We all have our favourite apps on our phones to enhance our travels – here are some I found particularly useful on my recent trip to Venice.

Venice Travel Guide by Ulmon

Venice is a terrific place to explore, and is full of enticing side streets to wander through.  Who wouldn’t want to see what’s down an alley like this?

However, sometimes you do want to find your way, and paper maps can be unwieldy, not to mention confusing when the map is in Italian and the street signs are in the Venetian dialect.

Because of it’s unique geography, it can be difficult to get a reliable phone signal to follow an online map – Ulmon can be used a combination map and travel guide.


This is one of the most useful apps I’ve ever used, and was invaluable while using vaporetto (waterbuses) for transport – all you have to do is type in your starting point and where you want to end up and it will tell you which boat to catch and how long the journey will take.

There are vaporetto stops all over Venice – they look like this –

I highly recommend buying a pass and making use of this transport system, it’s effective, scenic, and saves your feet!

Hi!Tide – High Tide Venice

Depending on the time of year and the tides, this could be a very useful app indeed to have installed.

It tells you the times and heights of the tides for the next three days, and will also help you navigate your way around any flooding.

I hope you find these useful, and enjoy Venice as much as I did – there’s nowhere quite like it!