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Travel Blogs from Venice
... of any trip so far. Taking us through the small mountain town of Wildschönau Valley in Austria. The view was magnificent. After dropping off the passengers staying there we continued our trek to Venice, travelling through the mountains of northern Italy. We arrived at our accomodation, Plus Camping Jolly, at about 5:30pm. Our accomodation was a 20 minute bus ride outside of the city of Venice, and looked ...
... mum to the rescue!! We bought some prosciutto, salami, cheese, olives and pickled octopus...Yummy!! I couldn't wait to eat it all, but of course we couldn't have all that without wine, so in we went in search of the alcohol section and bought some Italian sparkling Rose and beer for Mary. The game was highly entertaining, even though Italy lost. It's strange how the commentators joke around and play music during the game...I guess the game is a bit slow so they have to make it ...
... San Marco Square and Rialto bridge were lovely at night. It was busy, but not as congested as we anticipated. There were many gondoliers providing rides to tourists, but at 80 euros ($120) for 40 minutes, collectively we voted to skip this experience. Myles suggested we buy more gelato! The gondoliers speak to the tradition of Venice, but this image was altered as you see them texting and using their iPhones while paddling!
... back to the hotel for rest. Our tour group is starting to become so close that as we sit and eat in a local restaurant, we pass around our plates for others to share in whatever it is we have ordered. Normally I would have participated in this routine, however at lunch today the meatball dish that I ordered (which only had 2, yet big, meatballs) was so delicious that I couldn't possibly share with anyone else. Kellie was lucky to get a taste. On the walk back to the ...
... as he was very eager to see Venice like I was. We'd both been talking about the place a lot during that morning. I wasn't so sure what to expect as I had no idea - but still excited none the less. Caught the train which took about 1/2 hour. Landed there and we were all blown away by the beauty of the place and also by the lack of crowds which Barry was saying all of the time. The summer crowds are incredible with so many people all packing on to the island. We ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Almaviva House Venice
Happy and great stay
We booked room with 2 beds. The apartment was very well prepared an immaculate. The decor is very charming: nice old lamps on walls and very modern lamp on the floor. The rooms are very large abd bright. Separate bedroom, huge bed, great shower. We wanted to make only 2 days stay in VEnice but we were so impressed we decided to extend our stay. For the price and quality of Almaviva? Good price and good quality. We hope to be back one day. It would be a great room for our honeymoon.
Almaviva Residence!!! great stay!!!
I was recently in VEnice and I stayed in very new, just opend place. Is called Almaviva Residence and when I arrived there were still smtg to put in order, but this wasn't problem. The place is so well located, the manager of the palce so welcoming and available for all our requested that our trip was really great. I am sure that in a few month this place will be on the top. At moment they don't have web. I find it becasue asked in one restaurant in VEnice. VEry recomandable place.
Almaviva house is a wonderful place to stay, absolutely quiet and perfectly located.
Our room was very large, well equiped with a separated living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. Very nice staff too.
We will return for sure even if the price may seem just a bit high.
Charming stay at the Almaviva House in Venice
My partner and I spent three splendid days at the Almaviva House in Venice on a recent trip to Italy. This B&B is conveniently located near two vaporetto stops but on a very quiet residential street.
Our suite was newly rennovated and included a spotlessly clean modern bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower, toilet and bidet. The bedroom was clean and very comfortable. The room itself had gorgeous views of the canal and street in front of the House.
Our host and his staff were extremely friendly and gracious. I would most definitely recommend the Almaviva House for anyone looking for quiet, clean alternative to conventional tourist hotels.
Almaviva House in Venice
Alma Viva House in Venice was an extraoridnary choice of places to stay in Venice. We stayed in the largest room in June of 2005 and the facilities were excellent. It featured a large bedroom and separate lounge area with a beautiful canal view, a huge bathroom with all the necessities and even a jacuzzi tub. With it's charming courtyard, relaxing backyard, and beautifully designed common areas, we felt like we had our own apartment in Venice (a nice apartment at that). Not to mention the extra personal care and attention from Arkadius and all the staff at the Alma Viva that ensured that we had a good breakfast, clean room, tips for seing Venice, and recommendations to excellent restaurants and bars. Alma Viva House made are trip to Venice truly magical! We would highly reccommend that you visit the enchanting city of Venice and if you do, we insist that you choose Alma Viva House for an exceptional experience, you won't be disappointed!
Almaviva offers a different part of the city
We recently spent a long, relaxing weekend at the Almaviva House in Venice and have already recommended it to our friends. Almaviva is located on the south side of the city, near the Accademia Bridge, but far enough from the throngs of tourists to make it feel like a completely different place.
Almaviva is located in an old, but very well maintained house, and the rooms (there are only a few) are clean and very spacious. We had a suite, which looked out over a small and quiet canal, but the standard rooms are nice as well with a view of the rear courtyard. It was so quiet that each morning we awoke to birds singing, the occasional church bell and the rustle of local boat traffic along the canal below.
Arkadius and Sara made us feel very much at home and were very generous in their recommendations for places to eat and drink in the neighbourhood. As a result, we had good food with good service at a decent price; not at all what we had been warned about with regards to Venetian fare. We also very much enjoyed the other guests who seemed, like us, to want a quiet place to relax and unwind.
If you planning a Venice trip, and want to avoid the tourist rush, have a look at this part of the city and see if Almaviva has room.
A very warm and friendly welcome is offered in Almaviva House.
The central lobby provides music and litterature, combined with a beautiful view on a cosy garden and a charming courtyard.
The location is ideal for those who want to reach everything by foot but prefer to be a little bit away from the San Marco tourist masses.
Good luck in our first trip to Venice
Through some friends we contacted with Almaviva for our first trip to Venice and god knows it wasn't disappointed at all.
It was a warm welcome in a nice and big space. It's placed in the centre, in a quiet neighbourhood near a small canal... the best option for those who live under the stress of a big city (like we are). We even get the chance to attend to the "boss" birthday party... A nice host, for sure.
We'll come back.
José ( Spain)
Triple "BBB" : Best Bed and Breakfast!!!
Triple "BBB" : Best Bed and Breakfast!!!
Yes. it is true. In Venice I was in four different places and this one was the best: clean, sure, familiar, pleasant.
The owner is very open for every kind of help for our party for 8 people. We had gondola ride, restaurant and also very personalized service inside this B&B. Surely we will return for our next birthday.