THE BEST WAY TO VENICE, ITALY
From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Venice is offered on Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Swiss, Delta, British and KLM. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $494.
To call the numbers below from the U.S. dial 011 (the international dialing code), 39 (the country code for Italy) and the local number.
VSP Workshops (Venice School of Photography), http://www.vspworkshops.com. The next Carnival workshop is March 3-9. The $2,600 fee includes accommodations, breakfasts, photo critique sessions and models.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Ala, San Marco 2494, Venice; 041-520-8333, http://www.hotelala.it. Doubles from $139 a night.
WHERE TO EAT
Ristorante da Raffaele, San Marco 2347, Venice; 041- 523-2317, http://www.ristorantedaraffaele.com. Entrees from $20 to $47.
Taverna San Trovaso, Dorsoduro 1016, Venice; 041- 523-3703, http://www.tavernasantrovaso.it. Entrees from $13 to $27.
TO LEARN MORE
Tourist Board of Venice, http://www.turismovenezia.it/venezia/default.asp