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    • Itinerary suggestions

      by Jdougie Online Now 5 hours ago

      I've received great advice on visiting Murano, Burano & Torcello recently & hope to extend my search for itinerary suggestions (3 Aussie adults /54 +) during a brief 3 night / 2.5 day stay in Venice. Arriving 1.30pm, staying in San Polo, keen food, coffee & wine consumers, love a little history & art but also keen to see the real (& less touristy) Venice. No time to waste in long queue's, any pre-booked must see's, restaurant, cafe, tour suggestions welcomed. I've contacted heaps of private tour companies and am kind of shocked at the excessively high costs!
      We will be leaving via train to Milan on route to Bellagio - wondering if Verona is worth a stop on the way?
      Many thanks in advance.

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      San Silvestro vaporetto station

      by Altekaka Online Now Apr 28, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      I am staying near the San Silvestro vaporetto stop in a few weeks. The station was temporarily closed for some work in November "for 5 months" but I have not seen any additional information. Does anyone know if the station has re-opened, or a firm date for the reopening?

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      How much is the train fare from Treviso to Venice

      by gayle129 Online Now May 3, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      How much is the train fare from Treviso to Venice

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    • Ideas for something special to do for a birthday in Venice

      by VeneziaFan Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Hi,
      Just posted my first question but can't see that it has registered so I'll try again.

      I had planned to take my partner on a helicopter flight over Venice for his birthday next Wednesday but didn't get a reply to 3 emails to Heliair, based at the Lido airport. No answers to phone calls at their Lido office either. Eventually got a number via the hotel concierge where we are due to stay. only to call and be told they are not running helicopter trips this year due to a 'family catastrophe'. So my plan has fallen apart - though of course I am sorry for the family catastrophe. So with less than a week to go I am looking for something interesting, unusual or special to do for him. I plan to take him for cocktails on the terrace of the Gritti Palace hotel in the afternoon so can still do that but
      ANY other suggestions would be welcome.
      Thanks
      Debra

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    • how to get bus from the airport to padova

      by IvetS Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 12:23 PM

      i need help there are many bus ,,but where is it outside the airport

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    • Vogalonga and Itinerary questions

      by Hilaryt620 Online Now Apr 7, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      I am traveling to Venice with my mother by train Saturday mid morning or early afternoon on Saturday, May 23. We are leaving Venice by plane on Tuesday, May 26 at 1 in the afternoon, so we have 2 full days and a half day. I'm hoping for some advice or thoughts on my itinerary. I found out after we booked that the Vogalonga is on Sunday.

      Saturday: Get familiar with Venice, probably do the vaporetto on the Grand Canal and see some of Venice in the evening after the tourists are gone by Piazza San Marco. Our hotel is by Rialto bridge/San Marco area.

      Sunday/Monday: Vogalonga is from 9 am to about 3 pm, but I don't know that my mother and I will want to watch the whole thing. I've read from previous years that I should watch the start, and maybe around 11 or noon move to a different location to see them coming back around to the end. I've read up already on a few good viewing places such as Cannaregio, Campo San Vio or the Dogana. I imagine we'd want to watch for a half hour to an hour but I don't know that we'd want to watch for 4 hours or more.

      Are there quick things to do or sights to see in the meantime? Do we need to arrive early Sunday morning to get a good spot to view? Should we not bother seeing the start, or the end?

      We want to do the secret itineraries tour, but I know that is only in the morning at certain times, so if we watch the vogalonga, we will not be able to do that on Sunday. However, I also was hoping to visit one of the islands. Is it possible to visit Burano and/or the cemetery island in an afternoon on Sunday, or Monday afternoon after the secret itineraries tour, or do we need a whole day?

      I doubt we'll have time to do much Tuesday before we leave, but perhaps the market? I understand the fish market is closed Sunday/Monday. Does that seem feasible if the flight leaves at 1:25?

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    • Hotel Pesaro Palace or Bauer Hotel for parents 70th birthday trip?

      by nay_parks Online Now Apr 6, 2015 at 8:17 AM

      Hi All!
      We are a group of 8 travelling in Venice June 5-7. I would like to book a hotel in a great location to minimize walking (will have 4 70 year olds with us) as well as a luxury hotel as it's a special birthday trip for my parents. Any thoughts between the two hotels below? Thank you!

      tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review...

      tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review...

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      Location, Location!!??

      by ImThere2013 Online Now 9 hours ago

      Hi, Everyone! I'll be in Venice in late November and need advice as to which sestiere I should stay in. I'll be renting an apartment or home so I am not interested in hotels. I'm currently favoring Dosoduro but I would really appreciate more info on the others! Thank you!

