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Size:  1.50 MB I know I will be in the minority but I found it all a bit commercial with the gondolas less than romantic with all the texting and mobile phone calls. To be fair I was only there on a day trip and it was 40 degrees with stifling heat. It felt a bit like a glorified version of the Lanes
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Size:  1.50 MB I know I will be in the minority but I found it all a bit commercial with the gondolas less than romantic with all the texting and mobile phone calls. To be fair I was only there on a day trip and it was 40 degrees with stifling heat. It felt a bit like a glorified version of the Lanes
      I am not much of a romantic but Mrs Chopper and I took a Gondola in the evening and asked to stay on the tiny back canals, all dimly lit against the old decaying houses, went past Casanovas house, it really was extremely romantic, so much so that I proposed to her under the bridge of sighs.
      I am failing to see how you can compare Venice to any part of Brighton. Venice is totally unique, even commercialised.
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      All this talk has made me think I want to go back so am booking tomorrow for January. I want to see it quieter this time. Can visit Padua as well which we didn't have time for last time. Flights £50 at moment..... that'll do.
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      The Lanes........ Venice.......

      Does the Sussex Arms still have those Bellini and Titians on the the back wall.
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      All this talk has made me think I want to go back so am booking tomorrow for January. I want to see it quieter this time. Can visit Padua as well which we didn't have time for last time. Flights £50 at moment..... that'll do.
      Venice can be chuffing cold in winter and this may sound stupid but it is prone to flooding.
      If I went back I would like to go at carnival time, all those fantastic masks and costumes, I think it is in springtime but not sure.
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      Venice can be chuffing cold in winter and this may sound stupid but it is prone to flooding.
      If I went back I would like to go at carnival time, all those fantastic masks and costumes, I think it is in springtime but not sure.
      Acqua alta occurs all the time around full and half moons but it's mainly the lagoon area around St Marks that floods. If it does there are areas you can visit that rarely flood.Couldnt face all the hoardes again in summer. Went to Rome last January and it was -4 with a biting wind but it never bothers me. Long Johns and a few grapas and you're sorted.
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      Apparently, there's more canals in Brum than Venice [but fewer Gondolas].
      Bet you won't find a shop selling masks in Venice either .....
      Pizza & gilato a must in one of the little back streets [passages] is a must.
      We did a guided tour of the Basilica and all in the tour party were issued with walkie-talkies with ear pieces so the guide could talk quietly but everyone could hear every word [and in English too] - best ten-Euros spent while I was there.
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      If you are only there a few days stay in the main part of the city close to St Mark's Square. It will enable you to wander around early in the morning and evening when no one else is around. It essentially gets busy when the tourist ships dock during the day. Highly recommend the Bauer Hotel.
      You will also be close to the Damien Hurst exhibition and a short walk (ten minutes) to the Rialto bridge. If you walk from the Rialto to the Fish market you will pass a number of restaurants by the Grand Canal. It's a good place to sit and have a drink. They were the first banks of Venice. This area in the evening also has lots of bars where younger Venetians hang out drinking wine and chatting it has a really nice vibe.
      Near the Rialto up a side alley is the Trattoria alla Madonna, a good place for lunch and has wonderful spider crab.
      Just north of this area is a great restaurant Vechio Fritolin that we try and go in when we visit Venice. http://www.veciofritolin.it/it/homepage

      I would limit the places to visit if you are on a short trip.
      Must do is the Doges Palace and if interested in modern art Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Trip up the tower (Campanile) in St Marks Square, but get there before 10am. If you don't want to queue for St Marks, go to the side entrance where the marble lions are, and see what time the services are and walk in.
      On the canal the vaporetto No.1 will take you along the grand canal.
      Venice is full of little bars serving 'tapas' style dishes part of the fun is just wandering around getting lost and finding new bars. Get away from the main areas and you will be surprised how few people you will see, especially at night, when it can feel quite creepy, especially if you remember the film 'Don't look now.'
      Off the wall suggestion is to go to the Jewish Area. It's was the original ghetto area and can be accessed through a wooden door which was the one closed at night to segregate the area. There is some moving artwork in the Square.
      As others have said on arrival at the airport book a private launch to take you into Venice it's well worth the expense. Despite what others have said Venice can be no more expensive than going out in Brighton to a good restaurant, you can pay the earth but there are plenty of reasonable places to eat and drink.
      Have a good trip.
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      I've mostly found the ghost adventures in older Euro cities very interesting.

      http://www.venice-tourism.com/en/events/ghosts-venice
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