We were there in October and had windy weather on all 4 days of our stay, except for 1/2 day of sudden heavy rain. Anyway, we’re lucky, there was no continuous rain and no flood at that time. Flooding has become a regular phenomena in recent days. Rising sea level, heavy rain and high tides, sinking Venice city day by day in the sea and environmentalist predict by the end of 2035 the entire city will be in the sea.
Residential area near our B&B. According to recent research, the population is declining from 70,000 in 1996 to 58,000 in 2011. Many Venetians are migrating to mainland Italy, due to high cost of living and no opportunities for businesses and jobs.
On the 2nd day of our trip we visited fish market.
This fish market and product market, which combined make up the Rialto Market. have been located here since the 11th century. This is an exciting venue with which to mix with the local Venetians and bustle of daily Venetian life here is much more exciting to view than the hustle and bustle of the tourists crowding the nearby Rialto Bridge.
Fruit and vegetable market.
Shops around market areas.
Toilets are expensive and there is toilet pass available for tourist. We didn’t buy the pass, it not worth.
Unique…. Traffic light on sea.
Here some of my tips for those who are on extreme budget:-
1). Don’t purchase travel-card, instead explore Venice on foot.
2). Don’t eat at restaurants, instead buy some ready made pizza and fast food from local supermarkets.
3). Don’t stay in the hotel, instead stay in B&B.
4). Don’t take gondola on sunny day, instead take gondola once the sky is darker. I mean before rain it’s cheaper. Check weather forecast.