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Help please, first time to Venice

basildon
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Help please, first time to Venice

We have booked 5 days in Venice at the end of October, just a few questions. Is it fairly straightforward getting from Treviso airport to Venice, have heard that there are regular buses etc., but do these run from the airport, and how much is the fare??

Also we will be in the Santa Croce area in s/c accommodation so any ideas on where we can go to eat fairly reasonably, and is the cost of basics in supermarkets etc., any more expensive than here in the UK?

Finally, having read Giacomo Casanova's memoirs, and staying - rather aptly - in an apartment named 'Lady Casanova' after Caterina one of Giacomo's many inherited nieces, does anyone know if there is a museum anywhere in Venice dedicated to one of it's most infamous sons.

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1. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

ATVO buses meet flights at Treviso Airport and whisk you to Venice. The fare is currently 5 euros.

Supermarkets can be tucked away and a bit hard to find in Venice, but they are there if you go looking. We usually stay around Dorsoduro, and use the one in Campo S Margherita, or the Billa supermarket on the Zaterre. Prices vary - some things are more expensive than the UK, some are cheaper, but overall there's not a great deal of difference (it depends on the exchange rate, of course).

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2. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

Santa Croce is very near the main bus station in Piazzale Roma, so you will probably be able to walk to where you are staying. post the address and you'll soon get directions.

From Santa Croce, the nearest supermarkets are the Coop in Piazzale Roma (a good range of food, prices similar to UK) and SMA in Campo Santa Margherita (more limited range but OK for basics, prices on the expensive side).

Campo Santa Margherita has several reasonably-priced bars and cafes as it is popular with students. Bar Sportivi is good.

No Casanova museum, but a plaque in Calle Malipiero (near the San Samuele vaporetto stop) marks his birthplace, and you can go on a tour of the Ducal Palace, the scene of his most famous exploit, escaping from the Ducal Prisons (the ones in the roof of the palace itself, not those across the Bridge of Sighs).

Casanova's mother was an actress at Teatro San Samuele (a few yards from the plaque in Calle Malipiero), which is now long-gone and a school occupies the site. However, the street name Calle del Teatro gives you a good indication of where this was. Just around the corner in Corte dei Muneghe is the site of Casanova's grandmother's house where he spent most of his childhood.

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3. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

If you do the Secret itineraries tour there is a lot about Casanova 's imprisonment,

The Santa Croce is a lovely area to stay very near the Rialto where there is reasonable Restaurants, and the market there is very good for Fish, and Fruit and Veg.

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4. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

Thanks to all for help and advice, will certainly check out the locations re: Casanova, and knowing about supermarkets/cafes/restaurants etc., is always handy when going s/c.

Have been to italy before and public transport has always been fairly good and quite reasonable, so my mind has been put at rest with regard to Venice being pretty much the same.

Cannot wait, have been planning to visit Serenissima for ages, a dream come true.

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Hey, were off to Venice in Oct and will also be our first time. We want to book this aprt but can only find it on BB planet and you can only pay by Credit Card, can i ask who you booked it through?

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6. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

If your apartment is near Campo San Giacomo Dell'orio, there is a Coop supermarket there, smaller than the one at Pizzale Roma, but it has most of what you need. the campo itself is lovely, sit at a tablefor coffee and watch the locals doing the shopping, while the kids play

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7. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

Santa Croce covers a large area, if it is the Rialto end there are quite a few reasonable eating places around there,

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8. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

www.eurocheapo.com/venice/features

best budget city guide use them a lot

a cheap place I like family eating Al Vaporetto no tip no cover

save a lot from 5 euro per person..

also all the oserias where the locals go...

Have fun,

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9. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

I am confused here I put Santa Croce and Holy Cross has appeared,

very strange,

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10. Re: Help please, first time to Venice

And now more it's done it again,