The Venice Card
The Vaporetto trip down the entire Grand Canal.
By all means buy a Venice card for vaporetti, buses etc BUT DO NOT buy the one including museums unles an avid museum goer.! Because we found that you can buy a Museum card Separately for 11 Euros, and less for Kids. This is much cheaper than buying the all in one, but they do not tell you this!!
The card does NOT include the little 'traghetti' (ferries) which are great fun to use and only cost 50 cents, all the venetians use them but they are sometimes hidden away! A good street map is a must! the whole place, but especially investigating the little back 'Calle' or streets fascinating!
Pinocchio in Burano
Most people on here or even elsewhere will say 'You should always tell the truth, say it like it is, etc.'
I don't believe in that at all. When you're writing how you feel, it's got nothing to do with the whole world's reality. It has to do with you! Facts are facts, yes. But travel touches us all differently. I could, for instance, be writing here about Venice while I'm thinking only of how I finally awakened to the fate of South America while in Venice... Anyway, do as you like, do as you feel, be true to yourself. Give me what you felt in some foreign land, even if it has nothing to do with the facts about that foreign land. I'll understand...
My experience of Burano is like that. I was in Italy, near Venice, but I heard my Argentinian friend exclaim about his country while we walked in Burano. Now, what I remember dearly, is his love for South America. So maybe this tip on a Venice page is totally useless to you, but it's priceless for me...
On a more practical level, you can get to Burano easily and cheaply. My friend bought us a 24-hour vaporetto ticket for 10 Euros, we went everywhere with it, it's worth it. Get the 10 Euro ticket!
Vedendo ' il ponticello di sighs'... collega il palazzo di espedienti con la prigione in cui Casanova proveniva incarcerated ma da quale ha reso ad una fuga fantastica.
Seeing the 'bridge of sighs'...It connects the Dodges Palace with the prison in which Casanova was incarcerated but from which he made a fantastic escape.
When we were in Rome, internet cafes were everywhere and most included a cafe bar for coffee and drinks. In Venice, I noticed they were called Internet Points, and were strictly for using the 'net. Shops were very small, so it would be easy to miss 'em if you don't watch for them. Costs were cheap, only a few euros for an hour.
Speedy Wash and Planet Internet
Rio terrà S. Leonardo, Cannaregio
Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
When Carnival first began it was celebrated from December 26 and reached its climax the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as 'Mardi Gras'. During the period of Carnival it seems that every excess was permitted and the fact that everyone wore masks seemed to abolish all social division. All the campi were thronged with people intent on partying and carousing, singing, dancing and playing games. The most common costume (the baùtta) was composed of a black silk hood, a lace cape, a voluminous cloak (the tabarro), and a three-cornered hat and a white mask that completely covered the wearer's face. This allowed revelers to go around the city incognito. It was useful to go to casini, places where you could play games of chance.
Since 1980 the celebration of Carnival in Venice has gained popularity. People come from the world over to attend private and public masked balls and masked revelers of all ages invade the campi where music and dancing continues nearly day and night. Theatrical performances and an array of ancient games are organized for the amusement of Venetians and visitors alike.