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Survival Kit | About Venice

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Demographic Characteristics
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Province: Venezia
Latitude: 45°26' North
Longitude: 12°20' East
Altitude: at sea level
Area: 458 sq km
Population: 70,000
Currency: Euro
Venice is quite hot in June. Due to its location on the Adriatic coast, Venice suffers from frequent rain showers. For weather forecasts, consult the following URL:
Banks are open to the public from 8.30 to 13.00 from Monday to Friday. They generally open for an hour in the afternoon after lunch (times can vary).
Post Offices
The central post office is open from 8.30 to 18.30 Monday to Saturday. It is found at Rialto with entrances from Calle del Fontego and Salizada del Fontego.
Travel Agency
The Conference Secretariat would like to suggest Oltrex 4 M Spa, a professional travel agency that has been cooperating with FEEM for a long time. In many occasions, this agency proved to be qualified to offer satisfactory services to academic congress participants.

Please refer to the Oltrex website to get information about travels and hotels and to discover some amusing city excursions and sightseeing, or interesting appointments, shows and exhibitions that you would not want to miss.

Oltrex 4 M Spa
Ms. Viviana Quagliato
Riva degli Schiavoni - Castello 4192
30122 Venice
tel: +39 041 5283066 / 5242828
fax: +39 041 5221986

If you choose to contact this travel agency, please remember to mention that you are attending the Conference on "Post 2012 Climate Policy Architectures and Participation Scenarios " organised by FEEM.

Tips are generally included in prices and bills, so tipping is not considered mandatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in restaurants, a tip is often left.
The code for international calls is 00.
The international code to call Italy is 39.
Directory information service is 12, and 412 from mobile phones.
The emergency phone number is 112.
Public phone boxes work with coins or with cards that can be purchased at news-stands or tobacconist's.
Shops are generally open from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 16.00 to 19.30. Many shops are open through Sunday.
The electric power supply is 220 volts and 50 cycles.
Electrical plugs are the European type, with two round pins.
The official language of Italy is Italian, however many dialects are spoken. Most people in Venice speak a few phrases in English, French, German and Spanish.
Very Basic Dictionary
Airport Aeroporto
Beach Spiaggia
Beer Birra
Bread Pane
Good afternoon Buona sera
Good morning Buon giorno
Good night Buona notte
Goodbye Arrivederci
Hello Buon giorno (formal)
Ciao (informal)
No No
Please Per favore
Restaurant Ristorante
Thank you Grazie
Town hall Municipio
Water Acqua
Welcome Benvenuto
Wine Vino
Yes Si
You're welcome Prego

Calle, Ramo, Salizada

Campo square
Ponte bridge
Teatro opera theatre
Sotoportego street archway that passes underneath a building
Fondamenta a street running along a canal
From the airport to the city centre
There are various ways to go from the airport to the city centre:

1. Private Water Taxi
Price: €80,00 for up to 4 people
From the airport to the hotel or nearest accessible dock.
Time to get to the hotels: 30 minutes
Telephone: +39.041.5222303

2. Vaporetto
Name: Alilaguna
Route: Airport - San Marco
Timetable: every hour from 6,15 to 24,10
Travelling time: 70 min
Tickets: €10.00

3. Bus
ACTV n° 5
Route: Airport-Piazzale Roma
Timetable: every 30 min
Travelling time: 35 min
Tickets: €1.00

4. Bus
ATVO Express
Route: Airport-Piazzale Roma
Timetable: every 30 min
Travelling time: 20 min
Tickets: €3.00

From Piazzale Roma (Bus Terminal) and the Train Station there are water buses that stop all around Venice travelling along the Grand Canal and island periphery. Water buses also stop at the Lido and adjacent islands. From Piazzale Roma or the Train Station it will take 30 minutes to get to St.Mark's Square (Price €5,00 one way).


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