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Venice itinerary check ... 4 1/2 days over Christmas ... THANKS!!

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Ok, think I am getting this done, good thing, as we leave in a week! Family of four, two teen sons 16 and 18 ... I appreciate any tips, recommendations, and warnings!! :) In general, we like good food, would not say "foodies" but enjoy a good, if casual (read: hole in the wall) setting. Don't need fancy. Want to see major sites, taking advantage of weather when able, doing more museums when not. Kids both into photography.

Sunday Dec 22

Arrive into Milan at 9am, (another post handles transfers, but planning to...) arrive at apartment near San Samuele (SM) by 3pm, having bought transportation passes in route. Would love to buy groceries somewhere nearby! Need dinner reservation nearby, low key evening, surely will wander around Saint Marks square.

Dinner ? near home?

MONDAY DEC 23

10:45 Secret Itineraries Tour (booked directly). Not sure where to meet?? Beforehand we will buy Family Museum Pass at Correr Museum. St Marks - Doges Palace (self tour) - S.I., perhaps do Bell Tower? Late lunch east of SM in Castello area (ideas??) and walk along Grande Canal to Arsenal (if time and weather allows). Take vaporetto to Ca' Rezzonica BY 3:30 to see Ca' Rezzonica (closes at 5, no entry after 4, closed Tuesday).

Lunch: Wildner?
Dinner: around Ca' Rezzonica?

TUESDAY DEC 24

Rialto market first thing ... Lunch cicchetti at (Alla Ciurma, All Arco, Sacro e Profano, Do Mori)
After lunch, wander towards Frari and Scuola G. di San Rocco, (see). Depending on weather and time, perhaps do Accademie. Dinner reservation near home somewhere (still looking, as Christmas eve...doesn't need to be fancy!). Midnight mass at SM.

Lunch: cicchetti as above
Dinner: near home (San Samuele V. stop)

WEDNESDAY DEC 25

Christmas Day...I hear there is a concert in San Polo area, anyone?? Thinking of a gondola ride starting around C' d Ora and going under San Stefano at low tide (someone here recommended this!). Wander. Perhaps toward Cannaregio and see what is open in the Ghetto area? Or, wander around eastern Castello, via Garibaldi area? Perhaps an evening boat ride (line 1) down length of Grande Canal.

Lunch: open. Cafe Florian for something special? are jackets required? hear they close at 2.
Dinner: Somewhere in Ghetto that might be open??

DECEMBER 26, THURSDAY

I realize this is a holiday, but in general, seems most is open.

Depending again on the weather, if nice? (read, not raining) do the islands of Burano and Torcello. Hear to skip Murano, and with limited daylight, might be a good idea. Not planning on doing tours, just seeing the place, eating a good meal, seeing the sites. And the cats on Torcello! QUESTION. what do I do first? any good recommendations for food on either?

Take the long way back via Punta Scibbioni, S. Erasmo and Lido, ending at Accademie BY 4:30pm at the latest. Do Accademie, open til 7, then dinner in the area.

(((if the weather stinks, day will be spent doing Accademie, Ca' d Ora, etc)))

Lunch: either on Torcello or Burano
Dinner: near Accademie....LAST NIGHT IN VENICE!!!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27

Train to Rome, no reservation, but leaving early.

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