Tourist Information  Venice

Tourist Information Venice

Venice is a nice and friendly city. The Venetians are always willing to help you and you can always get extra information at the tourist offices in the city. But here we will already give you some helpful tourist information and travel tips for your citybreak Venice.

Currency in Italy

In Venice the currency is euro, just like in the rest of Italy and in most of the other countries of the European Union. You can easily change travellers cheques or foreign money at banks or at the airport. Sometimes it is also possible at hotels, but normally at a less convenient rate. Also credit cards like MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club are widely accepted in Venice. But be aware that maybe some small shops and restaurants will only accept cash.

Time zone in Venice

The standard time zone in Venice is UTC/GMT + 1 hour. But during the Central European Summer Time the time zone is UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Language in Italy

Venice is used to receive lots of tourists from all over the world. So if you don´t speak the beautiful Italian language, English will also do.

National Holidays Venice 2010

1 January: New Years Day
6 January: Epiphany
4 April: Easter Sunday
5 April: Easter Monday
25 April: Liberation Day
1 May: Labour Day
2 June: Anniversary of the Republic
15 August: Assumption of the Virgin
1 November: All Saints´ Day
8 December: Day of Immaculate Conception
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Santo Estefano

Alarm numbers Italy

Hopefully you don´t have to use them, but it´s always good to know the alarm numbers of the city you are visiting. The alarm numbers of Venice are:

Ambulance: 118
Police: 113
Fire department: 115

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