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Public Holidays in Venice and the rest of Italy

As a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Italy observes numerous public holidays. National public holidays on which shops and offices remain closed are listed below.1 January: New Year's Day6 January: The Feast of the EpiphanyMarch/April: Easter an...

Currency

As in most European countries, the currency of Venice is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted, so be sure to change dollars, etc. at one of the currency exchange offices located throughout the city. Most shop...

Dos and Don'ts

Expect to be pushed and jostled in places where it's busy. It's not considered impolite, so try not to let yourself be irritated by it. During dinner, the man always pours the wine. Italian men think it's unfeminine for a woman to do this. Shake hand...

Emergency number in Venice

Like other cities in European Union countries, Venice's emergency number is 112. This number connects you to the police, the fire department and the ambulance service. If you need help quickly, you can use your mobile phone to telephone this number f...

Venetië is de meest romantische stad van Italie

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