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 …
... walk right up to it, you could easily see every little detail. I learned that the first St. Marks was a building that was supposed to be temporary and it was located in the Doge's Palace and it was built in 828. The church was then rebuilt in 832 in its current location because of an incident that happened that forced them to re-build it. After that the church went through other renovations. While we were in Venice the Basilica was ...
... amidst canals, we slowed down to take in all of the details of the city, stopping for a little window shopping here and there. Half-way through, we decided to stop off at a bistro to take it all in. I ordered a cheese pizza and a caipirinha. Not a traditional Italian drink but since I first discovered this drink in NYC, I never miss an opportunity to order it when I see it on a menu. It ...
... of Venice. So we booked a third night at the campground.
This allowed for our second day in Venice to be spent exploring the islands that are connected by picturesque canals. The day started off fairly overcast on our way into the main island. We visited some of the many leather and Murano glass shops and also enjoyed our first Italian gelato. We made our way to the other side of the main Isla d to then catch ...
... time to look around but decision to head to hotel and do gondolas tomorrow. Seeing so many of the places and things you see in movies or pictures was amazing. The most amazing sight is the water lapping right up to the front doors and even inside many of the buildings. Venice is totally built on the water and the rising of the water levels is causing major problems. The worst happens in high tides and in winter when the wind blows in form the sea forcing ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed