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Venice in Decemeber

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1. Posted by a.l.mack (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

I am travelling to Venice in December for four days, my first solo trip. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on the best sites and what kind of weather to expect? I know it's going to be very cold and wet! Any advice will be much appreciated, thanks.

Abigail.

2. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member 308 posts) 1y

Hi Abigail, I've only been there for one day (on a cruise) but I see no-one's replied so here goes for what it's worth...

Wander at random for a bit - let Venice wash over you as the detail in the architecture is everywhere. Buy a good map when you get there, it's a maze. Or accept getting lost! :)

My pal went over to Murano for a daytrip - glass shops, glassblowing demonstrations. It's small. My pal said the cafe Number 29 was cheap and good.

Beyond that I only know the famous, obvious sights: the Rialto Bridge, the Doge's Palace with the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Square. Gondolas are expensive - someone told me 80 euro? If it's just the view from the water (rather than the romance of the gondola) then just travel on a water bus (vaparetto?).

Oh and the park at the far end is meant to be a nice antidote to the muddle of streets.

Hope that helps a little.

Oh and beware restaurant surcharges! Friends have talked about charges on the bill for music when a musician was playing - this was at a premium spot within sight on the Rialto Bridge and levied in addition to a cover charge.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Nov-2012, at 12:36 by Andyf ]

3. Posted by a.l.mack (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

That's great, thankyou :)