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Venice WI-FI – Let’s stay connected

7 May 2010 No Comment

There was a time when surfing the net in the City of Water meant expensive hours wasted on an Internet café.

Nowadays many accommodations in Venice, if not all, offer WI-FI access to guests, sometimes even FREE, in the comforts of their rooms but the city is taking a step further with Digital Citizenship transforming Venice into a traveler-smart’s destination.

Venice just got fully wired which means travel geeks and not-so could now connect to many WI-FI spots around the city while on the move. That will enable them to stay connected or even better to use the many online apps to make sure they are getting the best the city has to offer.

Although the broadband WI-FI service is free for residents, students and businesses only, tourists will not damage their budget with a €5 daily charge, €8 for 3 days or €15 for a week to use it. However, these rates apply only if you book it 3 days before you want to use it. If you wait till the last minute than charges are €8 for a day, €15 for 3 days or €25 for 7days. Register here at Venice Connected.

The areas in yellowish-green indicate the WI-FI spots

If you only need to quickly check out your mails you could pop in to the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Campo San Salvador, just minutes from the Rialto Bridge. You get only 1h of internet but it’s free and you could enjoy also regularly free exhibitions plus you can go back the very next days for more surfing.

McDonald’s fast food is not new to offer free WI-FI to the customers but for the cheeky one you could access it even without order a thing. Two locations in the heart of Venice:  one in Cannareggio and one close to St Mark square.

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