Respect for Venice, a top priority for everyone: tourists, guests and locals!

Few other places in the world are such a privileged tourist destination as Venice. For centuries it has been top of the list in every Italian and foreign traveller's dreams. Recently, however, there has been increasing talk about a decidedly overcrowded Venice, especially in the more popular, more interesting areas, such as St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and the typical Venetian alleyways nearby.
The recent #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign has actually been working on this topic which, as Locanda Art Deco, we fully support.
It doesn't take much to make the experience in our city unforgettable: just a little respect, care and attention is all it needs. Tiny rules of conduct to preserve the authenticity of Venice and blend the tours for tourists and guests into the locals' daily life.


#EnjoyRespectVenezia is the campaign promoted by the City of Venice to encourage visitors to behave responsibly and respect the beauties of the environment, the landscape, the artistic works and the identity of Venice and its inhabitants. The objective is to raise awareness of the impact of tourism and to advertise a way to travel responsibly that will help sustainable development.  
For all information we suggest you read the official on-line page of #EnjoyRespectVenezia >

To give you an example of what you'll find, here are a few of the rules for visiting Venice to help preserve the extraordinary beauty of this place. They are also subject to fines by the local police.
Not everyone knows you are not allowed to:

  1. sit in St Mark's Square outside the specifically marked spaces.
  2. sit beneath the arches and on the steps of the Procuratie Nuove, Ala Napoleonica and the Sansovino Library, in Piazzetta dei Leoncini, under the colonnade of the Ducal Palace, in Piazzetta San Marco and on the jetty.
  3. stop to eat or drink, with the exception of public spaces for commercial use and in specifically identified dining areas.
  4. throw or abandon paper, bottles or any kind of solid or liquid waste on public soil.
  5. hold up pedestrians and vehicles by loitering on bridges and in alleyways.
  6. dive, swim or get wet in any of the small or main public canals, in St Mark's Basin or in any stretch of water near the City of Venice.
  7. walk through the streets, stop in public places, travel on public or private transport in a swimsuit or bare-chested.

We look forward to seeing you in Venice!

You'll find the Locanda Art Deco in St Mark’s district. We like to recommend special places for our guests to discover all there is to see in Venice. We look forward to welcoming you to our little hotel.