My wife and I are traveling to Italy in early November. We will be flying into Venice and spending three nights there.
We want to rent an apartment so we have the ability to cook. We have found two that fit the bill:
one is 80 euros a night, and in the Santa Croce area, not far from the Giacomo Dell'Orio area; the other is 100 euros a night, in the San Marco area very near the Rialto bridge.
Questions: I know the Santa Croce area is less touristy (which is a plus for us), how do the two areas compare in terms of crime, "busy-ness", and convenience? We would rather stay off the beaten path a bit, and walking a bit isn't a problem for us.
Admittedly, I know next to nothing about Venice, but we are learning much as we go along.
This forum is great.