Venice is not reputed for being the ideal vacation destination for budget travelers. While it is, indeed, accessible to such visitors, Venice is not the cheapest site to stroll around. This is precisely why the Venice Card proves to be extremely useful.

The Venice Card is issued by the tourist authorities of Venice, entitling holders to free admission to sundry important sights, such as the Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower, Ca’Pesaro, Ca’Rezzonico and, generally speaking, to all the other museums or sights managed by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

On top of that, holders can enjoy the advantages of major discounts if they decide to attend certain reputed events and festivals of Venice. Shopping also seems more alluring for tourists who hold a Venice Card, as well as the local nightlife, with its mild romantic vibe (discounts to restaurants, bars and clubs). Sundry beaches or bathing establishments of Venice also become more accessible, and the constant exhibitions, concerts and organized tours in the lagoon do seem more appealing to Venice Card holders since, again, this tourist “paper” entitles visitors to discounts.

The card can be purchased from plenty of sale points (including from most of the tourist information offices): from Marco Polo Airport, from the Santa Lucia Train Station, from Lido di Venezia, Punta Sabbioni, Rialto, San Marco. Briefly put, Venice is replete with venues from where the card can be purchased, so buying it should not become an issue.

In order to learn more about the rules and manner of using the Venice Card, updated information on the foundations or tourist-oriented venues collaborating with the tourist authority of Venice (APT Venezia) in view of enhancing the openness of the city, precise advantages and benefits, please visit Hellovenezia.

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