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... experience here was much better and the operator called us a cab. We were early for the train so we found seats and did some reading. I felt like a coffee so I went the the bar and had an espresso. Fortunately this station had lifts, so we could easily manage to get our luggage to the right platform. The trip to Florence was uneventful and we arrived on time (surprise!!). On our earlier visit to Florence ...
We enjoyed our cruise, especially as it gave us the opportunity to visit Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro, which were so amazing and interesting. The Nieuw Amsterdam is a largish ship, with 2100 passengers. On this trip there were over 700 Australians, with the rest being mostly American and Canadian, nearly all retirees. We didn't socialise much, keeping to ourselves. We had a lovely cabin with a big deck which we used a lot.
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... to buy our tickets to Graz the following day, so we bundled up and braved the rain. Of course we got lost. We must have walked three miles, finally reaching the station. When we left the station the walkways had begun to flood. An alarm sounded through out the city, which we learned later meant "high water". The mystery of the narrow tables was revealed as we saw men pulling them down and running them through the passages as a type ...
... a kiss on each cheek. I am sure that the first couple of times I looked a bit stunned, so folks explained it to me. Lesson 4: People at work who hardly know you kiss you on the cheek for any celebration. Another thing I didn't realize was that the prosecco was supposed to be drunk with the pastries at 9:30 in the morning. Lesson 5: Prosecco is a morning drink, even when at work. That was explained to me much later after I'd left it in the ...
... if something is in it before they attempt to land on you. We assumed their little claws would hurt, but they don’t….they are pros. They just stand on you and peck the crumbs out of your hand (it feels funny, but doesn’t hurt at all). Kyle saw that if you crush the crackers up, they stay longer to get all the crumbs instead of just taking a cracker and running. The birds LOVED him. Kyle had them all over him. There were a few pigeons with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAbbazia Deluxe Venice
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.