Hotel Barchessa Gritti
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Barchessa Gritti Fiesso d'Artico
Travel Blogs from Fiesso d'Artico
... is was lunch time but we flopped into bed for a little bit just to calm down. We got up and sat at the table while David had the beer he found in the fridge and flicked through a travel book looking for the closest supermarket and Maria looked through the pamphlets with tours and trips to neighboring islands. Once we had a plan of action we set off again. We headed to the supermarket and bought groceries then after dropping them home set off to ...
... in a fountain ... it looked glorious despite the nasty water. Next we crossed a bridge to the parkade (there are no vehicle bridges / roads in Venice proper so all vehicles heading there park in the parkade (very large) and then get through the city like us tourists... just with a better sense of direction likely! From here we crossed another bridge and went to the train station to inquire about our tickets to Milano ...
... The afternoon was focused on the Doge's palace, Prison, and Bridge of Sighs. The palace was incredible in its artwork, but the guide's historical background of the themes and meanings turned the place from a nice place to look at amazing art to an amazing history and art lesson. One of the highlights was the armory, complete with 15th century machine gun, crossbows, armor and some of the most intricately made (from an engineering, not artistic ...
... the city, together with the family's Grand Canal palace that housed it. The nobleman also left the city funds to be used in conserving and extending the collections and in making them available to the public.
The period when he was gathering his collections was a very particular one, as the Republic of Venice had fallen in 1797 and for decades thereafter the city would be under foreign rulers and out of real necessity, many Venetian families were eager to sell off ...
... the sun it is very warm but we managed to find a few spots where it was shady and that was pleasant. Many locals have told us including our Host and our Gondolier man that normally around this time of the year it gets extremely humid and it is unbearable to go out in the heat so we are quite lucky as yes, at times it has been humid but not where we can't be out in it.
We made our way across to the Dome Church where we were able to catch a very different view of Venice ...