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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiviera Hotel Lido di Venezia
Great view...so, so room.
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... bonus. I also felt a little bad about my childishly inappropriate photo opportunity whilst there as well.
Our flight from Amsterdam to Venice airport was only 90 minutes and was a breeze. But then we had to endure the total disorganisation of trying to get on our ferry from the airport to Venice Island. It can only be described as a total mess. Nevertheless, we eventually made it to our island ferry stop where we were met ...
... then de-magnetised. Sigh! We needed two new ones! One of the spots we parked ourselves was on a couple of deck chairs next to an ugly looking port but as the chairs were in the shade we had no choice. However it turned into a very interesting port indeed with massive cargo ferries loading semi trailers and cars towing a fantastic array of campers and caravans. It was a shame we didn't know where the cargo carrier was heading but possibly they were holiday makers returning home ...
... then back to the garage to drop them car. Once that was out of the way, we strolled around the Dorsoduro neighborhood, and a wrong turn puts us right by the current prison. That would explain the Department of Corrections boats that were circling regularly, lol. Mama had highlighted the San Nicolo dei Mendicoli (St. Nicholas of the Beggars) Church as a must-see, so that was stop number one. The main structure ...
We got up early to catch water transport to Marco Polo airport. Walked thru St. Marco square and hardly a tourist in sight. Foggy morning with a bit of a nip in the air. As we turned the corner from our hotel street we saw the back end of a huge cruise ship which was making it's way up the the Grand canal. it dwarfed most of the buildings. Got on the boat which is quite a feat as the pontoon & boat were rocking at different times and we had to get suitcases on as ...
... with beautiful gold and red interior. The rooms are absolutely huge. We then made our way out to lunch, today we decided we would have a pizza since we are in Italy ect, we also asked for the local beer. Both were awesome! Super doper delicious! Brendon also let me go past a goodies store and I bought 5 different coloured macaroons, so we had one each for desert and oh my goodness they were nice. ...