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The fall of the Roman Empire.... On Tuesday we left Paris. We had checked out how to get to Gare De Lyon (Lyon Station) by 7:40am the previous day. Our plan was to get a bus that went straight there at 6:15am. We were up at 5:30am and at the bus stop by 6:10am. Our only problem was that there was no one there to sell us a ticket and the dispensing …
Fiona, are you OK? We awoke bright and early for our first full day in Venice. Fiona complained her leg was hurting (her varicose vein). We had our continental breakfast we was very nice and set off for St Mark's square. I had a map. I got lost! It was at this point I realised what was happening. The map does not have all the streets marked on it. …
Today started off with my first run of the trip. I decide to go out for about 30 minutes. I didn't have a map. I got lost. I was gone for 45 minutes thanls to the guy who gave me directions. We had decided to spend the day looking at the surrounding islands. Our first stop was at Murano which is famous for it's glassware. Murano is a lot smaller …
... on" Venice.
Once a watery mass of small islands and swampy marsh's, it became a refuge to the Venetians during the Barbarian invasions of the 4th and 5th centuries. I guess the Barbarians didn't rate the area very highly...
Venice insular covers an area of about 6 square kilometers and has no ...
... overlooking the Alps... and we were still pretty high up. That was literally the only reason why we deigned to go in one (lovingly referred to as the American Embassy, whenever a McD’s was spotted). Inside was a case with tiny “McCarons” (macaroons!) so I simply had to buy one, with an espresso macchiato (a shot of espresso with a dollop of milk and foam). It was so tasty. We are in Italia!
Lunch is in a small town in Tuscany- we sat out on a ...
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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!