Travel Blogs from Venice
Today was our one and only day in Venice. We did a lot. To start of the day we went to Saint Marks church. Back when Venice had one of the most powerful Navy's they went to Egypt and took the saint's remains. They built a church for the body and because they had the bones they we automatically elevated to near the status of the Vatican. The church was different for previous one I had seen. It had a dome like St. Paul's but was covered in golden mosaics and paintings. It ...
... words, 'O Romeo O Romeo where for art thou Romeo' are spoken, lovers flock to the area to profess their love together by adding love locks to the gate, bubblegum or graffiti to the wall. It's an interesting start to Italy. That night we take an optional Venice by night excursion which allows us to see St Marks Square and the Rialto Bridge. For an iconic destination, the place is quite desolate in the night due to the Winter weather but this is welcomed ...
... with pick pockets and it was so crowded. We were however witnessing a completely different experience. It was so quiet and so pleasant. It was really nice. We headed back to the train at about 3.50 ready for our train to leave at 4.10. we arrived back home at about 5.45 and bought some pasta for dinner at a supermarket along the way. All of us were so exhausted from the day- we were cold, tired, hungry and all we wanted to do was to just go to bed. It was such ...
... And, I guess, at different points in history they all were the crossroads of one thing or another.
Venice is no exception. It was once the wealthiest place in all of Europe and was the middleman in trade between Asia and Europe. Although Venice's power declined over the last five centuries, its past riches still massively impress -- from the painted palaces and cathedrals to the glittering canals.
Alright, we made it to Venice! D and I woke up at 4:00 am after just under two hours of sleep, hopped in a taxi and headed to Gatwick airport. The trip took about 45 minutes, and we arrived exactly at 5:00, which was my goal. Now, I'm not a big fan of air travel in the first place. It's not a fear of flying kind of issue, but more of a "this process is ridiculous and takes way too long, not to mention the countless people I am forced to share close quarters with" kind of problem with ...
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!
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- Great for a winter break
- Woderful Stay
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