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The Jewels of Italy Long Break


Reviews for the The Jewels of Italy Long Break

Great Holiday. It was a way to see parts of Italy the normal tourist would not see. We visited some spots recommended on the cruise, and skipped others. Murano was a special spot as was Caorle due to the history. Of course Venice is Venice, but the massive number of tourists from the cruise ships made it difficult to enjoy. Adding the constant vigil against pick pockets did not make it a relaxing experience. Venice is a "been there, done that" experience for us. It would be helpful to have been told some of the bridge operators speak only Italian and that some of the phone ahead numbers are routed to numerical menus that are difficult to understand if you are not somewhat conversant in Italian.
Definitely spend some time in Murano and Caorle. We were able to tour a "behind the scenes" operation of one of the glass factories and watch the artists at work. And hopefully the waterway guide will include more information on the region east of Jesolo other than the very rudimentary pdf add-on. If you leave near a beach like we do in Florida, skip the seaside resorts for the more historic parts of the area.