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Night time activities in Venice...only two nights...can we do it all?

Night time activities in Venice...only two nights...can we do it all?

Jan 11th, 2004, 06:31 AM
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Night time activities in Venice...only two nights...can we do it all?

We have two days/nights in Venice at the end of our Northern Italy trip in May. There are many things I would like to do after dark: listen to the orchestras on Piazza San Marco, gondola ride, leisurely dinner (one night, thinking Cantinone Storico), and we have tickets to a concert at the newly restored La Fenice at 9:00 one night. We're there a Sat and Sun night. My question is, can we do this all in two nights? Will the orchestras be playing on a Sunday night? How late do they play? How late do the gondolas run? Should we move the Cantinone Storico to lunch? What am I missing?
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Jan 11th, 2004, 07:44 AM
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Hi Jocelyn,

The Cantinone Storico is open on both Sat and Sunday nights. I recommend it.

If you start dinner there at 8:00, you should be able to hear about an hour of the orchestras at San Marco the same evening.
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Jan 11th, 2004, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Ira. Do you mean we can hear the orchestra before dinner at 8 or after?
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Jan 11th, 2004, 10:39 AM
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IIRC, the bands play from about 8:00 PM to midnight.
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Jan 11th, 2004, 11:01 AM
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Jocelyn, do the gondola before dinner. Sunset is an awesome time. Don't wait until too late, because sometimes the gondoliers charge a lot more later at night. Once we were asked for something crazy like 200 euro! But I think it was because the gondoliers did not want to work because it was so late.

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