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“4 to 5 days is enough”
Review of Venice 2000

Venice 2000
Ranked #46 of 304 Shopping in Venice
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We spent 2 weeks in Venice in a 2up 2down house. We wanted to live like the locals... the house was in the Canneregio which was mostly residential. After 7 days we had seen it all and loved it...but from then on we loved it less. The food was always the same...prepared rolls with filling from the cafe...the trattoria and ristorante had a good atmosphere but always the same food...and 2 weeks later all we wanted was bacon eggs and toast!...

Check out your apartment accommodation in detail...dont presume you will have a microwave/toaster/ TV or even easy chairs...we had none of those...
Buy a Venice card if you are staying any length of time as its 7 euro for one hour on the vaporetta ....or else buy a 12 or 24 hour ticket which are not good value as you will not be using it all the time...otherwise walk...
October was a good time to go...weather was 18 centigrade...and mild...
I bought a Murano glass necklace .genuine..but when I opened the box the rope chain had no clasp..
We loved the whole Venice thing but living there must be hard....shopping is a walk to the shops and back as there are no supermarkets or cars and the Aqua alta can affect transport and walking..
The canals can smell of seaweed and sewerage if the winds and tides get together
Its worth a train ride to Trieste...a beautiful city with good food and its easy to walk around...no bridges!!
All things considered we had a good time appreciating the uniqueness of Venice but we were happy to get home to our own house, food and car

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Just got home after a three week sojourn in Italy. Visited Venice, Florence and Rome. Venice was by far my favourite. Ditto for the rest of my group. Will send reviews for specific locations soon. Have to get over jet lag first.

Thank ngroyandme
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

I first visited Venice in the year 2002 as part of a Coach Tour of Italy. We were only there a day but I loved it so much that I took my wife for a week's holiday. We stayed within a 10 minute walk of St. Mark's Square at a small hotel called the Hotel Du Pozzi. We ate breakfast in a little courtyard at the side of the hotel and then walked to St Mark's Square before the ordinary tourists arrived from the airport and the mainland. Further visits have been made culminating in the most recent one when we started a cruise there in October 2012. There are over 400 bridges in Venice and near every one is a treasure. There are churches with pictures by famous artists on the walls worth many millions. there are wonderful views at every building's corner and scores of palaces on both sides of the Grand Canal. There are no cars, buses, motorbikes or scooters as all transport is either on the water or on foot down the many footpaths, streets and squares. There are plenty of restaurants in the main thoroughfares and it is easy to find somewhere to stop for a snack and a drink. In the evening in Mark's Square, there are orchestras playing and you can eat, drink and sit and listen to the classics. After 9 o'clock the square becomes quieter as the tourists return to the mainland or their cruise ships. By day, if you wish to avoid the crowds, you can sail to the other islands in the Venetian Lagoon or visit the beaches on the Adriatic Side of the Lido, a long strip of land protecting Venice from the sea. It would take many many pages to cover the attractions of Venice - you must go and look for yourself. It's unbelievable.

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

This was not my first visit but Venice was still an amazing destination. Fortunately it was perfect autumn weather so the water sparkled and the gracious and exotic buildings looked old and glorious. Take your best walking shoes as this is really the only way including of course the odd boat trip. In the back streets there were plenty of restaurants catering to all and the Rialto market is still fun and great for souvenirs. A gondola ride will take you to places otherwise not seen but St Marks Square and Basilica with the Doges Palace is the heart of Venice. The treasures to see in St. Marks are stunning and don't forget to visit the Bridge of Sighs that links the palace to the medieval prison, Palazzo Prigioni across the canal. Then there is the opera house 'La Fenice', Mozart's house and much more. The one negative is the numbers of tourists so best go in the winter to miss them!!!

Thank lafamosaItaly
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Magical. Enchanting. Breath taking. No matter how new you might be to travel or how jaded, Venice Italy is perhaps the only spot on earth that can steal the hearts and minds of young and old alike.

Surrounded by water, filled with small streets and colorful sights, it is the most perfect spot for the person that needs to learn to appreciate life.

There is absolutely nothing modern about Venice - the buildings are old and the streets seem to belong in another time period. You can be standing there in the 21st century and know how it was thousands of years before now.

The nay-sayers might cite how the streets are filled with modern stores (truthfully, not even New York's Madison Avenue has such an assortment of name, expensive shops) but don't forget - they are all housed in historically accurate buildings, on narrow streets, that add to the charm of it all.

The food is delicious, the people wonderful and even the canals have been cleaned and give the city an added feeling of romance.

There will be plenty of walking when you visit (it is approximately 181 islands connected by bridges) but once you get lost in the beauty and charm (you have to see the soft pastel buildings) you are only filled with the excitement of being there.

Thank Joe A
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