Travel Blogs from Venice
Shuttle bus from Our hotel in Sorrento, a bus from Sorrento to Naples, a flight from Naples to Venice, than a water bus to our hotel in the San Marco area. Venice is certainly something to see with water buses and water taxi's, gondolas and all sorts of water craft - even water roads! We are staying in a hotel very close to our water bus stop, just …
... there to find our room. It is on the dark side but Susan is so sick that she does not care as she crawls into bed.
I grab my camera and head to the streets. After strolling for awhile I buy a 24 hour vaporetto pass and ride up and down the Grand Canal. I am not the least bit worried about getting lost as I can get on any boat I want and the Rialto bridge is a famous landmark so I can easily find my way back to the ...
... other places. Torcello is now famous for its peace and quiet, with a permanent population of about 20. Because of this and our late arrival, we were rewarded with only a handful of other tourists to share the island with. It seemed that without any organization we all rotated around the island without running into each other. It was a surreal experience to move through the ruins, gardens, canals, religious buildings and restaurant lined trails feeling like we were the ...
... and I even drank out of a public faucet in the middle of a piazza; it was some of the best water we had ever had! Apparently Venice actually prides itself on having great water. Who knew! We saw tons of gondolas, but didn't want to drop 80 euros for a ride! Most of our time was spent window shopping through the back alleys and touristy streets of Venice, but we only made two purchases that ...
... was our hottest yet. We probably managed to get through everything we wanted to do - there were only a few must-do things for us and the best thing to do is probably just to wander the streets amid the canals.
Venice was crazy busy and they sure know how to make their money out of tourists. Whereas at other places you can get a free city map from the info ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torino Venice
Don't take a room on the first floor!
Torino is very conveniently located (very near to Piazza San Marco) and the concierge couldn't have been more pleasant giving us marvelous dining tips. The problem was the smell of the canal in my room. It was unbearable and when I asked for help I was given a bottle of air freshner. Needless to say the canal smell remained as attempting to cover it with another obnoxious odor was not the solution! In addition, the rooms were a bit pricey Euro130/night at the time of our stay.
Nice Time at Hotel Torino Venice
Nice Hotel, Clean & comfortable very handy for St Marks Square & the Rialto Bridge. We were accomodated in an annex a short distance from the main Hotel. Breakfast is a bit Spartan & no lift in the annex but would recommend this Hotel as good value for the location.
We recently stayed at the Hotel Torino for 2 nights between Christmas & New Year. We stayed in the annexe which has recently been refurbished & was wonderfully decorated & included a four poster bed. Very spacious compared to rooms in the main hotel. The room offered excellent value for money although we found the breakfast to be poor & the breakfast room itself small & cramped. The location of the hotel is excellent within a 5 minute walk of St.Marks Square & other attractions. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I had a wonderful time at the Hotel Torino. My room was definitely small, but had everything I needed. It faced an interior courtyard and was very quiet. The hotel is between two very convenient vaporeto stops, and easy walking distance to St. Mark's and other tourist destinations. I found the breakfast included with the room to be very good, and loved the atmosphere of the breakfast room. The staff was friendly and very accomodating. I found the hotel to be good value for money, and would stay there again.