Royal San Marco Hotel
Travel Blogs from Venice
Didn't want everyone to think we got lost, but we had no internet in Venice. So here's my final blog entry! We traveled on Saturday from Florence to Venice. After arriving at the train station we had to get a water bus, no taxis or buses in Venice. They do have water taxis but it would have cost $100 and they cannot take you right to your hotel …
... canal. Crossing into the districts of San Polo and Santa Croce, we meandered around the streets and over the canals back towards home. Looking for a place for dinner (I was determined to try squid ink pasta), we checked out the 'Nuovo Ghetto' area of Canareggio but settled on a restaurant closer to the station. The squid ink pasta was delicious even if a little strange to look at being completely black! Bernard was also pretty happy with his primo piatti - lasagne ...
... a visit), so we scheduled all our activities which required public transport to be within those three days.
What we also didn't realise was that the ACTV service (these are the vaporetto buses) does not go to or from the airport, so keep some money aside for the trip back! Failing that, you can just get the ACTV to Pizalle Roma and then get the No5 land-bus to the airport
(Visit http://www.actv.it/en for more information, and to purchase travelcards).
... time. Enjoyed the trip along the Grand Canal, and wandering through several different squares and pathways. So many short narrow paths, it was so easy to lose your way. We were disappointed in the gondolas. In the movies it always looks so romantic...the 4 of us were planning to share a ride.....real life proved to be very different. It looked like a traffic jam on the 400 highway on a Friday night!. The gondolas were all jammed together, pushing ...
... stop) to Venice (€90), pay a €50 fine (each) and, since there were no free seats in second class, we would have to stand for those two hours, or alternately, we would be allowed off the train in Florence, where we could buy a ticket for the next train (an hour later) and avoid the fines... Our train was already scheduled to arrive late enough that we were in danger of missing our lodging contact, and since we had no way to get in contact with her, we prepared to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed