Hotel Villa Orio
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Orio Venice
The staff is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are great. Such a nice change from sleeping in a smelly hostel.
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I must admit, we weren't feeling it this morning. Our ill gotten adventures from the previous night had us quite sore and rickety. (How do old people do it?). None the less, we grabbed the customary 95% carb Italian breakfast accompanied by a tiny cappuccino. A far cry from our usual veggies mixed with 18 eggs, sausage and bacon. We originally were going to head to Murano Island where they hand blow glass but the water bus line, yes, ...
... up into a beautiful garden that all obviously had been part of some old estate.
Apparently, the area is being rented by several people and plans are being made to build a new luxury hotel, I believe. Not sure what will happen but the beautiful secret garden will porbably disappear!
Back to our place where we fixed ourselves some fine meal and shared a bottle of wine. Another nice day in Venice.
... While Video Girl and Battery Boy love the drama and beauty of Venice, their time on Mazzorbo made them want to buy a house and spend the rest of their lives on the lagoon. The combination of being on a farm, but also on the sea, was so magical that it’s hard to describe.
As they walked around the perimeter of the entire island, because they got lost again, they saw old men tending artichoke patches, and when they looked the other ...
... of the Grand Canal - the markets were all around the Rialto Bridge, and once the Rialto was built, large ships could go no further down the Canal, so had to turn here. We went in again at Rio de San Luca, where we passed Campo Manin with its statue of Daniel Manin, husband of Teresa Perissinotto and the last ruler of Venice in the mid 1800s. We then went down the Rio d. Verona, past the opera house, La Fenice, where the ...
We walked to St. Mark's square and did a guided tour of the basilica and the Doge palace. The basilica had a different feel than the churches in Rome. For example, all of their relics were stolen from other parts of the world. It had a very Eastern feel. Learned that the Vatican was an independent state ...