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      Traveling between Venice and Florence

      by John3554 Online Now Apr 12, 2015 at 4:46 PM

      I have several questions in preparation for my upcoming trip to Italy.
      We land at Marco Polo airport. What is easiest way to get to the Ghetto district, where are apartment is?
      After a week, we plan to take train from Venice (Santa Lucia station?) to Florence. Then returning to Marco Polo airport a week later for trip back to Canada. Looks to me like I should take train from Florence to Venice Mestre station and then a shuttle bus to airport. I'd appreciate any words of wisdom regarding these travel plans, thank you

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      car rental from Venice to Budapest

      by samitbabu Online Now Apr 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      Can anyone suggest a cheap car rental for the above route ?

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    • Vaporetto price

      by kangabanga Online Now Apr 6, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      What is the price of vaporettoes from Lido de Jesolo (or Jesolo) to Venice?

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    • Murano & Burano

      by Jdougie Online Now Apr 30, 2015 at 6:13 AM

      We hope to spend a morning (or longer?) visiting Murano & Burano & we'd appreciate any inside information for first time, Aussie visitors to Venice. Having researched a number of sites, it appears doable without a tour (our preference). Are vaporetto tickets easily purchased & would we be best to travel in the early morning to try & beat the crowds? Any tourist traps to avoid on Morano & is it possible to view a glass blowing demonstration without the hard sell afterwards?
      Many thanks for any helpful suggestions 

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    • Travel to Burano Island with Luggages?

      by bonala Online Now Apr 11, 2015 at 9:46 AM

      Hi, we are going to disembark the cruise ship in early morning and have an afternoon flight on the same day. If I would like to go to Burano Island in the morning before we heading to the airport, how can I handle my check in luggage with me? Is there any places for luggage storage or any tours that can take care of the luggage? Many thanks in advance!

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      Our 3 Full-day Venice Itinerary (First time in Italy - Need advice)

      by Beardedglass Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      This is our first time in Europe and we decided to go ultra adventurous by planning everything on our own. We're on a budget trip, so we might skip the restaurants and eat at the cicchetti bars, vaporetto rides instead of gondolas, San Giorgio's belltower instead of San Marco's bell tower, and other stuff I've read online that are much better alternatives to the tourist traps.

      We'll arrive 10pm in Venice airport, so that'll just be spent sleeping, and on our 5th day we're off early morning. That means we have 3 full days in Venice. Our hotel is beside Ponte della Costituzione by the way and it has breakfast, so no problem there.

      Without further ado, here is our detailed itinerary for our 4-nights 5 days trip to Venice. Comments, suggestions, criticisms, advice needed:

      Day 1

      • Grand Canal tour (by vaporetto 1) from Piazzale Roma to San Marco
      • Basilica di San Marco (before 9:30)
      • Palazzo Ducale (before 11:20) "Secret Itineraries"
      • Lunch at Dal Moro's and Suso Gelatoteca
      • Ponte di Rialto and its shops
      • Ca' Pesaro and Museo di Storia Naturale
      • Dinner at Quanto Basta and Cocaeta
      • Get extremely lost

      Day 2

      • Morning walk down to Dorsoduro area
      • Gallerie dell'Accademia
      • Lunch at Gia' Schiavi or Al Squero
      • Peggy Guggenheim
      • Santa Maria della Salute
      • Ca' Rezzonico
      • Gelato at Gelateria il Doge
      • Dinner at Colpo De Mato
      • Get extremely lost

      Day 3

      • San Giorgio Maggiore (by vaporetto 2)  and its campanile
      • Biblioteca Marciana
      • Museo Archeologico
      • Museo Civico Correr
      • Lunch and gelato at Ponte di Rialto area
      • Casa di Carlo Goldoni
      • Scuola di San Rocco
      • Dinner at Giardini Papadopoli area
      • Get extremely lost
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    • Itinerary suggestions

      by Jdougie Online Now 5 hours ago

      I've received great advice on visiting Murano, Burano & Torcello recently & hope to extend my search for itinerary suggestions (3 Aussie adults /54 +) during a brief 3 night / 2.5 day stay in Venice. Arriving 1.30pm, staying in San Polo, keen food, coffee & wine consumers, love a little history & art but also keen to see the real (& less touristy) Venice. No time to waste in long queue's, any pre-booked must see's, restaurant, cafe, tour suggestions welcomed. I've contacted heaps of private tour companies and am kind of shocked at the excessively high costs!
      We will be leaving via train to Milan on route to Bellagio - wondering if Verona is worth a stop on the way?
      Many thanks in advance.

