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Travel Blogs from Venice
... is generally known just as "the Piazza" (la Piazza). All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called "campi" (fields). The Piazzetta (the 'little Piazza') is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. This article relates to both of ...
... endurance to paddle by himself. Courage to paddle in open water with boats going past him and creating waves that at times go over the front of his boat. Endurance to paddle all the way without complaint. I am proud of them both. We travelled across open water to get to the canals of Venice. This was a bit nerve-racking as the water was choppy from the boats and you had to time your run between vessels. Once we had the green light to go we ...
... We actually did pretty well, with the iPad, although it never could decide which side of any given canal we were actually on. We only had one major misstep, but we wound our way back, and I think we still made it in the 10 minutes. And oh my gosh, the hotel! It is absolutely beautiful! And classy! We walked in to find Happy Hour in progress...so while they registered our passports (the way Italy handles visitors...they hold hotels responsible for checking and verifying ...
Verona is one of the most beautiful, charming cities I've been in. It is known as the city of love because it was the setting for Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet. Crowds of people flock to the city each year to see Juliet's balcony. I'm not going to lie it was one of the first things I wanted to see too. Perhaps because I had read many of Shakespeare's plays and a part of me believed that these characters could ...
... school (2 years of training), islands (128), canals (186), bridges (475), gondolas (450), gondoliers (450), cost of a gondola ($45,000 euros for a basic one + app. $5000 euros to decorate and personalize it), average life of a gondola (25 years), and passing the torch (our gondolier is a 5th generation gondolier). It's a very touristy thing to do, but you just can't leave Venice without a gondola ...
Other places to stay in Venice
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $233
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Castello, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $393
- Scusarme- did you say 5 star hotel? No way!
- Loved it
- Nice, but not the best
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Best Hotel in Venice
- GREAT GREAT GREAT !
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $431
- Recommend Westin Europa
- Good Location - Bad Service - Wornout
- Awful - Luxury Price - Rude Worthless Service - Worn Accomodations
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Mestre, Venice | 1 star hotelfrom $107
San Marco Mercerie, 760, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $330
- Great location, friendly staff.
- Good Place
- It's OK really
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $122
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Close to Train Station
- Clean, but dated
- Nice but out of the way
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $188
- A grand choice
- The Best
- Excellent Hotel
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $481
- Our favorite hotel in Venice!
- One of the top hotels in the world?
Cannaregio, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $169
- A great hotel!
- Nice Place
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $272
- Quite Pleased
- Misled by the 4* rating
- Honesty's a better policy
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $380
- Stunning Hotel. Great Staff
- Pleasantly surprised
- Like a wonderful dream!
Bay Area/Bentencho/Yodoyabashi/Hommachi/Tanimachi/Kyobashi, Venice | 4 star hotel
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- Worst place to rest your Head
Castello, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $178
- THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE
- Fantastic Hotel with Great Views
- Quintessetial venician
San Marco 1332, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $309
- Loved it!
- A superb hotel and location
- Great hotel, great location
Mestre, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Good old Sofitel
- Excellent Hotel !
- Excellent Sofitel.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Best location in Venice
- Very central location
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $218
- Charming Hotel with Great Location
- A good adress
- We loved it!! October 2003
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $822
- A place to come home to
- A classic example of the Hit-and-Run Strategy
- Not a Five Star Rating
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
- Good, quiet stay
- 40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Loved it all - used Italiatour
- Great value, clean, great breakfast
- Good experience in Venice