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olive_oil Sep 10th, 2006 06:45 PM

neighborhoods near the hotels I have reserved in Venice, Florence, Rome
I realize that I am posting a lot tonight so thank you for bearing with me...

OK, I am getting to the next level of planning.

Can anyone tell me about the immediate neighborhoods of the following hotels? I think they are all pretty much centrally located near major tourist areas, good walking areas. I am wodering if anyone knows about a special restaurant, or shop, or lesser known sight, that is close to these places and that it would be a shame to miss.

In Venice: The Villa Igea is on Campo San Zaccaria

in Florence: Il Guelfo Bianco is on Via Cavour

in Rome: Hotel Regno is on Via del Corso near Piazza di Spagna

As always, than you for your insights.

tuscanlifeedit Sep 10th, 2006 08:19 PM

Not far from your Rome hotel (zillions of shops and restaurants) is the restaurant Tre Amici which is very good. Loved their appetizer table. Not touristy and good prices. This is in the Condotti/Piazza di Spagna area.

GattoBaci Sep 11th, 2006 02:34 AM

Villa Igea on Campo Zaccaria is a convenient location to Piazza San Marco area as well as San Zaccaria vaporetto stop (and Alilaguna).

Da Remigio is a very good seafood restaurant not far from your hotel. Be careful when ordering, although excellent and very worth it, your bill can add up if you're not careful.

If you're in Venice on a Saturday, stroll down Riva degli Schiavoni to via Garabaldi in the early evening for a passeggiata with the locals.

richardab Sep 11th, 2006 03:13 AM

Wne are you going to Rome? You can't go wrong with the location of the Regno, its right in the middle of the city!

caroline_edinburgh Sep 11th, 2006 03:41 AM

But the via del Corso is very busy & noisy, trafficwise.

olive_oil Sep 11th, 2006 02:46 PM

Thanks, all, for the tips.

Tuscanlifeedit, how does an appetizer table work? Is that like a buffet?

Richardab, my sister and I are traveling in early November.

Olive Oil

toni_g_b Sep 11th, 2006 03:35 PM

If you've read the novel, The Virgin Blue, it references the Bellini painting of the Virgin inside San Zaccaria. Magnificent! But the day we visited there was a woman, probably a parishioner, who was very diligent about the respect visitors showed in both clothing and demeanor. As she had a right! We passed but I wouldn't have wanted to translate what she was saying to others if her tone of voice was any indication.

olive_oil Sep 12th, 2006 12:15 PM

I don't know that novel, toni g b, but thanks for the suggestion. And for the tip! As we will be traveling in November I expect we will be adequately covered up. Probably wrapped up like Nonook of the North. And we'll be on our best Church behavior!

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