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      Location, Location!!??

      by ImThere2013 Online Now 9 hours ago

      Hi, Everyone! I'll be in Venice in late November and need advice as to which sestiere I should stay in. I'll be renting an apartment or home so I am not interested in hotels. I'm currently favoring Dosoduro but I would really appreciate more info on the others! Thank you!

      4 Answers 6 hours ago
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      How much is the train fare from Treviso to Venice

      by gayle129 Online Now May 3, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      How much is the train fare from Treviso to Venice

      3 Answers May 3, 2015 at 1:28 PM
    • Murano & Burano

      by Jdougie Online Now Apr 30, 2015 at 6:13 AM

      We hope to spend a morning (or longer?) visiting Murano & Burano & we'd appreciate any inside information for first time, Aussie visitors to Venice. Having researched a number of sites, it appears doable without a tour (our preference). Are vaporetto tickets easily purchased & would we be best to travel in the early morning to try & beat the crowds? Any tourist traps to avoid on Morano & is it possible to view a glass blowing demonstration without the hard sell afterwards?
      Many thanks for any helpful suggestions 

      10 Answers May 3, 2015 at 1:36 AM
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      car rental from Venice to Budapest

      by samitbabu Online Now Apr 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      Can anyone suggest a cheap car rental for the above route ?

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM
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      San Silvestro vaporetto station

      by Altekaka Online Now Apr 28, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      I am staying near the San Silvestro vaporetto stop in a few weeks. The station was temporarily closed for some work in November "for 5 months" but I have not seen any additional information. Does anyone know if the station has re-opened, or a firm date for the reopening?

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 5:46 AM
    • Ideas for something special to do for a birthday in Venice

      by VeneziaFan Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Hi,
      Just posted my first question but can't see that it has registered so I'll try again.

      I had planned to take my partner on a helicopter flight over Venice for his birthday next Wednesday but didn't get a reply to 3 emails to Heliair, based at the Lido airport. No answers to phone calls at their Lido office either. Eventually got a number via the hotel concierge where we are due to stay. only to call and be told they are not running helicopter trips this year due to a 'family catastrophe'. So my plan has fallen apart - though of course I am sorry for the family catastrophe. So with less than a week to go I am looking for something interesting, unusual or special to do for him. I plan to take him for cocktails on the terrace of the Gritti Palace hotel in the afternoon so can still do that but
      ANY other suggestions would be welcome.
      Thanks
      Debra

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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      Traveling between Venice and Florence

      by John3554 Online Now Apr 12, 2015 at 4:46 PM

      I have several questions in preparation for my upcoming trip to Italy.
      We land at Marco Polo airport. What is easiest way to get to the Ghetto district, where are apartment is?
      After a week, we plan to take train from Venice (Santa Lucia station?) to Florence. Then returning to Marco Polo airport a week later for trip back to Canada. Looks to me like I should take train from Florence to Venice Mestre station and then a shuttle bus to airport. I'd appreciate any words of wisdom regarding these travel plans, thank you

      4 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 10:47 AM
    • Travel to Burano Island with Luggages?

      by bonala Online Now Apr 11, 2015 at 9:46 AM

      Hi, we are going to disembark the cruise ship in early morning and have an afternoon flight on the same day. If I would like to go to Burano Island in the morning before we heading to the airport, how can I handle my check in luggage with me? Is there any places for luggage storage or any tours that can take care of the luggage? Many thanks in advance!

      11 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 10:46 PM
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      Our 3 Full-day Venice Itinerary (First time in Italy - Need advice)

      by Beardedglass Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      This is our first time in Europe and we decided to go ultra adventurous by planning everything on our own. We're on a budget trip, so we might skip the restaurants and eat at the cicchetti bars, vaporetto rides instead of gondolas, San Giorgio's belltower instead of San Marco's bell tower, and other stuff I've read online that are much better alternatives to the tourist traps.

      We'll arrive 10pm in Venice airport, so that'll just be spent sleeping, and on our 5th day we're off early morning. That means we have 3 full days in Venice. Our hotel is beside Ponte della Costituzione by the way and it has breakfast, so no problem there.

