Save yourself and download the applications to live and visit Venice.
In Venice, many things seem more complicated than in other cities. But if you download the right applications, it will be more comfortable. Discover what the five useful apps for living and visiting Venice are.
Going around in Venice: Chebateo
Vaporetti (public transportation) that come and go, it is not always easy to understand timetables and connections. CheBateo takes care of it: you can enter the stops or lines and rely on them. They don’t miss a beat. The app is free, but if you like it, you can offer a spritz to its makers and thus contribute to its maintenance.
You can download it from the various stores or on the CheBateo website.
It is also available in Venetian, Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
High tide: check on HI!TIDE
High water is a problem that fortunately affects the city only at particular times of the year. But maybe it is precisely the time of year when you decided to come and visit Venice. If you are Venetian, the app can also be useful at other times if maybe you have to organize the transportation of something, and you know that you still need a normal tide condition. HI! TIDE will take care of it and help you understand what to do.
Simple to consult thanks to the use of colors, it gives you the forecast for the next three days.
Fancy water bottle is you best friend? Download Fontanelle
Buying a reusable water bottle is always a good idea. It is even more so in Venice where you can count on a discreet network of drinking fountains where you can fill it: save the cost of plastic bottles, reduce your ecological footprint, and the water will always be fresh. Perfect, isn’t it?
Just open the geolocation, and you’re done. The app then does not only concern Venice, and you can also activate it for other cities for less than two euros one-off.
Venetian Addresses are not a problem if you download iZioleti
In Venice, the addresses divide by sestieri and then the house numbers. But no Venetian would tell you to go and have coffee with him at Castello 1566 (random number). The Venetians know that it is easier to explain how to reach their address by giving you the name of the square (campo) or the street and some references such as “near the pharmacy”, “after the bridge on the left”.
Also, remember that the house numbers in Venice are a nice puzzle due to changes in the area and stratifications of the time. Google Maps is often inaccurate, and you can’t rely on it that much.
If, in any case, you have an address, but you don’t know where to find it, you can download iZioleti, choose the area, enter the house number, and it’s done.
The app is free and very easy to use. You can also find this in the various stores and on the iZioleti website.
When you need help, use the app Bagni Pubblici
When you are away from home and need to use the restroom, because maybe you are out and about all day, you have two possibilities. Enter a bar, order something, and ask to use the bathroom, or you can use the public toilets.
In Venice, restrooms are scattered a bit throughout the city. The cost is € 1.50) (2020), but there are concessions for over 65s and people with disabilities.
The toilets are equipped for people with disabilities and some of these facilities are equipped with a changing table / nursery for children.
I have always found them very clean because they are continuously monitored.