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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiviera Hotel Lido di Venezia
Great view...so, so room.
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... like hours we arrived at the Rialto Bridge and watched part of the procession go down the Canal. Basically it was loads of rowers with the boats and themselves all dressed up. It was very colourful. We tried to find a bar that had been recommened but failed so went down a tiny alley and found a Bacaro which is basically a stand up snack place. Fantastic sandwiches and two glasses of wine for under 10 euros ...
... works from the gondola station just along from the San Toma' vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal. He was born and lives in Venice, and learnt his craft from his wife's father (if I heard right) from the age of 15.
Alessandro guided the gondola into the small canals of San Polo, where it was so quiet he offered Xander the opportunity to stand up at back with him and take the oar for a short while. Not every visitor to Venice gets that ...
... than I had expected. Black with padded velvet seats and gold trim. Plus the gondola men all wore striped tops, just to complete the look. We had arranged a bottle of champagne to enjoy as we floated through the city. It was beautiful. A perfect way to finish an amazing day. The only thing that may have topped it off is if the man paddling our gondola sang for us in Italian. He was reluctant to sing for us but we enjoyed it ...
Enjoy a motorboat ride along the impressive Giudecca Canal with a commentary of the most important sights. A leisurely walk to St. Mark's Square, passing famous buildings, small bridges and inner canals, will take you to a typical Venetian restaurant for an aperitif before your four-course dinner including wine, mineral water and coffee.
Approximate value: EUR €65 per person
Gondola Serenade ...
... and sad looking thing. I guess I shouldn't have spent so long trying to find the right gelato shop and water before getting there. Gelato is a very important part of the diet in Summer in Italy, it is actually an essential part of the bodies cooling mechanism. Anyway I went back by ferry to the hostel feeling very ill and slept early.
The next few days brought a continuation of the dizziness so I was taking it pretty easy and trying ...