Subject: Venice/Venezia
Hi all, anyone going to Venice ought to try to arrive at the airport and then take the hour long boat ride into the city. it approaches from murano, around the arsenal, and straight into San Marco--- the most dramatic entrance to a city on our entire planet....if i may understate it! arriving by rail is nothing to compare with this. It's a 10$ ride, the airport boat is and well worth it to travel the whole of the lagoon, especially around sunrise or sunset.

For xmas people in venice, do try to dine at at restaurant not peopled totally by tourists. venice ought to be experienced with italians.....where everyone in the room isn't speaking englsh, german, and french. ie, choose a restaurant/hotel for xmas dinner frequented by the, not in san marco square.

brian in ny/ has spent 19 days in venice