Venice

Health Tips

Health Tips for Venice

Hospitals

Ospedale SS Giovanni e Paolo

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Italia Kids

Great AuPair

Baby Gear Rentals

MamaRent

Babonbo

Travelbaby

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

According to the Italian law, any time you sit in a vehicle fitted with seat belts, it is mandatory that you use them. Children who are under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4 ft, 9 in) must use appropriate child restraints.

Transportation Services

Venice is a very walkable and not large in size. The most common mode of public transportation in Venice is the vaporetto boat. For a true Venetian experience you can enjoy a gondola ride to get to your destination. Licensed water taxis are a costly way to get around Venice, though they may prove handy when you’re late for the opera or have lots of luggage. Just remember to negotiate the price before you get in. For more information on Venice transportation, follow this link.

Emergency Services

Police

112/113

Fire Department

112/115

Ambulance

112/118

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

You are not expected to tip at restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. If the service is exceptional, it is okay to give a good tip, although this is never expected.

Important Holidays

Venice Public Holidays

Safety Issues

Venice is generally not a dangerous city, so for the most part you can walk safely by its canals and campos. However, be careful with pickpockets, who tend to gravitate toward heavily congested areas.

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