venice in 1 and half days.

Mar 24th, 2007, 03:42 AM
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thankyou loveitaly for your lovely words.
oh dear, im getting very confused about venice!
as you can see from this thread, some say go, others say no!!
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Mar 24th, 2007, 04:27 AM
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Hi ljforday,

Only you can decide if you truly NEED to see Venice on this trip! Do you thrive on alot activity or does it stress you out?

If you really want to see Venice, then why don't you just hire a driver to bring you to the airport from Positano, eliminating at least some of the moving around? I also posted this on your other thread! Good luck with your decision!!!
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Mar 24th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Lynette -- on our last visit to Venice in May 2004, we stayed at Pensionne Accademia which was, then, within your budget -- I think it was 175 euro. The bad news is that the hotel usually is booked far in advance, but who knows, you may just find that they have had a cancellation. Good location at the intersection of a smaller quiet canal and the Grand Canal, but a bit of a walk (maybe 15 minutes) from San Marco. It is an easy, pleasant, and safe walk, including after dark.
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Mar 24th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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hi, ljforday,

Now I read your plans, I don't think that my original question was so silly.

In order properly to help you, we really need to know what elements you are locked into eg flight into rome, flight home [when and where from?], date of ceremony in Florence, any other non-refundable arrangements.

Then we can try and make your nuptuals the best possible.

and many congrats to you both, by the way.


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Mar 24th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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In my opinion, many places are not worth the time for just a day and a half, however Venice is one city that IS worth it, especially one who has never been there. The reasons are that it is very unique, relatively small, has more 4 star attractions per square km than almost anywhere else in Europe and all major tourist sites are within easy walking distance from one another. In a day and a half, you can see St. Mark's, the Doges Palace, Rialto bridge & market, Accademia, take a gondola ride, and do a bacari crawl (or 2). Not a bad day and a half....
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Mar 26th, 2007, 12:35 AM
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thanks. we thought of the driver option, but have decided to visit pompei from naples. thus not spending too much time in a "city".

tried that place and its booked out.
but have now found-hotel correra.

we are locked into rome for 2 days, florence and wedding date, and flight out of naples on the 2nd june to france.
thanks for your kind wishes too.

yes, lots of advice seems to swing with seeing venice,even for a short while.
apart from the lovely ira

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Mar 26th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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ok, ljforday,

I think you have a choice - either forget venice, or cut short your amalfi/naples stay.

You could go straight to Venice after the wedding, and i would suggest spending a minimum of 2 nights there- this cuts your Amalfi time down to 2 nights.

or, depending on the actual date of your nuptuals, you could borrow a night from your Florence stay.

Given that you will probably be dog tired after your wedding [all i wanted was a cup of tea] IMO to lock yourselves into the journey to Venice, stay one night and then travel to Amalfi, is madness.

THere I've convicned myself - Ira was right. [he almost always is]. Leave Venice to another time. You will have a glorious time in Naples.

regards, ann
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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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I spent a day in Venice...took an overnight train in and left on an evening train out. I had time to do the main sites, take a gondola ride, and wonder around. A day was certainly enough for me. It just depends if you are more go go go or like to go at a slower pace (and if you like tp spend a lot of time looking at things).
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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Don't think twice: GO! Try to stay closer to Piazza San Marco. There is a small, but not to bad, hotel called San Gallo just behind the Piazza (I'll try to find more info), not expensive, that we stayed 7 years ago. It was perfect for our 1 and a half days to enjoy Venice. You'll a lot but not everything (but it's Venice, you'll never see enough anyway!). Don't skip the gondola ride, it's magic, fantastic, romantic. It'll be worth every moment (and euro). Enjoy yourself.
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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:24 PM
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I meant to say "You'll see a lot..."
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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM
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I stayed for one night at the most fantastic B&B in Venice (IMO) - fantastic hosts and yummy breakfast. Also, it is right on a canal and is located close, but not too close to San Marco.

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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:38 PM
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A few years back stayed at Hotel Carlton Capri, a less expensive version of Hotel Carlton located adjacent. Had a fantastic breakfast daily.

Located across the Grand Canal from S. Lucia train station, near San Simeone, not far from Piazzale Roma. Easy to get to with luggage from any transportation, but a little hard to find.

Take a vaporetto to San Marco, it is so beautiful on the canal, you don't care if it does take 20 minutes.

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Mar 26th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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I agree with ira and LoveItaly, especially if this is your honeymoon. And please know that Venice is TOPS on ira's list of destinations, so he would not say that lightly.

I would add the time to Rome. Have a wonderful wedding and trip!
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