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Travel Blogs from Venice
Venice was a wonderland. We took the midnight train Friday night, where our cheap seats left us sleeping all piled over each other in a slight grasp of comfort, and arrived in the city at 5:30am. We walked out of the train station into a crisp dawn to see the Grand Canal directly in front of us. Despite the exhaustion there was nothing that could …
... figure out that we are not at the correct place! After frantic phone calls, Tanya takes us back to our B&B. It is another three flight climb to our rooms (four for Doreen and Peter). We are tired and remember why we should pack light. Apparently both hosts were expecting a group of four and a mixup occurred, something Tanya says has never happened to her before. We need lunch and a drink! Ron and Terry are already in Venice. They've just ...
... something wrapped in paper that they held in their hands. It turned out to be Pizza they were holding and when we got a closer look at the pies in their window it quickly became a must have. And WOW, so so good. Greasy with goodness, the pepperoni pizza slice we shared was one of the food headliners on our visit to Venice.
We finally made it to Rialto Bridge and then market place. It was unique among the bridges in Venice due to the shops ...
... on the boat admiring the lagoon while the boat heads back up the Grand Canal. I get off at the next stop, cross the bridge and wander through the streets to find La Fenice, the opera house. Sadly, the opera house is not open to visit, but I do peek around from the gift shop. I would love to attend an opera here one day (bucket list!). The building was re-built after a fire in 1996 (detailed in the book I referenced above).
Wandering around the streets of Venice is ...
... that we thought we had to go to get the shuttle back to the campsite. We stopped and had dinner at a random little restaurant and asked the waiter were exactly we were on the map. We all thought we were relatively close to where we needed to be but as it turned out we were on the complete opposite side of town. We were suddenly very quickly running out of time to catch the last shuttle home. Thankfully the waiter gave us awesome directions and we made it in time for our shuttle ...
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