Our daughter is doing a study year abroad at Ca' Foscari starting in September and needs to set up an Italian bank account. We are going with her for the first week and hoping to stay in Giudecca as that is where her accommodation (Junghans) is based.
Would anyone be able to give us any info on setting up a bank account whilst in Venice, eg when banks are open, any ID she may need and if it is a straightforward process etc?
Also, any info regarding getting to/staying/eating in Giudecca or even any experience with the above mentioned student accommodation would be very much appreciated. Obviously we will need a vaporetto pass which I've been told is 50 Euros for the week (hopefully our daughter will get a discounted one for the year being a student). Would it be worth making a day trip (or 2) to the Lido beach and if so, is it easily/quickly reached from Giudecca?
We have been told a week will be too long to spend in Venice, that most people only stay 3 or 4 days and there won't be much to do for that length of time (which I find surprising). However, as we have various things to do with our daughter on arrival, we thought we could do with the extra few days to see and do everything and also in case of any delays/problems re university.
Sorry for the lengthy post!
Any advice greatly appreciated.