Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano
The rooms are modern, comfortable and clean. The mini bar system is silly as you have to go to reception to buy a drink, plus have the bar in the lobby open it for you as the rooms do not have a bottle opener. Very annoying.
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... An ice cream was definitely required after this and while ordering Jess had another encounter with an aggressive Italian, the man serving us. The next stop was the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery of modern art which was definitely more the girls cup of tea although the tiredness was kicking in by this time, for all of us. One way to make Venice just like any other city is to get away from what makes it unique and spend your ...
... but we asked another local for a recommendation and ended up at a gorgeous Italian restaurant with a courtyard with vines sheltering the tables from the sun. The only people inside were locals, which we took as a good sign. The waiter recommended we try the seafood risotto, which is made fresh so takes 20-30 minutes and can only be made for a minimum of 2 orders. We watched some gondola drivers at the next table all order this and their plates went back clean, so most of ...
... be a bad idea as I arrived at our room and had muddy water splashed all up the back of my legs like a duck that had been jumping in puddles!! Mmm'mm.
After dropping our bags we went for an explore winding our way up alongside the grand canal past the Rialto bridge and up to San Marco square and Doge's palace. It's quite nice just meandering as you find yourself just wandering down tiny streets that are towered with houses and ...
... and had very sloping stone floors (because the Jewish quarter was limited in size they just kept building upwards without strengthening the foundations and so eventually the foundations started to fail). The Jews came from all over Europe and Eastern Europe and they were not allowed to work in a profession so were mainly moneylenders and jewellers. They were allowed to be doctors because at the time of the plague Venice needed more doctors. They were ...
... was a little dilapidated but
the works themselves are well displayed and wonderful.
On the way back we stopped in at San
Marco's on the off chance. It was 2:00pm and the queues had thinned
a little and were moving fairly fast. We jumped on the end and after
only about 20 minutes in the baking sun we were inside. It was worth
waiting for. Such an enormous quantity of gold leaf. And the alter
screen of jewel encrusted gold ...