Secrets About Venice
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Hot showers in Venice
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 door.
Kiera, Ramey, USA
I suggest this little
There are 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.
Great 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
Pasta, pasta, pasta...
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. Take a peek at their website.
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.