Day Trip from Venice

Jul 19th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Day Trip from Venice

Suggestions for a day trip from Venice. We will have a driver. Sites and resturants would be of great help.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 01:12 PM
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Padua, a drive along the waterway lined by country palazzos, Vicenza, Verona.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 01:57 PM
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I agree with PalQ, not having been to Padua I can't comment. On either Verona or Vicenza both are very nice. The Palladian architecture of Vicenza is especially nice. There is an interesting old theatre there also from the 18th cent.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 02:47 PM
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Hi K,

You might wish to consider: in Venice, [do] Verona,
Then on to Cremona.
(Lotsa quail in Cremona.) stop is Parma,
(That heartless, tartless menace,)
Then Mantua, then Padua,
Then ... again, where?

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Jul 19th, 2005, 03:11 PM
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In Verona, I would recommend La Greppia as a restaurant. It is quite close to the Piazza delle Erbe, the main square in Verona. (Piazza Bra is larger but less interesting, even if it is next to the Roman Arena.) Points of interest in Verona in addition to Piazza delle Erbe and the adjoining Piazza della Signoria would include the museum in the old castle of Castelvecchio and the church of San Zeno Maggiore.

If you're into "Romeo and Juleit," there is a "Juliet's Balcony" and a "Juliet's Tomb."
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Jul 19th, 2005, 03:47 PM
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Hello kadurk49, Padua is a beautiful city and one I think you would really enjoy. Of course Verona is also but Padua really captured my heart. Do some research on Padua, such as the Basilica of St. Anthony, the patron saint of Padua and the history of Padua which has been ruled by Venice Austria etc. Padua is an old university city. There are wonderful restaurants and cafes, small fantastic shops ( go to Piazza dei Signori) and the most interesting market place which if memory serves me correctly is by the Piazza Erbe, plus the villas etc. along the waterway as PalQ mentioned.

Do visit the Caffe Pedrocchi, The Duomo and the Baptistry.

Padua has wonderful food (better then Venice) and is such an easy city to walk through. Enjoy!!
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Jul 19th, 2005, 04:59 PM
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I would take a boat trip on the Brenta Canal to see Palladian villas. You can also see these with a car, however. And you could check out the cute little town of Asolo.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 02:27 AM
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Kadurk - Another possibility would be the Dolomites ...

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Jul 20th, 2005, 04:21 AM
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Hi K,

>We will have a driver.

Unless you are disabled, I suggest that you rethink the need for a driver.

All of these daytrips are easily done by tain.

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Jul 20th, 2005, 05:44 AM
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Ravenna! About 2 1/2 hrs. by car from Venice, it's a charming small town that holds some of the most glorious artwork I've ever seen: Byzantine mosaics at San Vitale, Sant'Apollonaire Nuovo, Sant'Apollonaire in Classe, etc. Honestly, it is wonderful!
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Jul 20th, 2005, 06:44 AM
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I certainly second the Brenta Canal cruise and also suggest you look into Chioggia at the south end of the Venetian lagoon. Full of canals, fish restaurants and bridges but no tourists.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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Ira said "Unless you are disabled, I suggest that you rethink the need for a driver."
Even if you are disabled, Venezia is not a good base for day trips by car: you still have to get from your hotel to somewhere with a road.
I'd certainly support those who suggest Chioggia which is like a miniature Venezia without all the tourists, so the restaurants are a lot cheaper. The most interesting route is by boat to the Lido then bus to Pellestrina then another boat - it's all covered by an ACTV pass. The pass will also take you to Burano and Torcello.
By train, Padova, Trieste, Verona, Bologna and many other places make a good day trip.
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