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Brenda answered:Take the train. The European train system is fantastic. Consult Rick Steves guides for best information.
Answer this2 AnswersLove2Travel answered:My favorite place is Rafaellos--it is ja small restaurant located off the grand canal on a side canal--if you walk away from the entrance to the church in San Marco piazza and go straight through the archway opposite the church, you stay along that walkway past the Hotel Bauer and many other smaller hotels and it is just before you cross a bridge. They have excellent house wine and good pasta at reasonable prices. They have my favorite dessert--Tartufo as well as Tiramisu.
I'd recommend Bologna, an interesting town about halfway that's famous for its socialist leanings (lots of students, the buses run on time!), interesting cuisine and cured meats, and its attractive medieval cityscape.
Many hotels allow you to check in luggage at the concierge desk, but you should call to verify before you arrive. As for the parking garage, it is probably as safe as any garage would be. Just make sure you leave no valuables in the car when you park it.