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“My Venezia”

published 21/09/2011

ProEasy to get around, lots of street signs, lots of ...

ContraCan be really busy especially at the main sights a...

Venice - Venezia - A very brief history of venice (sorry this section is a bit choppy, Venice has a very long and complex history!) Venice was inhabited in the 5th century by refuges from nearby cities. This original population lived on small islands and marshland which protected the inhabitants...

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ProBeautiful, unique, hasn't disappeared yet

ContraDaily budget - ouch

CINQUE GIORNI A VENEZIA I’ve not previously spent long in Italy, apart from brief forays into the north whilst ‘doing the passes’ from Switzerland, and a couple of docking manoeuvres courtesy of a cheapo-cruise in the Med. (I’m the person who took one look at the queue for the Uffizi Gallery in...

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“Venice the city of Sighs!”

published 24/09/2009

ProAbsolutely breath taking views around every corner...

ContraVery expensive packed during the day with day trip...

Venice. I was under strict instructions to make sure I was off duty for my birthday but unfortunately I was unable to arrange to have the time off until the following week for what was supposed to be a special birthday surprise. Unfortunately due to a couple of circumstances beyond our control I...

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ProAbsolutely stunning and romantic

ContraNone for me!

TRAVEL If you are coming from mainland Europe, you may be able to get a train straight into Venice to Ferrovia (the main station) which is right in the hub of Venice. We arrived into Venice Airport in January 2007. There are lots of methods to get into Venice from the Airport including Water Taxi...

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“venice on a budget”

published 06/05/2014

ProA beautiful and fascinating city, with a very spec...

Contrathe main tourist attractions are very crowded

Both my husband and I have our birthdays in November, and, as all our children are now grown, three years ago for his 50th, we decided to treat ourselves to birthday holidays just for us. This year we picked Venice, Florence and Rome and decided to spend a fortnight discovering these cities. We...

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“Venus in Venice.”

published 18/02/2006

ProLively, interesting and different.

ContraA bit expensive

There is so much written about Venice so I thought I would write about the practical things which I thought about or affected me rather than an in depth history of any place or building I visited. If you are interested in visiting Venice I am sure you will have your favourite attractions. The...

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“La Serenissima”

published 11/11/2001

ProBeautiful, unique

Contraa bit smelly in the summer, tourists

Venice is both everything and nothing as you expect it to be. It is a city that it is impossible to visit 'blind' with no previous ideas or imaginings, but it still manages both to charm and to surprise. Venice was the last of the quintessential 'must-see' Italian cities that I visited. Somehow...

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“Nice for a short break”

published 13/12/2001

Procheap food, free transport

Contranot much to do, the smell of the sewers

Me and my boyfriend took a short break last month to Venice. We got our flight cheap with Ryanair, £20.00 return each, including taxes which was amazing and we booked our hotel separately. We stayed in a hotel just outside Venice actually in a place called Mestre which was a nice place, plenty of...

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“Fall in love with Venice”

published 23/07/2001

ProFriendly people, beautiful scenery, fabulous archi...

ContraIs quite expensive. You need to shop around, parti...

An old op that I think merits more ratings! Not because it's anything special, but because I adore the city, and will hopefully be going back there this summer - alas, still as a single, but I have contacts over there... I first went to Venice as part of a college trip, as we were studying...

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“A weekend Paradise”

published 30/07/2000

ProEasy access from UK

ContraYou need to be fit

With a flight time of a little over an hour, Venice is a supurb destination for a weekend break. You need to be fit enough to be on your feet most of the day. Our interest lay in the breathtaking external architecture and the fascinating interlinking of canals and squares. But Venice is a...

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Excellent

ProWonderful touch of the old world in a unique city

ContraNone (ok I'm sure there must be!)

Let me tell you something old and new. I just love Venice. I really do. The first time I visited, I was sixteen years old, but what can you appreciate at that age. Maybe just the ice cream, if that, and let’s face it there are other ice creams (now who told me that men were like ice cream...

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“'Peaceful' Venice”

published 13/11/2007

ProSometimes can feel like you have the whole palce t...

ContraHaving to walk to each place, or take the bus, and...

Venice does seem to be a place that is hit or miss with people. Those who love it cite the romantic location; the vibrancy; the sheer difference of being somewhere different. Those who hate it can't stand the pervading watery smell; the cost of everything; or the simple fact that it's always so...

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“My Venice experience”

published 28/06/2008

ProA must-go city to visit in Italy, before it disapp...

ContraNo

My first trip to Venice was via a package holiday. We spent a day there and I am going to share with you my fantastic day. We had an early start. by taking the train from the station behind the hotel to catch a boat to take us on the Grand Canal(Canal Grande) to the St Martin's Square(Piazza San...

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“The escape of Casanova”

published 25/07/2003

ProPalazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), walking around in ...

ContraExpensive accommodation, the city is a bit small

A short summary This is a travelogue about the trip that my wife, Nikki, and I took to Italy (Milan and Venice) in the period from June 7th to June 14th 2003. We spent the first 3 nights in Milan and then we took the train to Venice - where we stayed for 4 nights before returning home to Norway...

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“Love at First Sight”

published 17/03/2001

ProPossibly the most beautiful city in the world.

ContraIt is rather expensive.

Venice was the first European city I visited and it was love at first sight. We were actually staying in Vicenza on business and our host took us to Venice for the day. It was a rather blustery day in February but even this could not detract from the amazing beauty of this unique city. I have...

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