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Should the boats be called vaporettos or vaporetti? -phma 00:17, 28 Mar 2004 (EST)

The singular is vaporetto the plural is vaporetti. rturus 18:51, 6 Dec 2004 (EST)

Proper nouns

Hi all, I have a question about the 'proper nouns' (like Venezia in this case). In my opinion the proper name shouldn't change if we speak in another language, for example Venezia remain Venezia in Italian, in English in Spanish... i.e. I'm Marco, but i don't became Mark if we speak in German...

So, i think than this article (Venice) should be redirected in Venezia, and not vice-versa( like Vicenza, Verona and all ather cities of Veneto). I don't know if there is a specify rule in WikiTravel for this case...

What do you think about this?

( Sorry for my English, but i'm Italian... ;-) )

--Wanblee 09:52, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Hi Marco. Unlike people some places have different names in different languages. For Wikitravel we use the most common English name of a place. There are lots of good reasons for this, and it's been very throughly discussed at Wikitravel:Article naming conventions and the associated talk pages. The main reason is that this is the English language version of Wikitravel, our readers speak, read, and write english. When they are looking for Venizia they think it's called "Venice", so that's what they are going to type into the search bar, and that's what they will look for when scanning the page for Italy.
Of course part of the information we want to give them is what the town is called by its inhabitants, so that info is right there at the top of the page.
For what it's worth I live in Geneva which has four names in four different languages that I know of. -- Mark 09:15, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

PS. Please do sign your posts. -- Mark 09:15, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

O.K. thanks for the answer ( you convinced me ;-)) ) Now i've seen the Wikitravel:Article naming conventions and clarify my ideas of the WikiTravel rule about this topic.

--Wanblee 09:52, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Hi again. I'm glad I was able to help. Thanks again for contributing to Wikitravel, and I hope to see you around for some time. We do need more info about Italy, personally I'd like to try to make it to Rome and Florence at some time this fall.  :) -- Mark 11:23, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)


I have booked 6 nights in Venice for mid-April '07. We are staying at the Palazzo la Scala. Can anyone offer any insight on this hotel? Location, style, value? I really appreciate any thoughts you can share on Venice. I want to make this a week we'll never forget.

Try for comparisons of hotels.

Transport to Airport

Could somebody post how one may get to the Airport in a reasonably priced way? I will be at a hotel very near the Accademia Bridge.


A Venice/San Marco article was just created, but I think we should discuss the split here first. Jpatokal 13:07, 13 September 2007 (EDT)

Venice! I visited Venice with my ex-partner during a 2-week round-Italy train trip about 8 years ago. I'd been to Turin, Rome, Pisa, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, all of Italy by train. We obviously missed most of the country-side, so go on a day trip to Tuscany, but 2 days in Venice is perfect/necessary, Don't book a hotel until you get there, you 'll meet the landlady of a great b&b overlooking the main square for next to nothing. and she'll charge you whatever you agree. But DO eat out, it's almost free and it'll be the best meal you ever eat. BUT look at the map

Ad in Sleep listings

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