Frommer's Portable Venice (2003) (Frommer's Portable) by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

* A succinct advisor to the pleasures of Venice
* Venice had fifty eight million vacationer visits in 2001, up 5.8 percent
* Our ebook pinpoints the simplest eating, nightlife, and lodgings, together with the city's popular luxurious resorts in addition to cut price alternatives
* It grants the inside track on St. Mark's sq., the Grand Canal, museums, church buildings, the Lido, lagoon islands, and different points of interest

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The district also encloses the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, a repository of the works of Tintoretto. Campo San Polo is one of the oldest and widest squares and one of the principal venues for Carnevale. San Polo is also filled with moderately priced hotels and a large number of trattorie, many specializing in seafood. In general, the hotels and restaurants are cheaper here than along San Marco but not as cheap as those around the train station in Cannaregio. DORSODURO The least populated of the sestieri, this funky neighborhood is filled with old homes and half-forgotten churches.

Taxes As a member of the European Union, Italy imposes a value-added tax (called IVA in Italy) on most goods and services. The tax that most affects visitors is the one imposed on hotel rates, which ranges from 9% in first- and second-class hotels to 19% in deluxe hotels. Non-EU (European Union) citizens are entitled to a refund of the IVA if they spend more than 150€ at any one store, before tax. To claim your refund, request an invoice from the cashier at the store and take it to the Customs office (dogana) at the airport to have it stamped before you leave.

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