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We took an 8 AM train to Venice which only took 1 hour 10 minutes. It was the most dramatic train ride because the train was a Milan - Venice train that only stopped for 2 minutes in Verona. We stood on one end of the platform hoping that the first class cars would be on that end, it turned out that they were on the other end so we started running …
... I learnt today. My Tour guides name was David, and he was an American from Mitcihan. He took me though all these places i'm sure I would have found myself, but it was nice to have some inside knowledge of the history of the place.
I know nothing about Venice, so I found the information very informative. Just as a side point you know Venice gets around 22 million visitors a year. that's huge! You will notice in the photos all the people, especially on ...
... in the city. I didn't know that but if people want to get somewhere they just walk or catch a water taxi. It was such a weird thing to see. Venice was beautiful though. We got to walk through all the old buildings and over the bridges connecting the islands. The day started off so hot though, we all hated it. It was too hot! We walked to St Mark's Square which has a massive cathedral and a bell tower and really old buildings. There ...
... utensils were appropriate to use for which course. There was little conversation as everyone was whispering, attempting to be on their best behavior. Lunch lasted about 45 minutes and no one wanted to linger any longer.From there we were off to the carpet "demonstration" which also lasted about an hour. One man on our tour tried to stay in the van but our guide wouldn't allow it. We were all ushered into a room ...
... to a bowl of the Food of Kings™ which as we all know is a bowl of coco-pops and ice-cold milk. Yum. And so to Venice, well almost… we arrived for our boat a little early (by about 45 minutes or so), but unfortunately our boat did not. So there was a short spell of standing around in the heat waiting for our boat. It was nothing to worry about, and I only mention it here to make you all jealous of the gorgeous Italian sunshine that we're ...
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If you're staying in Venice for more than 2 nights, it's better to get a more centrally located hotel but for one night and arriving/leaving by train, Abbazia Deluxe can't be beat. There are two Abbazia: the regular and the deluxe. These are the two closest hotels from the train station and if you don't know where they are, you may walk past them (like we did).
Like many Venice hotels, Abbazia Deluxe doesn't have elevator and the reception area is on the second floor. The Lady Giulia helped us carry some of our luggage. Despite being 10 in the morning, our room was ready and fortunately, it was on the second floor so we didn't have to drag our bags through more stairs. Our room had a canal view and it was beautiful, especially the next morning when people started their activities. Giulia gave us a map and told us the city had not changed since the last time we were there 10 years ago.
Upon check out, the gentleman working on reception was not as friendly as Giulia (he was not rude but rather kept to himself). We actually enjoyed the breakfast. They were prepared in the lobby but no chef on duty so the only eggs available were hard boiled egg which is actually our favorite type of egg.
Overall, it was a pleasant stay but we would try something closer to the center the next time we're in Venice.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.