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 …
Instead of recounting the last week I spent with the family in Venice, I thought I would describe to you what my perfect day in Venice would be by patchworking a few of the things I did with a bit of how I wish it had happened...try not to laugh. I dare you.
It's just nearly 75 degrees outside, and I am awoken by the sun in a beautiful red apartment building on the island of Lido. (Instead of the screams of "I want the iPad by three ...
Well it is our last day in Venice today.....getting ready for our New Year's Eve, as you all will be. The number of tourists here has certainly risen since our arrival here last Friday, but I suppose that is to be expected. There has been mild flooding in San Marco square the last few mornings due to very high tides...we even walked " the planks " the other morning, just because we could Hopefully it won't be too bad tomorrow morning when we have to pull ...
Venice began on land so undesirable that even the barbarians didn't want to invade it. That is why the Venetians settled here.
The Captain told us to be on deck for the views as we arrived in Venice, and it's too bad every passenger heard that. We couldn't get to the bow, but we hung out on the starboard side top deck as we passed through the lagoon. It's a beautiful city, and our small cruise ship towered over it.
I've been looking at this ...
... lounge for after dinner drinks, the four of us and maybe 3 other tables were the only inhabitants of the room, so we took over the piano player’s song selection and closed the place down. When she left, she asked if I wanted the piano, and since we were the only group left, I took advantage of that. Strangely, my fingers didn’t move as well as they should have given the day’s ...
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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.