27 August 2008

More On Venice

I thought I would add a few more pictures of Venice in addition to the ones posted by Liz yesterday.

And one additional point . . .
Please don’t feed the pigeons . . . one of the little bleeders squirted me with some bodily fluid from a ledge in St Marks square!

Other than the pigeons the other major warning for any potential visitors to Venice is the cost. . . It’s easily the most expensive place we’ve ever been to, far more expensive than London or New York. Particularly if you want to eat or drink anywhere near St Marks square or on the Grand Canal at the Rialto Bridge. Be sure to check for hidden charges such as cover charges, bread charge, live music charge (if there is a band) and of course the obligatory service charge and tip! A good rule of thumb is if it has a sign outside saying Tourist Menu or Menu Turistico then you are probably be going to be paying over the odds for low quality food.

Two places that we can highly recommend for great food and service are Bancogiro in the Rialto market and Ristorante da Raffaele. The best bar we found was probably Muro which had great crowd and drinks at reasonable prices (for Venice!!!)

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