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Which Day is Best for Venice?

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Which Day is Best for Venice?

I'm visiting Milan for 4 days mid april.

Arriving 11pm on the 13th and departing afternoon of the 17th.

Wanting to visit Venice for a day trip.

Which is the best day to take in Venice, Saturday , Sunday or a Monday??

And what is the usual cost of a return ticket from milan to venice and which type of train should i take?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Venice will always be crowded, but if you can avoid the week end.

Re. train do a search on this forum or visit the trenitalia.com website

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2. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

thanks for the reply.

Tried a search but couldnt find any information on return ticket prices, just single travel.

Also, in milan/venice, which day are most stores/museums closed, sunday or monday?

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3. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Do not know about the Trains, but Monday would be the best day, I would think, the weekends there are really so crowded,

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4. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

thanks for your help. Monday it is then.

Prices for trains and schedule i can find out when i arrive in milan.

Is firstclass eurostar train alot better than 2nd class or are they roughly similar?

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5. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Train travel in Italy is inexpensive. The first Class supplement is small. There is a reservation fee for the Italian Eurostar trains - about 8 Euro. They serve you gratis espresso (undrinkable) or water and a biscuit. They are usually faster, as they stop less frequently. Check www.italiarail.co.uk, the UK site of Trenitalia. You can buy tickets online.

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6. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

I presume legroom is better within 1st class seating?

Is there any difference between ES and IC trains apart from journey times?

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7. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Eurostar are faster and usually more comfortable (especially 1st class, book it in advance).

PS: Personally, I'd spend 1/2 days in Milan and 4 in Venice, but this is only my opinion!

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8. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Eurostar are faster and usually more comfortable (especially 1st class, book it in advance).

PS: Personally, I'd spend 1/2 days in Milan and 4 in Venice, but this is only my opinion!

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9. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Reason why you couldn't find return fares is that they simply don't exist. A roundtrip ticket is double the price of a one way ticket. I know, you wish it were so simple up there in the UK....

As for trains, you may see that IC trains are marginally slower than Eurostar trains, but more frequent. Personally, when I take a day trip from Milan to Venice (which I do fairly oftern) I always take the first IC train at 6 AM and the last IC back a few mins before 8 PM.

Also, if you are into musuems, note that most of them are closed on Mondays. Enjoy anyway.

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10. Re: Which Day is Best for Venice?

Also, no need to splurge on ES trains, as legroom is not much different. There is instead a considerable legroom difference between 1st and 2nd on IC trains.