Villa Delle Palme
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... trying to drum up business in the bad weather and they had big long Gumboots on to keep their feet dry.
We think a lot of people are scared to eat and drink in St Marks Square as they are aware the prices are insanely expensive. There were some diners but many empty seats as well.
We remember this vividly from our 1st visit to Venice where an Orange Juice cost us $12 and I had already warned the girls they would not be dining here. Expensive enough travelling with 4 ...
... for a bit longer. Still looking at shoes and biscotti stores along the way. Eventually we came across a store where everything was 10 euros.....so obviously we had to stop there!
We made our way over to the Rialto Bridge for a few pictures then decided to hope on a gondola! First ever gondola experience was a success! It was such a nice day to be cruising around the Venice canals with the fam. When then headed over to ...
... on the buildings on our side of the canal, keeping my camera very active. While admiring the view, the Engineer in Tim was also active, looking at the foundations and wondering how these building are still standing. It's a marvel.
We took off wandering, eventually finding a delightful little restaurant off a quiet lane, not far from the Rialto Bridge. Ostaria Ruga Rialto, for those who wish to dine there. Small, charming and delicious. I had spaghetti with clams, Tim had ...
... to get another train to Guilford then change their for a final time to get to Gatwick. We didn't get in to our hotel gone 11pm and we had to be up at 4am. So much for our early night.
Once we landed we had the biggest task ahead of us which was to find our hotel. Because Venice has so many canals it was like looking for a needle in a hay stack.
Our hotel was near San Marco square so we walked around for an hour trying to find it, but we just ...
... brought or smuggled St Mark's body back to Venice after he died in Egypt. They smuggled his body back out in amongst a shipment of pork. As the officials in Egypt were Muslim they didn't want anything to do with the pork and the body safely returned.
From the square we walked up one of the many alleys to a glass making display. The glass maker made a Ferrari Horse in less than one minute it was amazing. We also learnt how they made the coloured ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Delle Palme Venice
We stayed here in Oktober. It was a nice adress being in Venice and at the same time in a quit place with a big garden. We had a big terrrace in our room. The room was very nice furnished, clean and new with a romantic, old style touch. Service was good and fríendly. A hotel I would always recommend my best freinds.
Beautiful Room, Friendly Service
This hotel used to be a mansion, we were at first discouraged by the "communal bathroom" option, it turns out to be a beautiful hotel, great room having separate bathroom in each room after renovation. The front desk person was very friendly. My friends & I wanted to get to the roof of the hotel. He overheard our wishes and gave us the key to go to the roof. He also gave a very good recommendation on an Italian restaurant ("Africa") nearby. But beware that this is located in Lido Beach (about 30-45 min to the Main islands by ferry). Ferry services to the main islands end before mid-night.
Very nice and good hotel
We have been in September 2002 for 3 days in this hotel. It has been wunderful days in venice and this hotel. It is really very romantic and not too expensive. The service was good. The rooms are new furnished in an old style.