Hotel Palazzo Stern
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An early departure time from Siena to Venice, a very fast taxi ride (it's never anything else in italy) and we were enscounced in our eurostar train in no time. We had decided to travel first class this time, free newspapers, soft drinks, tea, coffee, water, comfy seats, reading …
We got off the train in Venice and were immediately smiling ear to ear when we walked through the train station and had the Grand Canal of Venice before us. It was such a scene of controlled chaos with boat traffic and people. We bought our 24 hour shuttle boat passes and were off to ride down the Grand Canal and find our hotel for the night. Our …
... speaking to anyone at home, or engaging any other Kiwis/Safas or fellow rugby fans. We really didn't want to know just yet and were hopeful someone would have posted a replay by the morning. On the way back to our bungalow, we booked ourselves a few spots on the camp provided shuttle bus, ready to head into Venice in the morning. Looking forward to finally seeing this floating city ourselves. Good night to all Lauren and Brendan xx 6 October Well, as forecast, we woke up to pouring rain ...
... and here and there. Thru round-a-bout after round-a-bout, until we changed the settings, and proceeded to the nearest tollway.....at long last. The trip to Venice went via Milan and was mostly uneventful. The section to the Modena turn off was pretty ugly, industrial, and very busy. Four lanes of traffic a-la the Monash at about 3pm on a Friday. Except you are doing 130k's! The second half of the trip was much nicer, the scenery quite lovely, and the traffic less hectic. We made it ...
... I slept in the middle where the bed doesn't join together properly haha. We both had a better night sleep that night because we were right next to the fan and kept the window wide open.
I loved our stay in Venice apart from the hotel disaster. My only downfall was that most things are focused around San Marco square and no where else so all the tourist pile in there and its hectic. As a city it was amazing, a perfect place to start our trip around Italy
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Palazzo Stern Venice
Many hotels in Italy claim to be a "palace" but this one of those hotel gems that can genuinely lay claim to the title. Vastly rennovated in the beginning of the twentieth century the interior of this hotel is a work of art with Murano glass candeliers, Roman-style mosaics, at least one gilded icon, columns, and beautiful wooden floors. The rooms are of a decent size - comfortable and relaxing. The staff are very friendly and the location is well within walking distance of the Gallerie dell'Accademia and other Venetian landmarks.
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