Thank you we are going next week and have been looking for some money saving tips!
unfortunatley you can't its the city rule all same price
bargin....back from Venice 3 weeks now, loved it. Beautiful city, odd smell of sewers (nothing major), lots of people (what city isnt full of people), hardly any pigeons in St Marks Sq. Gondola ride was beautiful, lots asking to share cost/ride so options available. We loved it
Hotel Filù Is a nice little up to date hotel. Places to eat ( copy pasted from a previous post I made): Its not too bad if you don't eat in St Marks square, there are also plenty of take away pasta places that are very reasonable. Also grab some snacks and stuff from the Spar! Dal Moro's Fresh Pasta To Go (just off St Marks) Pasta&Sugo (near Campo San Barnaba, as featured in Indiana Jones) - has happy hour with pasta + prosecco for 5 euros Handy (around the Jewish Ghetto) for Gelato McDonalds also in the north right of the Ghetto... get some fries and a cheap beer If you go to Murano there is a tiny little sandwich shop that makes amazing toasted sandwiches, no idea of the name but its at 87 Fondamenta Manin You can buy 1ltr of Moretti Beer from a convenience store near Handy, for 1 euro!! So Venice can be cheap!
We went August two years ago. Wasn't too crowded. Hotel splendid was excellent.. Did an evening gondola trip. Had about 3 days and really enjoyed it. Hotel window opened 1st floor onto canal and no smells. Had a meal at a top hotel restaurant, with table right next to canal. Loved Venice. Love Italy. Highly recommended.