      Without further ado, here is our detailed itinerary for our 4-nights 5 days trip to Venice. Comments, suggestions, criticisms, advice needed:

      Day 1

      • Grand Canal tour (by vaporetto 1) from Piazzale Roma to San Marco
      • Basilica di San Marco (before 9:30)
      • Palazzo Ducale (before 11:20) "Secret Itineraries"
      • Lunch at Dal Moro's and Suso Gelatoteca
      • Ponte di Rialto and its shops
      • Ca' Pesaro and Museo di Storia Naturale
      • Dinner at Quanto Basta and Cocaeta
      • Get extremely lost

      Day 2

      • Morning walk down to Dorsoduro area
      • Gallerie dell'Accademia
      • Lunch at Gia' Schiavi or Al Squero
      • Peggy Guggenheim
      • Santa Maria della Salute
      • Ca' Rezzonico
      • Gelato at Gelateria il Doge
      • Dinner at Colpo De Mato
      • Get extremely lost

      Day 3

      • San Giorgio Maggiore (by vaporetto 2)  and its campanile
      • Biblioteca Marciana
      • Museo Archeologico
      • Museo Civico Correr
      • Lunch and gelato at Ponte di Rialto area
      • Casa di Carlo Goldoni
      • Scuola di San Rocco
      • Dinner at Giardini Papadopoli area
      • Get extremely lost

      11 Answers Apr 9, 2015 at 11:07 AM
    • how to get bus from the airport to padova

      by IvetS Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 12:23 PM

      i need help there are many bus ,,but where is it outside the airport

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 3:59 PM
    • Vogalonga and Itinerary questions

      by Hilaryt620 Online Now Apr 7, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      I am traveling to Venice with my mother by train Saturday mid morning or early afternoon on Saturday, May 23. We are leaving Venice by plane on Tuesday, May 26 at 1 in the afternoon, so we have 2 full days and a half day. I'm hoping for some advice or thoughts on my itinerary. I found out after we booked that the Vogalonga is on Sunday.

      Saturday: Get familiar with Venice, probably do the vaporetto on the Grand Canal and see some of Venice in the evening after the tourists are gone by Piazza San Marco. Our hotel is by Rialto bridge/San Marco area.

      Sunday/Monday: Vogalonga is from 9 am to about 3 pm, but I don't know that my mother and I will want to watch the whole thing. I've read from previous years that I should watch the start, and maybe around 11 or noon move to a different location to see them coming back around to the end. I've read up already on a few good viewing places such as Cannaregio, Campo San Vio or the Dogana. I imagine we'd want to watch for a half hour to an hour but I don't know that we'd want to watch for 4 hours or more.

      Are there quick things to do or sights to see in the meantime? Do we need to arrive early Sunday morning to get a good spot to view? Should we not bother seeing the start, or the end?

      We want to do the secret itineraries tour, but I know that is only in the morning at certain times, so if we watch the vogalonga, we will not be able to do that on Sunday. However, I also was hoping to visit one of the islands. Is it possible to visit Burano and/or the cemetery island in an afternoon on Sunday, or Monday afternoon after the secret itineraries tour, or do we need a whole day?

      I doubt we'll have time to do much Tuesday before we leave, but perhaps the market? I understand the fish market is closed Sunday/Monday. Does that seem feasible if the flight leaves at 1:25?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 12:23 PM
    • Hotel Pesaro Palace or Bauer Hotel for parents 70th birthday trip?

      by nay_parks Online Now Apr 6, 2015 at 8:17 AM

      Hi All!
      We are a group of 8 travelling in Venice June 5-7. I would like to book a hotel in a great location to minimize walking (will have 4 70 year olds with us) as well as a luxury hotel as it's a special birthday trip for my parents. Any thoughts between the two hotels below? Thank you!

      tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review...

      tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review...

      3 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 10:19 AM
    • Vaporetto price

      by kangabanga Online Now Apr 6, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      What is the price of vaporettoes from Lido de Jesolo (or Jesolo) to Venice?

      7 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 1:24 PM
    • transfers from Treviso airport

      by PaulW92 Online Now Mar 31, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      how would you recommend getting from Treviso airport to Hotel Adriatico Cannaregio on a sunday night about 21'40

      22 Answers Yesterday
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      Can you recommend a good 'Food Tour' in Venice?

      by Beardedglass Online Now Mar 29, 2015 at 11:56 PM

      We're going to stay in Venice for 4 full days and I wish to surprise my wife with a (half day or full day) culinary tour while we're there. We saw a video about the various local cicchetti we could try that are really affordable and delicious. But we don't speak Italian and we're from Japan so we have no idea about tipping at all. So a guided tour about things to eat in Venice and wine to sample would be amazing.

