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- Babysitting service
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Casa Petrarca Venice
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... the ships left at night. It has a very steep hill up to the town at the top from the port. We went up the hill in the cable car. It is quite famous for donkeys that carry passengers up the hill. Jen went back down on a donkey and we walked down the donkey trail with Charlie, her husband. It was a steep walk and the muscles ached for a couple of days afterwards. We were not there for long enough as we sailed at three and went on to Mykonos ...
... that this is the reason the city is mostly shutdown (in addition to the fact that Venice just doesn't really do late night apparently).
Now that the group has a grasp on their situation, they make a last-ditch effort by heading back to Campo Santa Margherita where they'd had a drink at Orange Bar the night before. Even Orange Bar is closed this night so they sit down for a beer next door. Here the ...
... the explanation.
We also chose to tour the treasury of the basilica. The architecture of Venice has a definite Byzantine look and feel. It looks more like Turkey rather than the Renaissance look and feel of Rome. Inside the treasury are many items that were taken from the churches in Constantinople when the Catholic Church made their raids. Elaborate chalices and other church artifacts decorated with rubies and sapphires and emeralds and gold and silver ...
... next to a truly crazy English couple from Manchester. They would be in there late 70's early 80's been coming to Venice 3 times a year for the past 27 years, staying at the same Hotel and ... in the same room. To add to the madness, they have only ever eaten in this particular restaurant! When you thought the madness was complete, no! They compete in the dress up competitions and have 4 outfits which they leave in Venice and rotate as it ...
... mention, Luca also sang to us), received a history lesson, took lots of pictures, had our picture taken numerous times by a jovial gondolier, retraced Barry's steps and remembered the love and generosity one old Jewish man had for his beloved wife! Now that is a good day and wonderful memories to treasure.
Now very weary we took the Vaporetto back to San Marco square and walked the short distance to our hotel for a well earned rest before dinner.