You will find endless amounts of information about Venice on the Internet. We recommend that you consult the well known guides. You might also want to refer to open source summaries such as Wikitravel Venice for lots of useful information.
Of course, you can now also explore Venice with Google Maps.
During the past decades the Giudecca Island completely changed its appearance. It has been transformed from an ex-industrial, densely populated, low income area to one of the trendiest spots in Venice. International designers, artists and VIPs pay a premium price to open their contemporary art gallery or showcase their fashionable loft or studio on the Giudecca Island.
The island has a good infrasructure with bakeries, groceries, a super market, a fish shop, cafés and restaurants and many small, specialized shops.
There is also a supermarket on the Giudecca called Coop.
At one end of the Giudecca you'll find the famous five-star Cipriani hotel with large private gardens and salt-water pool.
At the other end, the Molino Stucky has been converted into a luxury hotel and apartment complex.
The Hilton Mulino Stucky provides an excellent summary about the Giudecca island
See also: Wikipedia Giudecca
Safety & Security
You can reach the emergency medical service dialling free of charge on any phone 118 (no area code needed - conversation will be recorded) to have assistance and an ambulance sent to you.
Chemists' shops (Italian: Farmacie) are all around the town. They are open 24hrs. a day / 7 days a week on a rotational basis: outside the shop there's always the list of operating ones with time-table, address and phone number.
The Weather in Venice
Tides, Acqua alta (high water), etc.
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