Hotel Belle Epoque
Travel Blogs from Venice
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 …
... this cemetery is that this is really the only one for all of Venezia and therefor everyone rests together here whether you are African, Asian, Caucasian, or anything else. Community is felt here. After the cemetery stop, I went to both Murano and Burano which are also small islands in close proximity to Venice.
Venice has really been a surprise for me, in all good ways. I have found that I am truly enjoying my experience here. Simply walking around the streets past ...
... would take one last look at the beauty of Venice and the blinding sun dancing off the playful waves of murky water and sigh. The palace on the outside is covered by pinkish bricks and columns all decorated by different carvings of cherubs and putti and fawns and greenery. On the inside a door connects it to the next door basilica which allowed the Doge to come and go into the church and back home.
After that we hiked over to the other side of ...
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- 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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