About the destination

On the shores of the Adriatic Sea lies the famous Italian city built on water, Venice. Like many Italian cities, Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is actually made up of 121 small islands, connected by bridges. You will not see any cars, everything is done on foot or by boat. You will be charmed by its architecture and its unique atmosphere.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in Italy to your financial institution.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


“Italy is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 6 °C 2 °C 34 mm
February 8 °C 6 °C 44 mm
March 11 °C 5 °C 53 mm
April 15 °C 10 °C 69 mm
May 21 °C 15 °C 73 mm
June 24 °C 18 °C 77 mm
July 27 °C 21 °C 58 mm
August 27 °C 20 °C 49 mm
September 24 °C 17 °C 64 mm
October 18 °C 11 °C 77 mm
November 12 °C 7 °C 62 mm
December 8 °C 3 °C 75 mm


The official language of Italy is of course Italian. It is possible to be served in English in most tourist places. However, it is still recommended to carry an instant translation application or a French-Italian pocket dictionary.

Things to do in Venice

Gondola or cab boat ride

It would be unthinkable to go to Venice without taking a gondola ride. What could be more romantic than sailing on an iconic little Venetian boat? This activity is so popular, however, that the experience becomes a little less exclusive. If you have a higher budget, taking a cab boat ride is probably even more magical! You will feel like a star of the 50’s or 60’s and really experience the “dolce vita” as you cruise the canals in one of these small, classic style, varnished wooden motorboats. You could even take this transportation from the airport to your hotel in Venice for an unforgettable arrival.

The Doge’s Palace

Once the seat of governance for the Republic of Venice, the Doge’s Palace is a must-see in the city. It is a symbol of wealth when the Republic was at its peak. Located in the famous St. Mark’s Square, the palace is located right next to the basilica, and on the other side is the famous Bridge of Sighs. This name, which one might think is romantic, is in fact not at all, since it refers to the sighs of the prisoners waiting for their sentences in a cell of the Doge’s Palace…

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