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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiviera Hotel Lido di Venezia
Great view...so, so room.
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... railway station. One last trip on the people mover and we were safely back on board with a comfortable amount of time to spare.
Having not eaten for a couple of hour and feeling the sugar hit from the jam pastry we had at breakfast diminishing, we decided it was for time for lunch at the buffet… a couple of sandwiches later we were in the right frame of mind to watch the ship leave Venice. After a short delay, the ship ...
... is named, was stolen by two merchants from Alexandria in Egypt and brought back to Venice. St Mark is the patron saint of Venice and his body lies in the church's alter. Or say they say! The church, including St Mark's body, was destroyed by fire in AD 976 but his body miraculously reappeared when the new church was consecrated in 1094. Must have been the same miracle that made St Peter's chains in Rome look like new ...
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So Carnival is the equivalent to Mardi Gras in the States. It is the celebration before lent. ESEG took something like 350 people to Venice for the day so we could experience the heart of all the celebration. Masks, elaborate costumes, confetti, and TONS of people.
We arrived in Venice at around 11:30 after an eventful morning of trying to get everyone on their correct buses. After getting off ...
... it's a wonder she didn't gag.) We decided after that to go back to the train station area where we'd seen a sign for 28 euro gondola rides, which seemed too good to be true. After somehow getting back to the train station through the mysterious roads of Venice (tomorrow we're taking the water bus, dammit!), we found out it was, in fact, too good to be true, as that was the price per person. But a nice lady browsing the same store told us she had a lovely time ...