Travel Blogs from Venice
... canals, and bridges. We went to the Rialto Market, and walked across the infamous Ponte Di Rialto (rialto bridge) which is Venice's first bridge across the grand canal. We walked over to Piazza San Marco where St Mark's Basilica and Palazzo Ducale (the seat of Venice's government for 7 centuries) is, along with many other sites. During our long walk down a maze of streets and canals (the map was glued to my hand at all times, it is so easy to get lost!) we stumbled across a ...
... without us.
Venice is like no other city, most will agree, so unique. We enjoyed our time there, especially our gondola ride up the Grande Canal and under the Realto Bridge which dates back to the 16th century with our gondolier even singing to us. Also memorable and funny, though not at the time, was wheeling our suitcases up and down the stairs of 3 canal bridges to get to our hotel! What an experience that was!
... that we went to Doge’s Palace. We were expecting to see ...
... bunch of events going on for Carnivale. The smaller canals that snake their way through the city are the coolest, and you're constantly crossing bridges to get around town. We first went to see Ca d'Oro which is a typical venetian house right on the Grand Canal. The point was to learn about the typology of the Venetian house. Right near Ca d'Oro is the Rialto bridge, which is similar to Pontevecchio in Florence in the sense that its a major bridge with shops ...
... an extraordinary view of the square. A large museum upstairs in the roof of the large nave displaying many restored mosaics, frescoes, tapestries and so forth also occupied our morning.
Next was the Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Not royalty but the system of elected government and law in the old Venetian time was housed in a magnificent palace with enormous chambers for the senate and judiciary with many halls and antechambers all highly ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bartolomeo Venice
My husband and I spent 3 nights, May 8, 9, 10 at the Hotel Bartolomeo in Venice. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location near Rialto Bridge was convenient and easy to find. We took the water taxi #82 from the Termini station and got off at the Rialto station. Once we got off, we asked a few locals and were able to find the hotel, no problems. The hotel actually has two buildings; the main one that you arrive at and they've also secured another building (Annex building), which is where we stayed. The rooms were newly renovated and quite nice. There was no real advantage of canal view. The building is so low that you literally see people on the bridge standing and talking away. If only I spoke Italian I could probably even carry a conversation with them J The breakfast was quite good and although the croissants were packaged they were yummy - had a marmalade filling, writing this review now I'm craving it.
I would recommend this hotel to anybody.
Good, clean hotel with an excellent location
We stayed at the Bartolomeo for 3 nights (Apr 21-24) and found it to be very good value for money, booked through an online website, no problems.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and a fair size. Breakfast was adequate to fill you up until lunchtime.
Location couldn't have been better, practically next to the Rialto, a short walk to a supermarket and various eateries. For a first visit to venice it was perfect. The stairs were a killer though, as we were on the fourth floor in room 36.
Overall, we would definitely stay here again on a return trip toVenice. We came with no expectations at all and were very impressed with the hotel, pleased that we'd made a good choice!
We spent four nights in the Bartolomeo Hotel, in room #24.
The hotel is hidden in a typical Venetian alleyway only a short distance (100 m) from Rialto bridge and the vaporetto stop. The hotel appears to comprise several adjacent buildings joined together internally and recently refurbished.
The reception desk was manned 24/7 and the staff spoke excellent English (and French, German etc.) and were very helpful.
There is no lift (elevator) in the hotel so access to the higher floors may be a problem if you are less than moderately fit. Breakfast is served in a somewhat cramped area on the second floor and was adequate but not exceptional (coffee/tea/chocolate + selection of buns/pre-packed croissants, no fruit juice).
Our room was quite large and was newly refurbished. The bed was comfortable and the room was kept spotlessly clean. A new and large a/c unit was in evidence. There was no view to speak of from the windows of our room.
Overall it represented a good value for the price and we would recommend it.
My husband and I spent 3 nights, Oct. 2,3,4, at the Hotel Bartolomeo in Venice. Although the staff was friendly and helpful and the location near Rialto was convenient and easy to find, we would not stay here again. The bed was way too soft for our tastes. The water pressure on floor 3 1/2 was very low. The walls were thin. The shower had only a curtain and no lip so that water got all over the floor of the bathroom and even into the bedroom. There was no elevator. Finally, the room was warm and stuffy because we had to keep the window closed due to the mosquitos that were eating me alive.
A 5 night stay near the Rialto Bridge Venice
I stayed at the Bartolmeo Hotel right near the Rialto Bridge from 1st to 5th March this year.I got the booking for the Hotel & the flight on-line. It was an excellent small clean & friendly Hotel.The two guys on reception both spoke very good English & helped in every way they could. I was alone but felt very safe & comfortable there. Basic but clean & very convenient position. It was only 40 euros a night but costs vary according to time of the year & how busy they are.To contact:***********.name is Sheila smith. Enneo & Gabriel on recept will remember me.