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Is Dorsoduro in Venice a good location?
I’m going to Italy in October and staying in Venice for three nights. I’ve been offered an apartment in the Dorsoduro district. Here is the exact address:
Or you can type CALLE DEI FRATI 941 Venezia, in Google Maps. I have never been to Italy and will be seeing the regular tourist sights.
Those of you who know Venice and/or have been there, please tell me if this will be a good location in terms of sightseeing and transportation. The hotel manager says it’s on Zattere lines #51, 52, 61, 62, 2 and Accademia lines #1 and #2.
The place looks decent and the price is unbeatable but I don’t know if the district is safe. Any advice will be much appreciated.
Venice is a fairly compact city and easily walkable in addition to having the vaporetto lines to get around. So just about anywhere is convenient for sightseeing. Your apartment isn’t particularly close to the Piazza San Marco area on foot, but nothing is all that far and it’s interesting wandering the city. You’re fairly close to the Accademia Bridge so you won’t have to go out of your way to cross the Grand Canal. The boat ride is pretty short from there though and you’re very close to the Zattere stop. It’s also a safe location as is anywhere in the city.
Does anyone know: When did the state of Florida build Route 75, on the west coast, to in effect replace rt 41?
As a “new” Floridian, I see all the strip hotels on rt 41 [the Tamiani Trail] that look like they were built in the 40′s or 50′s and wonder when that route became “obsolete” for most travelers now using rt 75….since the Tamiani Trail runs very close to the west coast it still has some value for visitors, but rt 75 is abot 10 miles inland and people are able to zip past Bradenton/Sarasota/Venice and other destinations without ever seeing water….thanks to anyone who can shed a light on this.
tamiami trail is a highway that runs (what do ya know) from tampa to miami, 75 is an interstate…i dont think one was built to replace another…its common to have interstates and highways that lead the same direction. the highway is convenient when driving around in town or to places nearby as it is the main road through most towns in the area. 75 is more convenient when traveling to a town outside of your own that way you dont have to deal with stop lights and slow traffic and speed limits.
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