Free Internet Accessat Thousand Year Old Convent

(Special Report: Venice)

This article originally appeared in the May 2005 issue of Dream of Italy

Free Internet Access
at Thousand Year Old Convent

If you’re in Venice
and want to access
your e-mail or find
something on the
Internet, head to the
Telecom Italia Future
, housed in the
former Convento San
. Each visitor is
given a card good for a half-hour
of free computer time in the
upstairs Internet café. The card
can also be used with video
games and other electronic
exhibits, but the Internet access
will be of most interest to travelers.
There’s a limit of one card
per person, per day, but visitors
are welcome to return several
days in a row if they

As if free Internet
access isn’t enough
of a bargain, the
Future Centre’s café
sells a great cup of
espresso for only
.80 euros, probably the
cheapest cup of coffee in Venice!
The Telecom Italia Future Centre
is open Tuesday through
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It’s on the Campo San Salvador,
between Piazza San Marco and
the Rialto Bridge. For more
information, visit