Staying in San Polo district anyone any suggestions of free things to visit & inexpensive cafes?
There are menus posted outside of all restaurants and San Polo is a great area for inexpensive meals.
The greatest thing about Venice is it is very compact and walkable and the best way to get to know Venice. You will make a new discovery around every corner. You can take an early morning walk to the Rialto Market and then over the Rialto Bridge. There is no admission into St. Marks. I love the views from the Rialto Bridge, Accademia Bridge and from the Salute vaporetto stop. I enjoy just relaxing on a bench in a square and watching the daily activity. Although a vaporetto ride is 6.5 euro it is well worth it for the ride down the Grand Canal.
You really needn't spend much money to enjoy Venice!
As Sophie says you cant beat the atmoshpere and thats free. A lot of free churches around, and piazza's. Get panini on the go for around 3 euros for lunch, or shop at the market stalls for fresh fruit and veg. I travel regularly to Venice on a shoestring and often come back with a few euros saved for my next visit. And go off the beaten path for restaurants, don't eat in San Marco square or near other tourist sites. Brek restaurant and Ae Oche pizzaria on Lista di Spagna are very reasonable.
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