Any thoughts on Giudecca

Old Aug 7th, 2003, 04:37 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Any thoughts on Giudecca

A couple of years ago my son stayed at a youth hostel on Giudecca and found the location pleasant.

I have found some self-catering accommodation on Giudecca that looks OK. I have noticed an absence of Fodorite comments on Giudecca.

Does anyone have any views on staying there?
tassietiger is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 04:53 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,114
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We only had dinner there, so I can't comment on overnighting, but I think that most people prefer to stay in Venice proper. I think that it's just a factor of convenience and being in the middle of it all.

However, if you've found something affordable on Guidecca, you might prefer the solitude at night, as long as the vaporetto makes for easy connnections in and out of Venice proper when it's convenient for you.
Statia is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 05:16 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,129
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Guidecca is so close to the centre and there are boats all round the clock so it doesn't really matter much. You can check schedules on www.actv.it.
GeoffHamer is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 05:47 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you are watching your Euros, this may have some bearing.

We were in Venice in May for a week and I went to buy the seven-day vaporetto pass, and they said it had been discontinued, so I had to buy a three-day pass at, as I recall, 22 Euros. I bought it and we used them heavily for three days to see the other islands, but Venice is so compact that we didn't get another pass, and saw everything else by foot.
clevelandbrown is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 05:59 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,308
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In my mind, Giudecca IS in Venice proper. Maybe Statia (above) confused Giudecca with the Lido. We stayed at La Calcina, which is on the Giudecca Canal, when we were in Venice in Oct. 2001 and loved the location. It is within a ten-minute walk to San Marco, but has a real neighborhood feeling, away from the crowded, sometimes frenetic tourist center. Don't hesitate to stay there. I'd be interested in the self-catering lodging you're considering.
Betsy is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 06:17 AM
  #6  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi

I take it that you are referring to the Giudecca Island, from which you would have to take the vaporetto back and forth.

It is a residential area, which looked very nice when we walked through it.

You can find your exact location at www.multimap.com.
ira is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 06:18 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,129
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Giudecca is an island. It is separated from the main part of the old city by the Giudecca Canal. The waterfront facing Giudecca is Zattere which has several restaurants. You can walk from Zattere to San Marco, Rialto or the railway station. If you are staying on the island of Giudecca, you need to get a boat across the Giudecca Canal. These take a couple of minutes, they're frequent as there is more than one route, and there is a 24-hour service.
GeoffHamer is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 06:37 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This to add to my earlier reply. I am enclosing a link to an apartment highly recommended by my butcher. We stayed in a hotel near here, and if we are able to go back I will definitely look into this apartment. More space and more flexibility for less money; how can you beat that?

<http://www.world-world.com/properties/it-foscarini.htm>
clevelandbrown is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 10:19 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,308
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm sorry! Of course Geoff is correct: Giudecca is the canal and Zattare is the waterfront facing it. What was I thinking?
Betsy is offline  
Old Aug 7th, 2003, 10:39 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,114
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Betsy,

That's what I was referring to...the fact that Guidecca isn't accesible to the main parts of Venice on foot. Whereas, Venice proper can be explored on foot without ever having to access a boat. Sorry for the confusion.
Statia is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TeriLS
Europe
25
Jun 25th, 2013 11:48 AM
Greekgazoo
Europe
30
Dec 19th, 2008 10:51 AM
kaz11
Europe
4
Mar 6th, 2007 02:22 PM
nadoosh
Europe
12
Mar 9th, 2006 06:10 AM
rjs
Europe
21
Jan 14th, 2005 10:19 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:23 PM.