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Venice, Italy

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vances vances
581 reviews
Aug 22, 2006
Amanda – here are some general thoughts from a friend, who has

traveled to Venice. I also entered his comments around Florence, but since I

didn’t tag it as a “Place to Eat” it wasn’t attached to your request.

Certainly interesting and the gondolas are fun, but they are

everywhere so shop for a deal. We loved the tour of St. Marks but did not

have the opportunity to eat at a nice place there. Tourist traffic seems to have reduced affordable

places but if you want to spend $100 a plate I'm sure you'll be able to find a

good dinner. We stayed in a town, the first train stop off the island,

called Terme Eugane

in the Etruscan Hills. Beautiful, and only Italians there. I remember doing a grappa tastingand then we danced to live music

with older but very full-of-life Italians. Seemed like a scene out of the

Godfather!(They were all decked out in their best and were smoking big

cigars and drinking hard liquors - straight.)The hotel also has big very

clean rooms.

I suggest just asking/following the Italians as there are so

many places. If you see a bar with a baseball game on the tube just keep

going. If it is not soccer then you are in the wrong place and will be

ripped off or disappointed!
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