Visiting Venice

Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:38 AM
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Visiting Venice

Is it true that getting "lost" in Venice is the best thing to do? I will be there for 2 days, and not sure where I should go.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 05:13 AM
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Patti: I think a combination of firm destinations and getting lost is a good way to enjoy Venice. The farther you get away from the hub of San Marco, the easier it is to find less populated areas and beguiling liitle pathways, including in those more residential parts of the city, such as Cannareggio and Dorsaduro. But you might want to stake out particular sites in those areas first — for example, the lovely Madonna dell’Orto church in Cannareggio or San Sebastiano church in Dorsaduro. You can wander about, with fewer other tourists, around there. If it’s your first trip, and you love art, the Accademia and San Rocco (literally wall-to-wall-to ceiling Tintorettos) are recommended.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 05:59 AM
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Getting lost isn't optional in Venice - it will happen. Just enjoy it and don't panic. Know where your hotel is in relation to St Marks and a couple of bridges. The signs on the sides of buildings will point you in the right direction. But being lost is wonderful - we found a little square with a tree and chairs, so we took a seat in the sunshine. Nice break from the dampness of the canals and bridges.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 06:32 AM
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After you visit San Marco, take your map and walk over to see the Rialto bridge. Then walk over to the Accademia museum. On your way to the museum, just spontaneously turn down a street that appeals to you for some reason--any reason, e.g., a pretty balcony. Walk down the street and turn a corner again and--eccola! You are lost. That's all there is to it. And everyone is right, it is the best thing to do.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:05 PM
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And, make sure you have a camera with you while you are getting lost, because every corner you turn is another photo op!
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:39 PM
richard j vicek
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Good afternoon, Patti XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Getting lost in Venice is the best waof seeing and obsorbing Venice. Each calle
and small canal has a different view,
there are many small shops and ristorantes along these calles, Naturally should take time to see the
Pza S. Marco, the church, the Doge Palace, there are many churches and
museums also. Would not consider since
you have only two days going to any
of the islands, save them for a later
One walk, we take at least once on each
trip is to go to the Ferrovia, either by
the vaporetto or by walking... Turning
left out of the station, past the Ponte
degli Scalzi into the Rio Terra and
the Lista to the church of S. Gerermia
worth a stop and continue up the various
calles to the Ponte Rialto, crossing
the Ponte Rialto past the vegetable
market and if in the morning a stop at
the Pescheria, walking thru San Polo,
Santa Croce and Dorsodoro to the Accademia bridge, crossing to San Marco
and then to the Pza S. Marco. Stoping
enroute for an expresso and possibly
lunch.... Richard of La Grange Park, Il...

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