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Aug 1st, 2008, 05:48 AM
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Venice Red Light District?

I just came across a pamphlet that I picked up in Venice when we were there in June. It advertised several Venice tours that included a walk that takes tourists, among other places, to the Red Light District in Castello. I have been to Venice at least 10 times, and feel like I have seen most of the city (but I find something new every trip!), but I have never been anywhere that made me think I was in a Red Light area. Where exactly is it?
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Aug 1st, 2008, 07:45 AM
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??? curious as i've never heard this mentioned.
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Aug 1st, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Don't know if they ever got around to it. Things move so slowly in Italy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/1759293.stm

Last time I was in Venice I stayed in Mestre and prostitution seemed to me to be very much in evidence, especially males.
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Aug 1st, 2008, 01:17 PM
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I went back and re-read the listing and answered my own question! It says, "Your journey contnues through the old red-light district of Castelleto. . ." Apparently, it is an historical area, not a practicing one, but where is Castelleto (their word, not mine)?
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Aug 1st, 2008, 01:32 PM
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I found a reference that says Castelleto is another name for Isola di San Pietro, which makes since it's a small island in Castello.
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Aug 1st, 2008, 01:34 PM
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which makes SENSE since it's a small island in Castello.

I must proofread better. . .
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Aug 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
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That does make sense, and I think I have heard that reference before, now that I think about it. I guess I just should have done some more thinking before I posted today, period!!
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Aug 1st, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Oh, no, Marty, your post is educational I've never been to Venice, at least I can read and learn here.
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