Doing Venice on a budget

By Philippa Stockley, Evening Standard

Last updated at 16:53 06 October 2003

Fancy a trip to Venice, but don't want to spend a fortune? Save money in these ingenious ways...

An espresso in Harry's Bar, ¿2.6 (a Bellini, ¿13)

A prosecco in Florian's, Piazza San Marco, ¿7

From Rialto market, ask directions to atmospheric ship-timbered Cantina do Mori, where fast-poured wines are sold by the glass: prosecco ¿2.10

Galleries are reasonable. You must visit the Accademia, Canal Grande: stuffed with mind-blowing paintings, ¿6.50. The Scuola Grande, ¿4. Some churches are free.

Essential three-day vaporetto pass, ¿2.

Sit outside and watch the strollers at Hosteria Al Vecio Bragosso - great fish dishes, fair prices; near the fish market. Strada Nuova 4386 (041 52 37 277).

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