Swiss International Villa Patriarca
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Swiss International Villa Patriarca Mirano
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... King we saw here. We always passed on going to restaurants that had a "Tourist Menu." I still cannot figure out why an actual tourist would want to order from one. Isn't it just an admission that a person has no interest in learning the language, can't think for themselves, and has a big "make me pay more" sign on their forehead? Maybe it's just me ... Usually is.
Back to Burano. It is known for handmade lace and they had many ...
... of the main island on which the glass makers have their factories.
One of my favorite personal collections is fish, next to my swan collection, the result of my friend Pat Thatcher who started me on it decades ago. But the core of my glass came from my mother who was an avid finder and acquirer. I've got another fish in my sights here. This one, no way; the one I'm looking at is much smaller ...
... We travel for about 30 minutes, firstly along the Grand Canal, and along some small canals. We compete with lots of boats of various sizes, always great fun. We discover that one of the boat is longer than the other, to compensate for the action of the oar.
We disembark from a wobbly gondola to an unstable pier and pick a nearby restaurant for lunch.
We all choose pizzas. None of us are ...
... t attempt to change that at all. At the airport, I checked us in again, checked our luggage and printed our boarding passes. TSA PreCheck, and it was actually open. Yippee. Looked for our gate number and there was nothing listed. Checked the departures board and see that our 8am flight to Philly was delayed till 10:30 am. Hmmm, no, Major Problem. That would put us into Philly AFTER our flight to Venice departs. We're past security so I go looking for an ...
We arrived in Venice and took a Water Bus to the hotel... It took some getting used to find out where we were and how to navigate around town but we got it. My relatives arrived later that day and we walked around the small alley ways finding ourselves in San Marco's Square. We took in the sites and enjoyed a fine dinner with relatives sharing a few laughs... Tomorrow we plan on doing some shopping and the Gondola ...