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Travel Blogs from Venice
Sunday we took the bullet train 1.5 hours north to Verona. We were met at the station by missionaries Michael and Loretta Hopkins who we met as itinerant pastors in our Florence church. We enjoyed a regional meal and good conversation followed by a walk around the beautiful city. We walked past the arena, similar to Rome's Coliseum, which is the symbol of the city's Roman tradition. We passed through a medieval market which was setup in the main piazza before ...
... allowed out into the paddock on fine days, I could also tell you about the great local lunch we had the first day at a local trattoria where the menu was entirely in Italian so the maitre d suggested he just decide for us - he did a great job and even concluded our meal with some local brew similar to jaiger meister (whoop!!) then there was us getting entirely lost finding our way to this home as we did not ...
... that some of the Aussies became very noisy & unruly! (Who else would give a cheer "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Oi, Oi, Oi!" after reverent cello solo of "Ave Maria"?) Our tour group is about 43 people - about 1/3 Australian, 1/3 Filipino (including an extended family of 11) and the rest are made up of a Kiwi couple, an American couple & a Sri Lankan couple. There are 2 other couples from Adelaide which is nice and everyone is relating really well with one another. Day ...
... row boats, more speed boats, all sizes, sailing boats, little boats, big boats, boats with cranes, ferries, water taxis, flash speed boats, big catamarans, garbage boats, and more. Its not a harbour, its not a sea, its a lagoon between the mainland and the islands and Venice. To us it looked like mayhem, no structure, but actually there was, there has to be. There is a wide avenue of pillars in the lagoon, wide enough for two boats to pass ...
... fruit and vegetables to souvenirs. We saw lots of beggars on our walk. I have to say that every place we've been in Europe, there have been beggars, and, they all seem to look the same or use the same tactics. Before we went back to our apartment to watch the World Cup...(Italy was playing) Mary and I stopped into a supermarket for supplies. It's a good thing I can speak the lingo otherwise Mary would have been in trouble as the girls that worked in the deli spoke no ...
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 | Hotelfrom $492
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