Handy Info Venice

Just some general information about Venice that is handy to know!

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General information about Venice

Payment:                                                                      By euros (€)
Country code (phone):                                              +39041
City code (phone):                                                      +39
In case of emergency (phone number):                 118 (ambulance) 112(police)
Police number (Theft or other stuff):                     055 203 911
Electricity:                                                                    220 Volt

Typical of Venice
– Espresso
– Canals

ATM services in Venice

In Venice, an automated teller machine or cashpoint is a “bancomat.” You’ll find bancomats all over the country, usually on the outside walls of banks. Make sure if the bancomats has a logo of the meastro card otherwise you can’t take cash. When you pay with credit-card know that they impose surcharges on foreign transactions, and these surcharges can range from 2 to 4 percent or more. If you have several credit cards, learn which one has the lowest surcharge, and use that card for your trip. In the smaller shops and restaurants is it possible that you can’t pay by credit card.

Safety in Amsterdam

Venice is generally a safe city. There is a lot of police on the streets.
As in all large cities pickpockets are more active in busy places and in cafés, bars and restaurants. Especially in the summer season you need to pay extra attention when you’re on public transport and when you’re at touristic places

Post office services in Venice

Spread over Venice you will find different Postal boxes. The post boxes are red. It doesn’t matter at what time of the day you go to the post office because it is always busy. When you go in they work with a number system, if your number shows up its your turn. The post office opens at 8-30 and is closed at 2pm.

Public holidays of The Italy

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Italy are:

1 Januari New years day
6 January Epiphany
Easter Monday Easter Monday
25 April  Libaration Day
1 May International Workers Day
2 June Republic Day
15 August Assumption Day
1 November  All saints Day
8 December Immaculate Conception
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Stephen’s Day

How late do the stores open and close

The shops open at 09:00 till 19:00. Smaller shops often close in the afternoons and re-open in the evenings.
On Sundays, most shops are closed, as are many restaurants (though some will open for lunch).