Venice Recommendations Please

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  1. scousebird

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    We are thinking of going to Venice next year - where is the best place to stay to visit the City and route suggestions please?
     
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    No vehicles allowed in the city as its a bit wet.
     
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  3. scousebird

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    I thought it might be too much to expect a serious answer :roflmto:
     
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    Anywhere between lido de jesolo, and punta sabionia, spelling might be a bit wrong there, but there is a load of sites along there, then you just catch the number 5 bus to the ferry and the ferry comes in the bus fare if you get the special ticket about 15 euros , return straight into St marks square
     
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    I agree with chaser - no shortage of campsites with beach access along that stretch of the coast. You can cycle to Punta Sabbioni if you prefer - there's a cycleway beside the road.

    The campsite we've used a couple of times is Camping Ca' Savio, and we'd use it again - very convenient.

    As for routes - we're planning on going to Venice yet again via Germany and Austria next spring, but normally we'd drive into Switzerland via Basel then through the Gotthard Tunnel into N Italy. The tunnel toll is included in your Swiss carnet fee.
     
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    Hi

    We have been several times and fined that the best time to go for us is just after the children go back to school end of August start of September.

    Best place to stop for us is Camping Cavallino it’s in the ACSI book and if you get there a day or two before Acsi kicks in just up the road 1klm is Camping Scarpiland bit cheaper and in the ACSI book but not as good as Cavallino.

    As they are just of the main road to port Sablioni where you can catch the water Bus to Venice.

    Good local markets in Cavallino & Jesolo also plenty of supermarkets and local butchers good value and quality products.


    If you are interested I have my route with stops with a mixture of free and paying all safe, it also includes GPS co-ordinates on this spreadsheet.

    If you would like a copy send me a PM with your Email address and I will send you a copy
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    Here you go. Only need to ask!! (y):):)

     
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  8. Hydrocell

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    The Swiss Vingnet lasts for twelve months we paid 40 euros at the border 2013 but you get this back in fuel as the road are good and no steep climes to speck of the Gotthard route via Basel is easy but there are a lot of tunnel the scenery is stunning.
     
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    There were quite a few when I was there last week.

    I think you can even overnight on the main car park. But would you want to ?

    Last week I visited from Peschiera del Garda. Under two hours by train. But Lido de Jesolo is a better bet.
     
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    I took Brian's advice two years ago and stayed at Lake Garda and then caught the train, excellent advice.
     
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    Well it has to be said, arriving from Lido di Jesolo by boat is a bit more exciting than stepping off the train. But full marks to Italian trains, decent prices and good service.

    The site we were on at Jesolo had over 2500 pitches and it wasn't the biggest. The supermarket had three check-out lanes. Glorious beach right outside the campsite. But it did not seem overpowering because all the pitches had good hedges so the scale was masked.

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@45.4349817,12.4398253,832m/data=!3m1!1e3
     
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    Camping Serrinissima if you just want to do Venice.
    Nice little site accepts ACSI. Lovely people speak good English. Buy a bus ticket at reception approx 2 euro bus stops at gate takes you straight into Venice same for return, journey 15 to 20 minutes.
    Dozens of sites sat Jesolo but you need to get as far down as possible for the ferry unless you have transport. There is a bus but it was unreliable last month some people got stranded for hours.
    Serrinissima is best for Venice only Jesolo for Venice and beach.
    Have a great time.(y)(y)
     
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    gree with forestboy we have used Serrinissima site, bus stop right outside the site and only short trip to Venice, get an all day boat/bus ticket and hop on hop off round Venice, also go to Murano where they do glass blowing
     
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    We have just got back from nearly 4 weeks in Italy and for Venice we stayed at Camping Venezia which is is the ACSI book very easy to get to and about a 5 minute walk to a bus stop then 5 to 8 minutes into Venice and the best toilets and showers I've every seen on a camp site. Traveled down through France, Belgium, Luxembourg all toll free but then you hit Switzerland and have to buy a vignette, then on to Italian toll roads which are a lot cheaper than France.. We stayed the 1st night at Gravelines, then Pont a Mousson, a great Aire right on the banks of the Mosell, then Montreux Chateau then through Switzerland to the Sosta at Verona before heading to Venice. We did think about staying at Camping International in Luzern on the way back but at nearly €50 per night decided against it. :)
     
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    Thanks for all the answers so far
     
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    Im jealous. Always wanted to go and see Venice, but not with mum haha. Seems to be a romantic place.
     
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    What's Venice like in October
    Weather wise and is it busy
    We will be on our way back out of Croatia so thinking this may be the perfect end before the dash home
     
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    We were there in the van first week of October last year the weather was very warm and sunny.
     
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    Venice is always busy, weather in October is like most places a bit hit and miss but you should go once in your life, try and get off the beaten track and find the real Venice, if you want to see the Dogues Palace then they do a secret tour which takes you behind where the public don't go and the same ticket lets you into the Palace afterwoulds. (y)
     
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    Aires at Punta Sabbioni - check my spelling on that one - but these are not free; 7 euros pp one way on the vaporetto to Venice itself gets expensive too. There is a site in the city signposted off the main road which heads east towards Lido Di Jesolo but don't think it's open all year, but I maybe wrong. We found the Lido and Venice hinterland to be very disappointing after Verona, Florence, Tuscany, Appenines etc. in October was still very hot and the tourist areas were simply one heaving mass of people...... Love Italy though!! Toby and Suzy.
     
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