Useful information for your trip to Venice
- Shops: 9 - 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
- Markets: 8:15 am to 7:00 - 8:00 pm
- Restaurant: Lunch 12 - 2.30 pm. Dinner 6:30 - 10:30 pm
- Chemists: 9:00 - 12:30 pm and 4:00 - 7:30 pm.
- Most museums are closed on Mondays
Local time: GMT+1.
Spoken languages in the main tourist areas: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German; basic Japanese, basic Chinese, basic Russian
Electric System: 220 V (European Standard)
Local Currency: € (Euro)
International Country Telephone Code: +39 - City Telephone: 041
- French Consulate 0.3 miles (Castello 6140 - 30122 Venice - Tel: +39 041 522 4319)
- German Consulate 0.6 miles (S. Croce 251 - Palazzo Condulmer - 30135 Venice - Tel: +39 041 523 7675)
- U.S. Consular Agency 7.5 miles (Aeroporto Marco Polo - Viale Galileo Galilei, 30 - 30030 Tessera - Tel +39 041 541 5944 - Fax +39 041 541 6654)
- British Consulate 170 miles (Via San Paolo, 7 - 20121 Milan - Tel: +39 02 723001 - Fax: +39 02 864 65081)
Travelling tips - Packing list:
- A comfortable pair of shoes, chances are you will be walking your way around Venice.
- An easy to carry luggage, if you are planning to reach your final destination by foot.
- An umbrella or a rain coat, as it will make your life easier in case of rain.
- An anti-mosquito lotion when travelling in spring and summer.
- A hat, sunglasses and sun tan lotion. They will come handy during the warmer months. And don't forget to drink plenty of water during the day to avoid a sunstroke.
- A photocopy of your social insurance card and passport, as a safety measure you can take them with you and avoid carrying around the original documents.
- A current transformer, if the voltage in your country is not 220V.
- A scarf or a shawl: visiting churches or other religious locations during the warmer months, you may be asked to cover your bare shoulders as a sign of respect. You don't want to miss a visit because of a minor forgetfulness.
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