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 …
... in a way that can only be described as holy. The building is still over 10 years from completion and has a been a work in progress for over 100 years now.
The day in Barcelona was New Year's Eve and Christmas morning was spent flying over to Venice, Italy. Now this was an incredible city and perhaps the most interesting of any in the world! In fact it is really turning into more of a tourist center than a city with many residents You've all seen Venice in movies ...
... to refer to the sighs of prisoners who, passing from the courtroom to the cell in which they would serve their sentence, took a last look at freedom as they glimpsed the lagoon…and sighed.
The title of this blog entry is a play on the quote "All that glitters is not gold" which comes from Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”. Its meaning is that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so...however ...
... of Venice. Then we hop on a vaparetto (water bus) for a ride along the Canal Grande and our stop, San Silvestre. We pass under the famous Ponte di Rialto, which is crowded with people. Bob and Doreen have called ahead to our B&B and we are to be met. After introductions with Tanya, we are off, through increasinglyrn narrow pedestrian streets. Then it is a three flight climb to our rooms, of course lugging our suitcases. Unfortunately about ...
... up and life around you is too colorful and happy and there are fishermen running around with the day's catch. Smell of sea food mixed with pizza. Colorful houses and small petit bridges. The whole place felt un real- dream like. It couldn't possibly be that a town so cute even existed. Well Burano did. It's the town thats known as the home to the fishermen.A few broken conversations where I spoke Spanish and the old Lady with the knitting kit spoke a dialect ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed