"Two out of three times: An excellent place to be" Venice by jessicadf

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Beautiful Venezia...

...the perpectual tourist trap. But I say that in only the fondest way. This town has been a travelers stop for centures, and now it is mostly a living museum filled with expensive shopping, dining and hotels. There are, of course, some marvelous museums, the beautiful architecture to feed your eyes and soul, and still some out of the way places to explore.

I've now been there three times, and two out of three times, it was fabulous. My biggest tips: Make reservations for a hotel in advance -- do not make the mistake of thinking you can just arrive and find a hotel. And be prepared to drop a lot of cash. So long as your expectations are not that this will be a budget destination, you will have a terrific time.

Expensive and very touristy...

...but drinks in Piazza San Marco are a veritible must for a special occassion. For the third trip, it was bellinis at Quadris for Mark's birthday.

Find the off the beaten path places

They do surely exist... dare yourself to get lost!

  • Last visit to Venice: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 12:57 AM

    Thx for the resto tip in Venice.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 7:20 AM

    We will take Venice in when we go on our Italy road trip! :) What gorgeous shoes you bought! What an amazing room to sleep in. What scrumptious food! Always comes back to the food doesn it??? LOL

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2005 at 10:18 AM

    what a special trip you had, I loved Venice, and I really love your shoes !

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 2:30 AM

    16.50 for a haircut it is too much. I usually pay 11 euros. Ciao!

  • davequ's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 10:59 PM

    Best place in the world to try & get lost. Cool hotel too. Thanks for the fun pages & fotos.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 7:28 PM

    Excellent tips - personal, informative, helpful and amusing :-) Well, I was lucky to sit in your tourist trap once but only 30 seconds, guess why?


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