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TravelWise

Venice
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Venice, Italy, a place to go for “a shopper’s weekend of a lifetime,” according to Sheila Buckmaster, a TRAVELER special projects editor. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading her tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Venice.

BASICS

Entering Italy
www.usis.it/consulate
Information from the Consulate General of Italy on entry requirements for U.S. citizens

Getting There
www.ciaovenezia.com/b/flights.htm
Links to discount-airfare sites, major international airlines, and Italy’s airports

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=IT
Current times for locations across the globe

Making Telephone Calls
www.att.com/traveler/tools/codes.html
Country codes and city codes for numerous countries

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/it__venice.html
Three-day forecast and current weather conditions for Venice, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/venice/restaurants.html
Addresses and brief descriptions of some area restaurants

www.fodors.com/reviews/revresults.cfm?destination=venice
@163&class=Restaurants@20002&sort=name&review=brief

Links with short descriptions and price ranges for restaurants in Venice, compiled by Fodors

www.luxurytravel.com/cityguides/venice/restaurants.html
Offers addresses and brief descriptions of high-end restaurants

Where to stay
www.itwg.com/locform.asp?CITY=5&ACTION=ACC
A searchable database of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts

www.venicenetwork.com
Listings and photographs of Venice-area hotels—plus, a searchable database

www.goeurope.about.com/travel/goeurope/library/
planner/blp_venice_hotel_directories.htm

Links to five sites that are packed with hotel information for Venice and surrounding areas

How to Get Around
www.actv.it
Information on rates and schedules for Venice’s water buses

www.itwg.com/trains/trlink.asp
Provides schedules and rate information for Venice’s train system

THINGS TO DO

Attractions
www.luxurytravel.com/cityguides/venice/attractions.html
Contact information and descriptions for notable museums, piazzas, and historic sites

www.guggenheim.org/venice
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection site: information on exhibitions, the museum’s history, hours of operation, and location

Cultural Activities
www.italiantourism.com/html/veneteng.html
An overview of the offerings from some of Venice’s largest museums

www.doge.it/avvenim/calendai.htm
A calendar of cultural events and festivals in Venice

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgresults.cfm?section_list
=nig,ove,web,fea&destination=venice@163&cur_section=nig

Fodor’s take on nightlife and entertainment in Venice

TRAVEL GUIDES

Language Tools
www.travlang.com
Instruction in basic words and phrases in over 70 different languages, including Italian—plus, audio files to hear the basics

Map Links
plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/plates.html
An atlas view of northern Italy from National Geographic’s Map Machine site

Cuisine Guide
www.goeurope.about.com/travel/goeurope/library/venice/
aa050597.htm

What to expect at Italian meals, including explanations of common menu items

MEDIA

Books
shop.nationalgeographic.com
The National Geographic online store, an easy way to purchase the Venice-related Great Journeys of the World

www.databay.com/guides/Europe/City/Venice
Amazon.com’s selection of Venice guidebooks

Magazines
www.espressoedit.kataweb.it
A weekly magazine on Italian news and culture

Newspapers
www.tcd.ie/CLCS/italian/italianmedia.html
A comprehensive guide to Italy’s news and media outlets, including newspapers, magazines, and radio stations

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Italian Government Tourist Board
www.italiantourism.com/html/venez_en.html
Links for information on Venice accommodations, culture, history, water sports, railways, museums, maps, and more

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