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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... Venice is by water. Isn't that the point of Venice? The main water transport options are a private water taxi (think vintage Chris Craft) or an ACTV water bus. If price is a factor, you do not want to take the water taxi, the water bus is much cheaper. Our hotel provided clear instructions on which water bus stop we needed to get to and we just checked the ACTV route map at the airport to determine which line ...
... the only customers (Saturday night) because clutching the window cill outside the bar, head turned skywards, mouth open and legs akimbo was an elderly man. The bartender/owner was trying to deal with him along with two guys who had apparently stopped to help. We went in, got what we were after and took a bar stool to watch and see what was going to happen. We had no idea whether he had had too much to drink or was suffering a medical condition.
After a while both ...
We skip breakfast at the hotel this morning to get to Piazza San Marco before the rest of the tourists are awake. The only people we see are sweeping up after last night's crowds and vendors getting ready to open their shops. We are happy to wander around the square unrestricted by throngs of other people and spend a fair amount of time shooting the angles and details in the square.
Still too early for the cafes, we board ...
... A short walk took us to Fondamente Nove and the vaporetto to Burano. It called in at Murano on the way but we decided we'd seen enough glassblowing whilst on tour (and the island is not as attractive as Burano) and onto Burano. It's quite a long way across the lagoon, about half an hour. The island is renowned for lacemaking and it's beautiful coloured houses. It really is a photographers delight. Sandra was keen ...
... so we weren't quite interested. I don't know what they were doing inside, but we went inside two hours later and one of them was hammered. There weren't very many sentences being formed and walking wasn't her priority. This one guy Caleb (New York) came and talked to us because he was there all alone. The bars close in Venice close early, so we just headed home. I guess bars aren't allowed to play music after a certain hour or they will get ...