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Venice info please

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1. Posted by Dan190984 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi all,

I am travelling to Venice for Valentines day with my girlfriend on the 13th Feb next year. We are staying on the border of San marco and Castello at

Hotel Commercio & Pellegrino
Castello, 4551/A,
30122 Venice, Italy

If anyone can give me any info on what we should definately do in the 2 days we have it would be great.

Also a detailed desription of how to get to the hotel from Marco Polo Airport would be very handy.

How much money will we need for 2 1/2 days? I understand it to be expensive so if anyone can recomend some cheap yet nice restraunts that would be great.

Can't wait to travel.


2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Your best bet for Venice info is to check links,accomodation,"destination" at top of this page and you will find very detailed info you can browse at your will.
A cheap guide book in WHSmith will also give you all and any info including tours of Venice etc etc.
Just take 150eurs each and credit cards and away you go.
Have a great enjoyable trip and enjoy the canal boats but not after a night on the P---.
al de bes

3. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 11y

Things to do in Venice:
1) Traghetti rides through the canals of Venice.
2) A visit to Piazza San Marco
3) A half-day trip to Murano to watch glass-blowing
4) A walk through the quaint neighborhood of Santa Elena (the end of the traghetti route).

Feel free to message me if you have any more questions. Hope this helps.


4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Everything said already plus

  • A visit to the island of San Michel - there is a really cool cemetery there.
  • Take the elevator to the top of the Campanile in Piazza San Marco - great views of the city.
  • Just go for a wander down the side streets. The main thoroughfares are usually crammed with tourists. If you go off the beaten track a little, you can find much quieter and more interesting streets.

Cant help with the airport info, sorry. I arrived into Venice by train.

I was expecting Venice to be very expensive, but it wasn't too bad. (These days anywhere outside of Ireland doesnt seem too bad ) My friend and I found restaurants on some of the back streets that didnt hurt the pocket too much and our accomodation was very reasonable. Entrance fees and tourist attractions were dear though.

Venice is a spectacle - very touristy, but worth seeing.

Hope that helps,

Have a great trip!