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- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Locanda Herion Venice
Travel Blogs from Venice
... out the door and down the hall, whereas the line at the Doge's Palace was almost non-existent, even when I exited. Since I already had my ticket, I just breezed on in.
The displays here were more "modern" than the stuff from the 12-1500s at the Doge's Palace, here was a lot of stuff from the 1700s. Although, I thought that the coolest part was ...
... we figured it would come in handy, huh!! We still got lost and seriously it is not hard to get lost in Venice, there are 486 bridges in Venice and each time you cross a bridge, you step onto a different island. There is a zillion souvenir shops, tonnes of restaurants and cafes, numerous high end fashion shops and of course one can't forget the Bridge of Jewellery shops, the Rialto Bridge where I am sure everything is double the price of anywhere else in Venice.
... of the many (of over 500) palaces of Venice, and explained the rich history of certain places along the way (Hemingway's apartment, Lord Byron's place, etc). On a more modern note, we passed the largest strike I had ever seen, with easily more than a thousand protesters.
After a break, we had a nice dinner at a restaurant called Ristorante Agli Alboretti, off the beaten path and serving incredibly fresh seafood from the Venetian lagoon.
... pretty spacious. I booked a private room as you can get a cheap ticket and share it with six people. There was ample over head storage space to place your luggage if you were an olympic weight lifter and could heave 70lbs bags over your head. We opted to let it consume 50% of the room real estate instead. I think the luggage has the first class seats on this trip. There was a little private sink and power (but no wifi). ...
... and maybe we could even skip breakfast the following day as we had over indulged just a little during the previous thirty hours or so. Although that is what this journey really is all about - the art of indulgence. The final comments on our time on the Venice Simplon Orient Express must go to the team that served us from Rachel on the British Pullman, to Sheena on the coach transfer, Paolo, Pierre-Luigi, Donato, Alexandre (and the rest of the team) ...