how to stay and eat in budget:
Venice is expensive, there’s no getting away from that. And the most expensive parts of most people’s budget when they visit the city is the hotel and cost of eating out. But, if you know where to look and how to book, there are places where you can stay and eat at extremely competitive prices.
For example, when booking hotels, check websites carefully: you may find last-minute places at knock-down prices. Even better, go when the city’s empty – between the end of October and the beginning of February. It may be chilly, but the winter light can be beautiful and a room in low season can cost less than a third of its high-season price.
To eat (reasonably) inexpensively and well, avoid any establishment with a super-cheap menu turistico: the food will most likely be dire. Instead, seek out bacari (traditional wine bars) where you can graze on cicheti (bar snacks), or grab a place and a plate at the counter where charges are lower than for a table.
If you do opt for the luxury of a table in a bacaro or a smarter restaurant, remember: you are not obliged to eat three courses or order an expensive bottle. A carafe of house plonk and a pasta dish will fill an empty stomach without breaking the bank. Lunchtime menus are usually much cheaper than evening ones too, so consider having your main meal at midday, and a pizza in the evening.
If you are planning to visit Venice, plan in January, because you can visit one of the best festival in Italy called carnival, Festival dates are often not posted on websites until just before the event (or may even be posted incorrectly, especially in Italy). Verify the correct festival dates before planning a trip around a specific festival.