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“venice in spring”
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Venice 2000
Ranked #47 of 280 Shopping in Venice
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
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“venice in spring”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

venice proved to be such a disapointment took 3 1/2 hours to find hotel. people very impatient when asked for directions. cash needed when dining out and not displayed on door as we enterd had to find a atm after meal caused a scene. looked for directions for ticket selling for train trip at booking office on the grounds of train station met with very rude staff. yes venice has nice sites but or trip blighted by the people

Visited February 2013
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Kecskemet, Hungary
2 reviews
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“Venice carneval”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

It was beautiful,and like a a trip to the past to the old Italy.boat trip,small streets it was like a labirinth.the weather was rainy,but okay.

Visited November 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Venice”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Venice is a city located in northeast Italy sited in a group of small islands separeted by canals and linked by bridges. We went there in summertime and it was extremely hot but we enjoy the visit a lot! We stayed in the continent (Mestre) which was a wise decision because the island is very crowded and you have to carry your on bags. If you are loaded this would be a huge problem!
To reach the island you have to take a motorised public transportation named vaporetti (waterbuses), which ply regular routes along the Grand Canal.
The classical Venetian boat is the gondola and it is mostly used for tourists. One would say the ride is expensive! The secret is to bargain with the boat owners and never agree with the first price you hear. You will get lower prices for sure and the ride is magic! So enjoy your visit!

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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“Venice is magical”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

When we were in Venice this time, we experienced the high tide and knee-high flooding throughout the city. It was quite an experience, but would have been sad for anyone who'd never been there before. We were also there for a week in 2007, and the sun shone. It really is the most amazing place in the world, and there are so many sights to see. One I'd highly recommend is taking the vaporetta to Burano, a colourful, beautiful little village with all the homes in different colours. Watch lace being made, or just stroll along the narrow lanes and stop at one of the little cafés. Another suggestion is taking time to visit Lido. Also a short trip on the Vaporetta, but very different from Venice. If you want to get away from the crowds for awhile, this is the place to visit for a day. A beach, lovely restaurants and cafés and in early evening everyone comes out to strut their stuff...beautiful people in beautiful clothes, meeting for an apperitif, greeting friends. Lovely.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney
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17 reviews
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“4 to 5 days is enough”
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

Visited October 2012
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