Subject: Re: Venice

You will not be disappointed with Venice - it's magical. Just get away from the crowds and wander down the side streets. Get lost! As for meals, Venice was probably our most disappointing experience. I would suggest logging on to the web site (free registration), and click your way to the Osterie suggested by Slow Food for the Veneto (Venice). They don't have any reviews up on the site, but you can see the prices, whether credit cards or reservations are accepted, and the location. I've heard from others that every restaurant they ate at that belonged to or was affiliated with Slow Food was outstanding. Wish I had known that when I was there three years ago! One other suggestion, make reservations as soon as possible as these places tend to fill up fast.

Joli Wilson/David Ortez San Rafael, CA