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11. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Quoting averynkh

Quoting lil_lil

(But when you're going to Venice Venice, you want the stop Venezia-Santa Lucia)

but i dun understand what did u mean by above highlighted part
and seems like from Mestre to Venice ctr should be about 15-20mins?
and ist one way?
coz the other cities u mentioned are farther than Mestre...
thanks...

Mestre is part of Venice, on the mainland. So for that, you take train to Venezia-Mestre. The main islands of Venice (which I refered it as Venice Venice i.e. Venice proper that you're looking for) is served by the train station Venezia-Santa Lucia. This is just to let you know not to confuse the two train stations. If you get off at Venezia-Mestre, you're never going to find the Ducal Palace, or Rialto etc nearby.

It takes about 10 minutes on the train between Mestre and Santa Lucia, one-way.

The other towns I mentioned are farther than Mestre. I supposed that's a habit on my part, that I always think of Mestre as extension of Venice, although I know of others who think of it as separate from the Venetian islands.

12. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Re hostel, how about this one: http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/Absolut-Venice/Venice/33702
Its location is better than the one you found and the price is comparable (€30 pppn).

(Note: I didn't go through the entire listing found, but seems like quite a lot of the properties listing are based in Mestre too)

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

I just looked under the Accomodatio link on TP. Here on TP you can select "Venice" (ie all of Venice) as well as "Venice Mestre" when you select the city.

14. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 6y

Quoting lil_lil

Quoting averynkh

Quoting lil_lil

(But when you're going to Venice Venice, you want the stop Venezia-Santa Lucia)

but i dun understand what did u mean by above highlighted part
and seems like from Mestre to Venice ctr should be about 15-20mins?
and ist one way?
coz the other cities u mentioned are farther than Mestre...
thanks...

Mestre is part of Venice, on the mainland. So for that, you take train to Venezia-Mestre. The main islands of Venice (which I refered it as Venice Venice i.e. Venice proper that you're looking for) is served by the train station Venezia-Santa Lucia. This is just to let you know not to confuse the two train stations. If you get off at Venezia-Mestre, you're never going to find the Ducal Palace, or Rialto etc nearby.

It takes about 10 minutes on the train between Mestre and Santa Lucia, one-way.

The other towns I mentioned are farther than Mestre. I supposed that's a habit on my part, that I always think of Mestre as extension of Venice, although I know of others who think of it as separate from the Venetian islands.

hi, thanks for your information, but i thikn my english is bad, i cant understand and it makes me getting confused...
what do u mean by Venice Venice? at first i thought u typed twice, mistake, but seems it isnt... and Venezia-Mestre? i suppose from Venezia to Mestre? are you talking bout the direction from one place to antoher?

well, i still cant decide where to stay, either on venice island or mainland, but no matter venice or mestre, it should be fine and easy to navigate between venice, mestre and airport, arent they?

and is Santa Lucia the bus terminal from airport in Venice?
where Piazalle Roma is?

and i think 6 feb - 9 feb to be my best choice as the flight tic is much more cheaper and more room availability, should be fun in these days too?

i think i would probably chose easyjet, and i din get the weight of hand luggage from its website, anyone knows?

15. Posted by Rex84 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Go to the Carnival festival in Bellinzona, it's crazy!

16. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Sorry if I was confusing you. There are 2 train stations for Venice, one is called Venice-Mestre and the other is called Venice-Santa Lucia. Train to Venice-Mestre stops at Mestre on the mainland, while train to Venice-Santa Lucia stops at the main island (touristy) part of Venice. Is this clearer now?

  • Santa Lucia is where the train station is on the island of Venice
  • Piazzale Roma is the bus terminus on the island of Venice.

It is relatively easy to get between the airport, Mestre and Venice. ATVO operates bus services from the airport to both Mestre and Piazzale Roma.

Boy I can tell you one thing. If you're already lost trying to sort out these directions right now, you're going to be soooooo lost in Venice amidst all the small lanes and bridges and whats not. ;) (But that's also part of the fun in Venice - no matter how good a map you have, you'll most likely get lost anyway)

Details of Easyjet luggage allowances.

Ps: clearing on t_maia's points below - Venice-Lido, Venice-Burano, Venice-Murano etc are the different islands of Venice. They're not connected to the main touristy Venice by land but can be reached by boat/vaporetti. They all lie within the Venetian lagoon.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Dec-2009, at 11:54 by lil_lil ]

17. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

what do u mean by Venice Venice? at first i thought u typed twice, mistake, but seems it isnt... and Venezia-Mestre? i suppose from Venezia to Mestre? are you talking bout the direction from one place to antoher?

Venice has several parts.

Venice Mestre
Venice Lido
Venice Burano
Venice Torcello
Venice St. Lucia
...

It is like London Brixton, London Wembley, City of London, etc.

"Venice Venice" means Venice St. Lucia. It is the touristy Venice, the Venice you want to visit.

Venice Mestre is the cheap Venice.

Click to see a map. The red A is in Venice Mestre.

Venice Mestre = Mainland.

it should be fine and easy to navigate between venice, mestre and airport, arent they?

Yes.

and is Santa Lucia the bus terminal from airport in Venice?

No.

St. Lucia is
- the name of touristy Venice.
- the name of the train station in touristy Venice

where Piazalle Roma is?

Piazzale Roma is at the end of the bridge from Mestre to Venice. All buses and boats go there.

See map. Red A shows Piazzale Roma.

Piazzale Roma is very close to St. Lucia train station.

See map. Red A shows St. Lucia train station.

18. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 6y

thanks mates...
my ques not complete, i did checked map, and i found st lucia is near to p.roma, so i was asking is st lucia located where r.roma is...

and i knew p.roma is the terminal too... it was st lucia consufed me just now..
i will try to figure out again from the answer u guys gave.. thanks!!!

i got to make my reservation this few days... is easyjet good?

19. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 6y

Quoting lil_lil

Sorry if I was confusing you. There are 2 train stations for Venice, one is called Venice-Mestre and the other is called Venice-Santa Lucia. Train to Venice-Mestre stops at Mestre on the mainland, while train to Venice-Santa Lucia stops at the main island (touristy) part of Venice. Is this clearer now?

  • Santa Lucia is where the train station is on the island of Venice
  • Piazzale Roma is the bus terminus on the island of Venice.

It is relatively easy to get between the airport, Mestre and Venice. ATVO operates bus services from the airport to both Mestre and Piazzale Roma.

Boy I can tell you one thing. If you're already lost trying to sort out these directions right now, you're going to be soooooo lost in Venice amidst all the small lanes and bridges and whats not. ;) (But that's also part of the fun in Venice - no matter how good a map you have, you'll most likely get lost anyway)

Details of Easyjet luggage allowances.

Ps: clearing on t_maia's points below - Venice-Lido, Venice-Burano, Venice-Murano etc are the different islands of Venice. They're not connected to the main touristy Venice by land but can be reached by boat/vaporetti. They all lie within the Venetian lagoon.

actually i did go to that page, but they only listed this
one standard piece of hand baggage to maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm, and

thats y i dun kow how heavy is allowed for hand luggage

20. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

thats y i dun kow how heavy is allowed for hand luggage

EU rules say 10 kgs max.

And easyjet is a good airline.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Dec-2009, at 12:14 by t_maia ]