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Old 01-09-2018, 11:43 AM
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Limited to 1500 People. At $325 per person plus add-on's, definitely not cheap.
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Limited to 1500 People. At $325 per person plus add-on's, definitely not cheap.
plus you have to be a member, so that is added on too...
For me, it is a chance to get to see some things that I normally would not....and to take a break and do some traveling (which I don't do a lot)... and convince Brenda that I NEED to go
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Have just registered for the conference, but many of the ad- ons are already booked out.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:40 PM
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It is moving really fast. I did three add ons this morning early. I've not heard back from the hotel yet. I wanted to be on the museum tour, the Toso tour and Efftre. I have them all but I got up early. Hotel and then airfare. I suspect 10K plus for two.
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plus you have to be a member, so that is added on too...
For me, it is a chance to get to see some things that I normally would not....and to take a break and do some traveling (which I don't do a lot)... and convince Brenda that I NEED to go
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It's clearly a NEED. Where else would we see each other?
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All of the demos at Venini are sold out.... I got the museum tour, blowing glass path, and Venini tour.... this is costing me a bit
I have a hotel that I booked as soon as the conference was announced..... but may have to move over to Venice and commute because we are going with another couple who are not going to the conference and would rather be in Venice than take a taxi each morning.... AHHHHHHHRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:33 PM
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Mark, I just booked the
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio which is in Venice proper.
which is in Venice and I would prefer to be closer in. Most hotels are already sold out. Perhaps your non conference people would want to swap. It's Mary Beth and Me tues night thru sat night.
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Mark, I just booked the
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio which is in Venice proper.
which is in Venice and I would prefer to be closer in. Most hotels are already sold out. Perhaps your non conference people would want to swap. It's Mary Beth and Me tues night thru sat night.
Let me talk with them this weekend.... mine is Locanda Conterie in Murano for the same dates....
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we are indeed pricey but it's my fault in booking today. I think our room is about $1600 USD which I'm Ok with but the nuisance is my concern/ It seems perfectly nice and is opposite Murano. Where the Vaporetto are, I don't know. We can arrive anytime of night on the fifteenth, leaving on sunday ( five nights)

But Hey! we're all going !
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We booked an Air B+B almost as soon as we heard about the conference and scooped a lovely little place on Murano.
Managed to miss out on most of the tours and visits which I'm really shitty about - just a delay on our part with time differences and stuff.
Effetre would have been amazing to see.
Also booked and paid for the closing party, which says is included in the brochure- yet came up as an option to purchase on registration - so who knows.
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I booked but wasn't able to get a room at the hotel GAS contracted with--sold out quickly. I still need to figure out where I'm staying.

I couldn't get some of the events when I registered, but then I went back the next day and they were available so I re-registered and got them.

We should turn this thread (or create another) for a roll-call of everyone here who's going.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:08 AM
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Well, it certainly is expensive. With MB;s and my registration plus the three other venues, plus re-upping as a member, it was over 900 bucks and then the hotel is $1600, and then the air fare. We get major miles with our Mastercard but it's not for the faint of heart. It certainly doesn't include any daily expenses. I expect 9K before we're home, perhaps more but we are going on to Cyprus and N. Ireland.
As I was tracking hotels yesterday, three closed down on me while I was looking saying they had just booked their last room. They were book 75 per hour. There wasn't anything on Murano. It was all in real time.
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Have fun guys ! Iíll be on my boat. Thatís where you really waste money.
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So who else is going? I will be there with my wife.
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I thought that David was going to start a separate thread on this?.....
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:07 PM
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Murano information exchange

Just use this one Mark.
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I hope everyone can post pictures and videos for us that are not going. Back in the day (the 80ís) I did international inbound/outbound tourism and have been to Murano many times. So many of those places are tiny. I hope GAS has good local ground handlers otherwise it could be a cluster _____. Patience will be the word of the hour. I think it will be the opportunity of a lifetime for so many and I do wish I could go.
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The best squid ink pasta is at Ai Frati, just over the bridge on the way to Roberto's. In my humble opinion.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:05 PM
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Squid Ink Pasta?.... really? The best...
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Other than tasting like Squid Ink, what does Squid Ink pasta taste like?
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Close your eyes and it tastes like pasta, but just a little bit fishy.
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Well usually they make a nice sauce with butter or cream but it varies from place to place.

If you don't go to Osteria al Duomo across the bridge from San Donato on Murano and get the mixed seafood pasta dish you might as well never have gone.

Take advantage of the local cuisine while you're there. After work Venetians will often go out for cicchetti and a spritz. You'll find the tourists drinking them with Aperol which I kind of look at as training wheels for Campari, which most of the Italians seem to drink. Here's a good link that talks about cicchetti:https://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/ve...etti-at-bacari

Some of my favorite places are along Fondamenta dei Ormesini in the Canneregio neighborhood. If someone wants to fly me out as tour guide I would be happy to oblige. I don't get lost in Venice
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Funny half-minute from last night's Antiques Roadshow, starts at 27:00. Caveat Emptor.

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Old 01-23-2018, 06:51 PM
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This not really in the right place Rich as I've had time to consider it. .
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Pete, feel free to dump or move it. I just though the Venice reference was worth a laugh.
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