      Do you have any recommended or tried & tested food tours in Venice we could do?

      11 Answers Mar 31, 2015 at 2:22 AM
    • PLaces in Venice

      by waltercook Online Now Mar 25, 2015 at 2:45 AM

      Which is the best places to visit in Venice?

       

      6 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM
    • TRAIN/BUS to Rijeka

      by 4millers Online Now Mar 15, 2015 at 5:45 AM

      Hi there
      After spending time in Venice we need to head to Rijeka, Croatia.
      Can you get there in one day using the train/bus? I cannot find a bus/train schedule from Venice to Triesta.
      Appreciate your help.
      Thanks - Kim, Australia

      4 Answers Mar 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM
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      Apartment Rentals In Venice

      by ImThere2013 Online Now Mar 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Hi, Everyone! Can someone please refer me to a reliable, high quality agency that offers apartment rentals in Venice? I'm looking for one that reflects the Italian architecture the older the building the better. Thanks!

      14 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 8:39 PM
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      Staying in Giudecca

      by giampiero6 Online Now Mar 4, 2015 at 9:38 AM

      I am a big fan of Venice and visit occasionally - almost always staying in the Dorsoduro somewhere near Guggenheim. In June we will be spending a few nights with friends there and one of the accommodations they're considering is in Giudecca. Does anyone have any experience of staying there. The place looks great, but not sure if the need to take a ferry to Dorsoduro and S. Marco is a big hinderance. We have a small child so probably wouldn't be out late, but I'd still like to avoid hassles. The relative peace and quiet and slower pace is very appealing though. Any thoughts?

      5 Answers Mar 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM
    • Thank you gift.

      by LorraineMM Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 11:04 AM

      I want to thank concierge and hotel desk staff upon my arrival for their help and thought I would bring a gift basket of treats, cookies, chocolate because they were really very patient and I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion or if something else is more appropriate.
      Also, is there a shop or a patisseria I should look for?

      13 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 8:03 AM
    • water bus tickets

      by janetstone Online Now Jan 27, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      Hi, we will be in venice for 17 days and wondered how to get the best value waterbus tickets, someone said we can ill forms in when we arrive at piazza roma, is this right, thank you

      6 Answers Feb 8, 2015 at 10:53 PM
    • Feb festival

      by Clairejbaker64 Online Now Jan 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      Hi will I be able to see anything of the feb Venice festival on 4th frb

      13 Answers Jan 25, 2015 at 10:05 AM
    • Buses in Venice

      by AnetaR Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      Hi people,
      I´m desperately trying to find out which bus goes from Camping Village Jolly (hotel) to somewhere near of Piazzale Roma. Could you help, please ?

      8 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 10:55 PM
    • to carnival by car

      by AnetaR Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 5:59 AM

      Does somebody know whether Venice is closed for cars during carnival ??

      3 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM
    • Calle del Piovano Gritti

      by AdeleS Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Can anyone tell me the location of calle del Piovano Gritti in Venice?

      2 Answers Jan 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    • Quick visit to Venice

      by gunnapa Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      Venice in 1 day? What are the highlights?

      13 Answers Feb 14, 2015 at 6:05 AM
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      Venetian Carnival 2015

      by Michal_Slovakia Online Now Jan 3, 2015 at 8:28 AM

      Heey Venetian & Italian guys,

      I´m about to come to Venice for Venetian Carnival 2015 by the first week of February. I´m looking for housing for a few days, so please if there is some kind and friendly person, do not hesitate and write me. I will really appreciate it.

      If you don´t have conditions to offer me housing, just write me and we could hang out together during Carnival and have some fun there. More people on the trip means more joint experiences and more adventures, so be ready for that!

      Thanks a lot, wish all of you a Happy New Year full of success, happiness and traveling around the world.

      Greetings from Slovakia

      Michal

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2015 at 5:55 AM
    • Train to hotel - hotel to airport

      by Jen8675309 Online Now Jan 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      We are going to Venice by train from Rome. Staying at the Molino Stucky Hotel on Guidecca Island. We are then flying home from Venice. Tips for the best way to get to the hotel from the train station and to the airport from the hotel?

      6 Answers Jan 2, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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      Winter carnival

      by o_henna Online Now Dec 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      Please guide me all about the carnival. We are a young couple visiting venice specially to be a part of the carnival. Which will be a good place to stay? Where to rent the costumes and the balls to attend. We are on a budget, but yet would like to participate in all.
      Thankyou

      10 Answers Dec 20, 2014 at 12:19 AM