A February 2005 trip
to Venice by caromeow
Quote: A quick trip to Venice from Bern. We visited Milano on the way down, Verona on the way back up, and spent three beautiful nights in Venice. I now have an answer to the infamous question: What's your favorite place you've been to? VENICE!!
The Rolling Venice card (3€, good for 1 year) is a great deal for those under 29. It gives you discounts on restaurants, shops, hotels, etc., and you save 7€ on the 72-hour Vaporetti pass (normally 22€).
No matter how long you stay in Venice, you'll wish you'd stayed longer, so keep that in mind when making plans. This is not a city you want to do too quickly.
You might want an entire day or at least an afternoon just for wandering around the town.
Don't use your map too much; it will just waste your time. It's really difficult to find things, so it's best to just explore and come across the things you want to see. The major sights like San Marco and Rialto are marked on street corners with arrows, so you won't miss them.
Explore the islands.
Hotel | "B&B Rota"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 9, 2005
San Polo 1699
Restaurant | "Le Bistrot de Venise"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2005
Bistrot de Venise
San Marco 4685 Calle Dei Fabbri
+39 (041) 523 66 51
Trattoria Ai Frati
Fondamenta Venier 4
Museo Ebraica di Venezia
Secondly, and actually, this may be the FIRST thing you notice, there are rows of bras hanging from the ceiling as you enter. If you want a free T-shirt, wear a bra you don't mind giving away to add to the collection. The idea of this really offended me at first and maybe it still sort of does, but it's all just fun and games and the staff here is really friendly. It is a great place to hangout.
San Marco 5546
Attraction | "Galleria della Basilica"
Saint Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy 30124
Attraction | "Basilica Di San Marco"
Attraction | "San Michele"
San Michele Cemetery
Prague, Czech Republic