Hotel Belle Epoque
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Today we all got on a boat and visited Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands. At Murano we got to watch a demonstration on glass blowing and making other glass sculptures. When you see it being done, you can understand how gifted the craftsman's of this trade are. Originally, all the glass blowing furnaces were located in …
Our arrival to Venice was at approximately midday by train after a reasonably short 2 hour trip from Florence. This was our first train trip of our journey, which was a bit of an experience getting the group and their luggage on and off the train. Venice was a bit of a different feeling city with very narrow streets and numerous …
Our morning began with a tour of St Mark's square, the Basillica and the Doge's palace.
All wonderful venues, the Doge's palace (senate, armoury, prisons) with it's many frescos, statues and 24-carat gold leaf lined ceilings was simply amazing!
The afternoon saw some free time in Venice - gondola rides, restaurants, shopping and …
... the quiet, took some pictures, and then headed back to our accom.. By this time it was about 7:30 AM. There was even Venetian residents with their children taking them to school on the vaporetto. So it is very neat to see because usually you are just surrounded by tourists. We showered up, ate our breakfast, and then decided to head to the islands of Murano and Burano.
On our previous two trips ...
... and funny pics. We then walked some more of the Venice streets, did some shopping, and made it back to the hotel to get ready for dinner and a late night ride on a gondola. Like I said above, we had dinner at the same restaurant and we both about died when we tasted the linguine with lobster...best meal or dish of Italy! After gorging ourselves and grabbing a bottle of wine to go we boarded a gondola near our hotel. The gondola man (have no idea what you ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Belle Epoque Venice
The hotel itself is well located, near both train station and water bus. Decor is lovely, but my room was quite small. Two people would have been tripping over themselves; as it was I was climbing over my luggage. It seems that the building might once have been two separate buildings that are now linked, so although they have an elevator, you still need to use some stairs. No porters or assistance with luggage, and several of the reception staff were abrupt to the point of rudeness. Included breakfast was ok, but not a huge selection.
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