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showers in Venice station...
We found great gal-friendly beds and showers
in Venice last spring. After a long, grungy overnight
train ride, my travel pal and I were in desperate
need of a shower. Right there, in the train
station, are the cleanest, safest, public
restrooms in town! For around $3.00, you can get a
hot shower, fresh towel included, behind a well-locked
Kiera, Ramey, USA
suggest this little book...
many things to see and do in Venice. Go to see San
Marco, of course, and the Jewish part of the town
called "ghetto", the Biennale, the food market in
Rialto, have an aperitif at Zattere at sunset, and
to know the best restaurants buy the inexpensive booklet
called Osterie di Venezia,
written by an Italian woman called Michela Scibilia.
It's in English, too. I hope this helps other women.
Have a nice stay in my country.
Daniela, Venice, Italy
P.S. I believe
the only public kosher restaurant in Venice today
is Gam Gam, a restaurant
near the Ponte delle Guglie in the ghetto.
food in Venice...
live in London and took a long weekend in Venice.
Fabulous! Trattoria alla Madonna
- Calle della Madonna, San Polo 594 is near Rialto
Bridge and a 10 minute walk from San Marco Square.
This lively fish restaurant is popular with tourists
and Venetians alike. My friends and I ordered the
grilled fish and the pasta plate (Spaghetti al Vongole)
which were divine. The waiters are great characters
and our very friendly server was telling me his life
story within minutes. The one thing he failed to accomplish
was to get me to try Spaghetti with Squid Ink. I may
like to wear black but eating it was too traumatic.
("Friendly server" took it away without
question when I grimaced).
Leslie, London, England
got back from Italy three weeks ago and loved it.
In Venice I suggest a stop at Rizzo
to check out their gourmet pasta - all flavors and
shapes (some even in the shape of gondolas). Fun to
see and the pasta products make interesting, light
and packable gifts.
Denise, Schaumburg, USA
Ed. note: Take
note that food shops in Venice often close on a Wednesday
afternoon and many gift and clothes boutiques stay
shut on Monday mornings.