• More About “Tourist Trap” Restaurants

    by  • February 1, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Another BBC article on avoiding “tourist trap” restaurants in Venice says that locals advise “visitors to use guide books rather than sources like TripAdvisor when looking for a restaurant in Venice.” As you may know, it’s relatively easy to scam online sites like Yelp! or TripAdvisor — read the article about the young man...

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    $1,347 Steak in Venice?

    by  • January 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Several Japanese students studying in Bologna visited Venice and ate at a restaurant close to St Mark’s Square where, they report, they were charged $1,347 for a steak dinner for four. Some other students reported being charged $285.79 for seafood pasta for three. Eating in the tourist areas of Venice can get pretty expensive,...

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    Save Venice

    by  • January 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    We are hoping to be able to take all our Imagining Venice students to a Save Venice art restoration site in the city this summer. Save Venice is one of the charitable groups that regularly cleans and restores great art and architecture within the city; its administration was somewhat less-than-glowingly discussed in John Berendt’s...

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    Tourist Behavior

    by  • December 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    (Click on this post’s title to see the video link!) PBS just ran another article about tourists behaving badly in Venice. None of you will do that, right? I was interested to hear that anyone jumping into the canal gets fined €450 on the spot! The canals of Venice are streets, not swimming spots…....

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