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Venice, Italy: Hey, Tired Tourist, Keep Your Butt Moving! PDF Print E-mail

Already grossly expensive, the city’s officials have come up with another idea for fleecing visitors. No matter how elderly and exhausted you may be, know that illegal sitting in some restricted historic sites could cost you a hefty $500 fine.

Your travel4seniors.com editor has visited Venice several times over the past decades. It’s still a charming and beautiful destination today, but as with other popular tourist attractions, prices have skyrocketed. Cost of dining, hotels, gondola rides, walking tours and other features are much more expensive.

Actually, for many reasons, October and November are the best times to visit Venice. The weather is cooler, noisy summer crowds at San Marco Square and the Bridge of Sighs have gone back to work and school. Food, gondola, hotel and tour prices are down to almost reasonable. For current info, go to www.italyguides.it

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