by Jessica Ru
A somewhat insiders take on lovely hidden gems and delicious food finds for the traveller looking to really explore Venice proper, beyond St. Mark's.
If you have the time, take the Vaparetto over to Lido for a beach day, strolling down the beach town street of S.Maria , buying lunch and towels along the way.
Boat / Ferry
Want to ride in a gondola but can't afford the cost? Take a short trip across the canal in a Traghetto, a gondola version of a ferry and much cheaper–2 euro.
As a bookworm, this new and used bookstore offering a multi-lingual selection at cheap prices with an option to trade-in for credit was my saviour. Fun journey.
The absolute best pizza in Venice, hands down. Also a brilliant patio to lounge at in the warmer months with a glass of Sgroppino to end the meal. Dinner.