Travel Blogs from Venice
Saturday was a travel day. We packed our bags, Miguel and Kelly stole some more food from the all you can eat breakfast and we checked out of our hotel. We arrived at the train station thanks to Miguel's guidance and went to Billa for a few supplies. Miguel and I laughed as we heard a radio commercial for "Kelly's Snips" but unfortunately Kelly …
... where we will connect with another train to Firenze and then a third train to Venice that arrives according to our ticket at 2:20pm. That’s not too bad really; however the downside was that we could not use or alter our original ticket. They were only good for note paper and not very good for that since they already had writing all over them. So they were discarded and we begrudgingly handed over another 250 Euros for our new tickets.
... our walking tour of Venice first thing this morning to take some photos of the outside and to go into the basilica to have a look around. Compared to the other churches I've been to this one looked it's age. It was dim inside, but there was enough light to see the fresco artworks that crept up the tops of the walls reaching to the ceiling, and many of them included gold borders and features. We then chose to pay for a ticket for the lift to the top ...
We made a stop on the way to Venice at Verona which was a surprise stop. It was a nice city to kill a few hours and we saw the balcony that inspired the story of romeo and Juliet. It was the same place used in the film 'letters to Juliet' so I recognised it straight away. should I be admitting that? It was a pretty bad film! Sadly someone had their phone stolen by some vey brazen pick pocketers which reminded us how careful we needed ...
... so I pushed my way in front of them, only to have him standing behind us chewing and making this internal spitting noise with his tongue - I wanted to turn around and slap him. Thought against it. Then a Gernan woman (large) tried to weasel her way in after just about knocking Mac out with her handbag so I just blatantly pushed in front of them. I'm sure she said something nasty to me in German but I couldn't understand so c'est la vie! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Centauro Hotel Venice
Good Budget hotel
Good hotel for the price. Helpful staff. In a great location (near the vaporetto stop side of the Rialton).
If your looking for location this is ideal. It is literally 5 min walk to St Marc's square and 2 mins to Rialto bridge thats if you take the shortcuts. Had a good view room. Service was good and breakfast was included. I would defintely recommend this hotel to anyone.
Excellent hotel newly refurbished. Good buffet breakfast. Only drawback would be if you are on top floor as there is no lift making it difficult for elderly or family with young children.
My husband and I absolutely loved our room at Hotel Centauro! We had a room on the third floor, with a fantastic view of a canal. We loved seeing the gondolas passing by. It was a great location in relation to St. Mark's Square, Rialto, and many other sites. The breakfast was great as well! Overall, we had a fantastic experience!!
A charming, friendly hotel, wonderfully located a short walk from Rialto vaporetto stop - helpful and friendly staff - outside room with canal views desirable - small but comfortable - charming dining room with buffet breakfasts - short walk to everywhere - ideally situated. Would definitely return here and would recommend it most highly for a moderately priced hotel - if you are looking for luxury class accommodation this hotel is not for you but if it is charm and typical Venetian atmosphere then you cannot go past Hotel Centauro.