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Travel Blogs from Venice
... freshest and most well-prepared seafood in the city. After a nice long walk through the streets, taking us by San Marco square and the basilica, we arrived in front of Al Covo, only to find that they were fully booked for the evening. So we made reservations for lunch the next day and asked for suggestions as to where to go instead. The owner suggested a few places, and off we were yet again to find some nourishment. We ended up at a restaurant on the grand canal that looked a ...
... was in the apartment, with no WIFI or connection to the outside world, it was not difficult to find the inspiration to rise and shine early and start the day. Our plan was to get as much walking around the city before noon that we could. After yesterday's experience of the walk from the train to where we were staying, it was soo hot, we were planning on splitting the day of sightseeing into two parts; before and after hottest part of the day.
... There were some really amazing masks, my favourite being the vintage ones of animal faces decorated with pastel furs, gems and jewels that were priced WAY out of my budget. But now I have some great ideas for crafty gifts to make when I get home! There were heaps of marano glass shops too selling everything from wine stoppers to bracelets to paintbrushes. I really wanted a paintbrush just for a souvenir but again it was out of my budget and I didn't think it would survive the ...
... newfound map-reading skills, taking hundreds of photos, browsing in the shops full of beautiful Venetian masks and costumes, and counting wells and winged lions. It certainly is an amazing city like no other, and how the hundreds of boats zooming up and down the canals manage not to hit each other remains a mystery to me.
We returned to Padua about 7ish exhausted, and stopped for our usual plates of pasta and carafe of wine on the way home. We've gotten used to ...
... something I do not like about Italy, and something that makes me not want to return. However, leaving the main streets and making for the tourist free zones means no more English menus and Italian kids kicking soccer balls against church exteriors. That is my Italy. Venice’s streets are too narrow for so many people, let alone the empty strollers parents seem to want to trek around the city. Golly gee why do they do that? ...
Other places to stay in Venice
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $238
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Castello, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $352
- Scusarme- did you say 5 star hotel? No way!
- Loved it
- Nice, but not the best
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $332
- Best Hotel in Venice
- GREAT GREAT GREAT !
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $333
- Recommend Westin Europa
- Good Location - Bad Service - Wornout
- Awful - Luxury Price - Rude Worthless Service - Worn Accomodations
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $95
Mestre, Venice | 1 star hotelfrom $89
San Marco Mercerie, 760, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $210
- Great location, friendly staff.
- Good Place
- It's OK really
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $93
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Close to Train Station
- Clean, but dated
- Nice but out of the way
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $157
- A grand choice
- The Best
- Excellent Hotel
San Marco, Venice | Hotelfrom $492
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $348
- Our favorite hotel in Venice!
- One of the top hotels in the world?
Cannaregio, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $161
- A great hotel!
- Nice Place
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $188
- Quite Pleased
- Misled by the 4* rating
- Honesty's a better policy
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $283
- Stunning Hotel. Great Staff
- Pleasantly surprised
- Like a wonderful dream!
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $141
- Great for a winter break
- Woderful Stay
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Worst place to rest your Head
Castello, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $227
- THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE
- Fantastic Hotel with Great Views
- Quintessetial venician
San Marco 1332, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $296
- Loved it!
- A superb hotel and location
- Great hotel, great location
Mestre, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $200
- Good old Sofitel
- Excellent Hotel !
- Excellent Sofitel.
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $192
- Charming Hotel with Great Location
- A good adress
- We loved it!! October 2003
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $135
- Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Best location in Venice
- Very central location
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotel
- 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 $110
- Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
- Good, quiet stay
- 40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- Loved it all - used Italiatour
- Great value, clean, great breakfast
- Good experience in Venice