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On an “aren’t we cool?” note, four Australians were seriously injured by a small landslide while hiking one of the Cinque Terre trails the day before we arrived (well, the paved Via Delle’Amore, which is sort of like a trail). That’s not the cool part, though. In response, the Cinque Terre National Park authorities closed all the trails in a 15 kilometre radius with a succinctly worded 8 x 11 printout (“traiL ...
We've been having a few late nights - Venice time doesn't much resemble time at home - and it took a while to get Xander moving this morning. There's bound to be a day or two like that when travelling with a child, so we decided to skip the churches and art for today and go spend some of my birthday money.
I'd been thinking about what to buy - nothing too bulky or heavy, nothing too practical, something beautiful - and ...
... thing I would be hanging out in Venice for five nights which is way too long just because I couldnīt get a seat on the bus anytime earlier. I also donīt recommend the accommodation that Busabout suggests. It has to be convenient for the company in terms of location and how many people stay there which means, unfortunately, that your comfort is often compromised. I slept in a 40 bed dorm last night and tonight ...
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John Duval - Sequel
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The Peggy Guggenheim museum was our next stop, welll worth a visit, even for a
non-lover of Modern Art like me and one of the reasons is that it is in an old Palazzo (Palace) on the Grand Canal and the other is the sculpture garden. Paintings include ones from Pollock, Dali
and Kadinsky to name but a few…. Look out for the grave of Peggy Guggenheim who is buried in the garden with her dogs.
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We had an enjoyable 4 night stay at the Hotel Panorama in January 04.
Very nice rooms, excellent staff, friendly and helpful. Good english skills. Very nice Breakfast in the AM. This hotel is on the island of Lido, so you have to take a 20-30 minute vaporetto boat to get there from the city of Venice. However the boats run every ten minutes during the day and most of the evening, so access is convenient. You can get a deal at the hotel that includes a three day pass on the boats. If you want to be in the middle of the Venice "action" this won't be the hotel for you, but if you like a little "separation" from the city, it's a nice place to stay. One last thing-Lido is pretty much shut down in January, so there not much to do there at this time of year.
A wonderful hotel with great service -- from the moment we checked in to the moment we left. Definitely take advantage of the free shuttle to Murano, but don't feel compelled to buy at the factory: There are many great locations.
The only caveat: Public transportation to/from Lido is great; however, when we arrived by train in Venice, we discovered that the Vaporetto workers had called a strike (which actually ended up lasting three days). Taxi service to the island cost about 70 Euros, and the limited "lifeline" transport service is about a 45-minute walk away from the station. None of this the fault of the hotel, of course...
A Great Hotel
A great hotel...very friendly and reasonably priced. First class staff, first class breakfast and first class welocme. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. I would certainly go again.
Greatest little hotel in Italy
This cozy hotel is so charming. Newly renovated with modern amenities and spotlessly clean. Transportation is just across the street. Staff is most friendly and helpful.
We are going back in April 2004!
All the reviewers were right.
For our trip to Venice in October 2003, I checked the reviews on this hotel and everything said was accurate: clean rooms, helpful staff, etc. We got a great package deal from Madrid to Venice despite late booking. Definitely recommends booking on expedia and this hotel. One warning: avoid the restaurant on S.M. de Elisabetta Street (the main street on Lido) near the hotel (on the right side of the street as you walk away from the piazza): its very unfriendly. T. C. Santa Monica, CA.
Definitely the place to stay in Venice!!!
From the location, to the very friendly and accomodating staff, to the private beach, to the free taxi service and free guided private tour of the murano glass factory, this is definitely the place to stay.
Lido is a beautiful island and the private beach is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Oh, and by the way, the first pizza place on the left, when your headed to the beach, is definitely the place to eat (and its only a hundred yards from the hotel).
We loved our stay at the Hotel Panorama, and if we get the chance to go back to Venezia, we'll definitely be back to the Panorama!!!
Great hotel...excellent location. Lido is a beautiful uscale island only 30 min by vaporetto from Venice, but the vaporetto station is right in front of hotel and the hotel is right in the plaza area (though not noisy). We had a charming view in a very reasonably priced room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice continental breakfast.Panorama offers a free shuttle to Murano's Marco Polo glass factory. Murano is the home of glass blowing. Don't feel pressured to buy at the factory they take you to, and look around the island's many shops and factories and ask lots of questions. We didn't get info on VAT ahead of time.
This is a must
if you want a very, very special occasion, the hotel panorama is the place to stay. from the minute we walked in the door, we felt at home. the hotel concierge, gianfranco busetto, and the hotel manager, davide baldan, did everything to make this a perfect holiday. our room was sparkling clean and every effort was made to assure we were taken care of. we would definitely stay at the hotel panorama again and recommend it highly. the concierge took care of our dining reservations and points of interest to visit with as great of care as he would for his own family. the staff was friendly and their breakfast was delightful. a VERY fun hotel to stay in.Pamela A. Hogan
Excellent Place to stay at Venice.
This cozy hotel has excellent staff(very friendly), clean rooms and the best location on the Island.