Vaniglia Ai Giardini
Travel Blogs from Venice
... of risotto in the museum cafe. We filled the afternoon learning more about Venetian history as we explored the Doge's palace. The doge, who wore a silly, but interesting hat, was the elected head of the Italian state. While the position was generally more that of a figurehead, his palace included rooms and offices for all three branches of government - including the prison! The Venetian aristocracy showed off its power ...
... past, there used to be a 6 week period each year when everyone would masquerade. The good thing about it was that it eliminated classes of people… everyone was equal. The bad thing was that crime increased and they didn't know the identity of the criminals. The king of Austria put an end to the mask festival in 1797. We did some shopping which was fun. We also went to the market place and got 750g ...
... n enclosed bridge which connects Doge's Palace with its prisons, the bridge gave the prisoners their last view of Venice, and legend has it they sighed at Venice's beauty before being locked in the confines of their jail cells. Our pukus were grumbling and so went back to find out what Mr Fusty had for our brekky. After a relaxed brekky and shower we went out to spend the afternoon exploring and enjoying not getting lost in ...
So I awoke another time and got ready for my official "date" with Sarah.
Note: last night she called me up late and asked me on a boat ride wil wine and stuff.
Seeing as there is not really much to see in Venice. It's all pretty much old buildings and boat rides. We chat for the whole boat ride that went all day, After wards ...
... goes with the masks! We had dinner by the Rialto Bridge, eating pizzas, and then a walk back to St Marks to see the crowds building. We then returned to the apartment for some UNO card games, waiting for the time to tick down towards midnight. Poor old Tom announced at 11pm that he would be grumpy tomorrow if he had to stay awake any longer...so off to bed for him. Steven, bless him, agreed to stay home with him. Georgia, Matt and I headed off to St Marks at 11.45pm, joining ...
Other places to stay in Venice
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $233
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Castello, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $393
- Scusarme- did you say 5 star hotel? No way!
- Loved it
- Nice, but not the best
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Best Hotel in Venice
- GREAT GREAT GREAT !
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $431
- Recommend Westin Europa
- Good Location - Bad Service - Wornout
- Awful - Luxury Price - Rude Worthless Service - Worn Accomodations
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Mestre, Venice | 1 star hotelfrom $107
San Marco Mercerie, 760, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $330
- Great location, friendly staff.
- Good Place
- It's OK really
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $122
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Close to Train Station
- Clean, but dated
- Nice but out of the way
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $188
- A grand choice
- The Best
- Excellent Hotel
San Marco, Venice | Hotelfrom $492
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $481
- Our favorite hotel in Venice!
- One of the top hotels in the world?
Cannaregio, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $169
- A great hotel!
- Nice Place
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $272
- Quite Pleased
- Misled by the 4* rating
- Honesty's a better policy
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $380
- Stunning Hotel. Great Staff
- Pleasantly surprised
- Like a wonderful dream!
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- Great for a winter break
- Woderful Stay
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- Worst place to rest your Head
Castello, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $178
- THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE
- Fantastic Hotel with Great Views
- Quintessetial venician
San Marco 1332, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $309
- Loved it!
- A superb hotel and location
- Great hotel, great location
Mestre, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Good old Sofitel
- Excellent Hotel !
- Excellent Sofitel.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Best location in Venice
- Very central location
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $218
- Charming Hotel with Great Location
- A good adress
- We loved it!! October 2003
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $822
- A place to come home to
- A classic example of the Hit-and-Run Strategy
- Not a Five Star Rating
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
- Good, quiet stay
- 40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Loved it all - used Italiatour
- Great value, clean, great breakfast
- Good experience in Venice