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Old 07-10-2004, 05:16 PM
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I am planning to spend a couple of extra days in Venice afte my cruise, but am having trouble making a decision. Is it better to stay in Venice or somewhere in the Lido area? Any suggestions?
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I am planning to spend a couple of extra days in Venice afte my cruise, but am having trouble making a decision. Is it better to stay in Venice or somewhere in the Lido area? Any suggestions?
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I would suggest staying in Venice itself. A group of us just returned and stayed on one of the canals. You just can't beat having the gondolas go by in the evening with some guy singing. Being able to walk to everything is wonderful.

I personally didn't get to the Lido area, but Nancy Norris and her friend did. They said it was quaint, but were glad they stayed in Venice.

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I absolutely adore Venice.
Have been there several times, and always have stayed at the SATURNIA HOTEL.
Lovely. Nice location, close to St. Mark's, etc.
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Old 07-13-2004, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. SunPrincess - Is the Saturnia expensive? I know Venice is expensive and hoping to find a reasonably priced hotel.
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Suzi,

When I went it was on tours. I will ask my friend who is a travel agent about pricing for you. Unofficially I will say they are MORE reasonabley priced than some of the other hotels closer to the Square........
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Suzi,
I LOVED Venice!!!! If this is your first visit -stay in Venice, rather than Lido. Tom is correct. I enjoyed the Lido area and would consider staying there if I had already spent time in Venice, or as a honeymoon destination, but there is something quite magical about Venice. We stayed at the BW - Ala and found it to be a great location, at very reasonable rates for Venice.
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Thanks for your your suggestion Nancy. What may I ask do you consider "reasonable" rate in Venice? Also, SunPrincess, would greatly appreciate the follow-up to anything you find out about the Saturnia.
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The major question is how close you want to be to things, namely St.Mark's Square??
That will really be the money factor.
The closer you are the more it cost.
The other factor is the time when you go, peak/off peak, Carnivale.....

The Saturnia can run $200-400. Again, you may get this for less.
There is a hotel near the Realto Bridge, Georgioni. Nice, abit less.
If you go further out near the railroad station you may get better deals.

I have only stayed at the Saturnia.

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Thanks for the info SunPrincess. That seems a little pricey, so I will continue to check out my options - maybe staying in Venice, but not so close to St. Marks. I know I don't want to be too far away though, and the railroad station is probably farther away than I would prefer. Decisions! Decisions!
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