Travel Blogs from Venice
Before I leave the alps I must comment on how expensive outdoors gear is in Australia compared to over here. Boots, pants, t-shirts etc are much cheaper and walking poles are very much cheaper. My Italian made walking pole was $110 full price or $70 on special at Kathmandu, but over here you can get a PAIR of walking poles in several different brands for between €9 to €20. We left at 9:30 this morning for the 2.5 hour drive to Venice. One of ...
... evening, stopped off to get dinner and then settled down for the night.
Today was great we went to the fish markets, across the beautiful Rialto bridge and then St Mark's Square. We stopped of for lunch at Alla Madonna recommended by most of the touristy things we had read and the food was amazing!!!
We walked everywhere today. Saw fab canals, bridges, and crumbly buildings. Venice is so lovely we hope to enjoy even more ...
... for any one family. It really is a truly amazing place that survived for 1000 years as a republic not a democracy but the people did have some say but a republic with a good percentage of the citizens taking part.
After the Doge's palace we walked some more in the area around the square getting a few last things and having supper at nice café in the area. After dinner as we had time before our concert we had tickets for at 9 pm we ...
... stop for a snack, wander around more shops and take more pictures, eat an amazing dinner, and get a little lost. It was such a great day! Venice is the perfect place for Mike's "squirrel!" moments, so we found lots of cool stores and alleyways.
The restaurant we went to for dinner was in an old Merchant Bank right on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. It was a tour book recommendation (Mom, you’d be proud – did you see how ...
... masked era when doctors would wear a mask with a long beak filled with herbs to prevent him from catching the plague as he checked for survivors. Later the mask became a tool to hide ones identity when dabbling in frivolous activities. Whilst the poor struggled to eat, the rich were eating off golden plates and tossing them out into the canals. Venice was a sort of Vegas for the Aristocrats. It was a republic governed by the council of ten, who elected ...
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.
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!
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.
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.