Travel Blogs from Venice
... icing sugar, choked and died.
As Video Girl worked her way through the rows of cannoli stacked on the tray Battery Boy asked if she had had enough. Without missing a bite she replied, "My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today I have finished a couple of sandwiches, two coffees, a chocolate cake and a Spreezy and I feel better already. So now I must finish this tray of cannoli."
... While photos were strictly prohibited in the palace I just could not help myself (and it appeared others couldn't either.) So I secretly had my phone out and shot photos on it while on silent. I managed a few but it was a shame I couldn't use my camera so I could see it again in the quality it deserves. Another of my favorite rooms was a very very large room that was used as a political forum, where people would gather to discuss the government and politics. It was ...
... to take the train to get back to Venice. It was a frustrating, very long return process. And on John's birthday! But the hotel did give John a bottle of champagne for his birthday just like the hotel in Rome did for me. There is an upside for the hotel taking copies of your passport! They shared the bottle with us which was even better.
Tomorrow is the last day in Venice and the last day of our holidays before flying home on Wed.
... Apparently there is such a thing as being too "traditional" when visiting a city, and our Venetian experience was directed towards more cultural pursuits. Our first night was spent paying WAY too much for drinks sitting in St. Mark's square where three small orchestras duel all evening playing generally classical or jazz numbers. St. Mark's square is bounded on three sides by beautiful renaissance-columned state buildings, and is completely populated ...
... and Monica or later known as Mon to Mikes & Tracey, was very obviously used to doing Tai Chi, Pilates and every other exercise, needless to say, she was a very lovely looking lady. I decided that, although i had enjoyed it, i would much prefer to walk so i walked deck 3 the promenade deck most mornings after that. Brendan also decided that it wasnt for him so he went to the gym each morning but Mikes & Tracey really enjoyed it so they met "Mon' most ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Vecellio Venice
The Real Venice
A clean and comfortable hotel in a great situation on the waterfront to the north of Venice (see photo). However, it is within a short walking distance from Saint Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Proprietor Matteo was very friendly and recommended a number of typically Venetian restaurants which had great food and local atmosphere at local (not tourist!) prices.
Veidi vici Vecellio
Good little hotel, a short walk from the Rialto (once you master the walk). Hotel was too warm for me but great for you coldies. Great if you have problem with getting around as water bus stop is right outside. Staff friendly including Matteo who is witty. After a day in crowds nice to go back somewhere a bit quieter. I would stay there again.
Not to be missed
This small hotel is a wonderful base to see Venice. It is conveninet for arrival from the airport, as the waterbus stop is just outside. It is warm and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable AND attractive. The breakfast is better than most hotel breakfasts. The croissants and rolls were fresh and the coffee was decent too. San Marco and Rialto within 10- 15 minutes walk, and waterbus stops for islands, Lido and the circular lines outside. Best place we've stopped in a dozen visits to Venice.
Beautifully finished hotel with a romantic, calming atmosphere. Close to restaurant, sandwich shop, pastry shop, grocery store, water bus stop to Murano & Burano. 15-20 minute walk to main sights of Venice. Unfortunately, we could hear conversations in hallway and from other room. More soundproofing would make this an ideal stay, and would make the romantic decor more useful. Even so, we found this hotel to be our favourite on our trip. Our room also had a very good water view and we were not disturbed by outside noises. The heated floors are fantastic in winter time! Free safe in room.
Lovely hotel, great location
Just got back and agree with previous comments completely. Wonderful clean room and 15 mins walk to most 'sights'. So easy to find....... we saw so many 'lost' people searching back streets for their hotel with luggage late at night, ours was literally the vaporetta stop.
Worth eating in this area before an evening stroll to the main area as much better value.
Breakfast was simple but enough, and the ice cream shop next door is sooooooooooo tempting!!
Can't wait to go back to the Hotel Vecellio
I just got back from my vacation in Italy and staying at the the Hotel Vecellio was one of the highlights. It is a very pretty hotel. The rooms were decorated beautifully and very comfortable. The hotel is in a good location and very easy to get to. I am looking forward to my next trip to Venice and staying at Hotel Vecellio again.
Wonderful place to go to, very friendly staff, excellent view, all clean and cosy and quiet. Ideal for honeymooners. The waterbus stop is right in front of the hotel - very easy access to all destinations and airport, the view from our room was to the island of Murano and the Lagoon. Highly recommended place. All history sights and shopping within walking distance, including restaurants and ATM. Ancient Venetian house newly renovated in venetian style. Will definitely go back!