Hotel Carlton Capri
Travel Blogs from Venice
... St. Marks Basilica, the cathedral of Venice.
With more than 40,000 square feet of wall space adorned with mosaics dating back to the Byzantium, it was a stunning display of artistry.
Overall, it was a great walking tour of Venice, with plenty of time after to enjoy the city on our own.
And that we did!
We wandered, window shopped and ate a wonderful ...
... where the sister boat Ave Maria was also docked when we arrived. Ave Maria was headed the other direction to Venice. It's bigger,newer, and more luxurious than Vita Pugna but we love our boat anyway as it has more charm and character!
4-30: Today our final destination is Zelo. The boat started sailing while we were still in bed as it takes 2 hours to get to Bosaro where we'll start our bike ride to the ...
... got engaged while we were here. Too cute!
Then the group splices yet again: into a ducal palace group and a gondola group. I opted for ducal palace. Which was amazing. The furnishings were just incredible. Even the tacky venetian glass chandeliers. Which were in every single room. I can't even imagine living in rooms that were that opulent. Each room just oozed money. That won't ever be a problem being a librarian. The ...
... Il Frari church
Dad lowlight - none
Mom highlight - Il Frari church
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Brian highlight - views of St. Marks square from the top of the cathedral
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Claibourne highlight - Il Frari church
Claibourne lowlight - The tiny bones I had the keep pulling out of my mouth from my fish
Christine highlight - St. Marks
Christine lowlight - none
... didn't get to buy any of the wonderful fresh seafood, we certainly experienced what it felt like to be a sardine when we packed onto the overcrowded vapretto for our journey back to our side of the canal. Vino Vino was the name of the restaurant we had lunch in, and it served up a delicious and very authentic Venetian meal, Waz has braised beef cheeks in red wine sauce and I had roast chicken with lemon and rosemary sauce, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility