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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €22–€30
  • Basilica di San Marco: free
  • Cicheti at All’Arco: €5–€15
  • Chorus Pass: €12
  • Organ vespers at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute: free
  • Spritz: €2.50–€4
  • B&B: €70–€180
  • Civic Museum Pass: €24
  • Happy hour in Piazza San Marco: €9–€15
  • Interpreti Veneziani ticket: €27
  • Dinner at Antiche Carampane: €30–€45
Top end (more than)
  • Boutique hotel: €180-plus
  • Gondola ride: €80
  • Palazzo Grassi & Punta della Dogana ticket: €20
  • Dinner at Da Rioba: €45–€60
  • La Fenice ticket: from €45

ATMs widely available; credit cards accepted at most hotels, B&Bs and shops.


  • Restaurants Tips of 10% are standard – though check to see that a tip hasn't already been added to your bill, or included in the flat coperto (cover) charge. Change is often left on the counter at cafes and bacari.

  • Hotels One euro per bag is standard for baggage handling; €1 per night for cleaning service is welcome.

  • Transport Tips may be given for gondolas and water-taxi service graciously provided, especially if singing is involved.