Venice on Sunday

May 8th, 2005, 08:47 AM
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Venice on Sunday

We are arriving in Venice on a Saturday - early AM. I figure by the time we get in, meet our apartment contact, and unload it will be late afternoon, and I know we will be tired, so not sure how much we will do that day.

Sunday is our first full day in Venice, and we had planned to go to San Giorgio Maggiore to see the Monk's chants at 11am, and then stroll around Dorsoduro.

In doing more reading, it appears that most shops - and cafes - are closed on Sunday. We wanted in particular to see Campo Santa Margherita, and maybe have coffee there and shop.

We still want to see the Monks, so would we be better off doing San Giorgio Maggiore with Castello and perhaps Murano, or is that too much?

It appears that alot of Venice shuts down on Sunday except for San Marco. I didn't want to go there day one, especially since we thought a weekend would be way busier than a week day, but wonder if there are any other options.

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May 8th, 2005, 09:00 AM
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Hi wanderer,

Is there a particular reason for visiting Murano?

Burano is much prettier.

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May 8th, 2005, 10:19 AM
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Not really, but thought since we were in Venice, should see it. We will be going to Burano and Torcello on a different day.

Trying to figure out where to go Sunday (other than San Marco) that will be open.

Is Lido worth seeing? See that it has a market on Tues.
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May 8th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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We are arriving on Saturday and am interested in suggetions for Sunday also.

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May 8th, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Open Sunday:
Accademia Museum
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Correr Museum (on the Piazza San Marco, but not crowded)
Ca'Rezzonico--Museum of 18th century Venice
Scuola San Rocco
Jewish Museums of the Ghetto
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore (for a great view of Venice's waterfront)

any of the above would in my opinion be more interesting than Murano on a Sunday

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