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Aug 21 2008

Basics: Neighborhoods

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Venice is divided into 6 districts. San Marco is the district with the highest tourist traffic and the big sites centered around Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square).

St. Mark\'s Square

If you are only in Venice for 2 or 3 days, you might want to stay in this district and then walk to the main attractions, battling huge crowds and guided groups as well as long lines during the height of the tourist season. Think Times Square on New Year’s eve. The high end shops are in San Marco as well. We avoid restaurants in San Marco; they tend to be either outrageously expensive or have uninspired fare catering to tourists with limited palates.

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