Antica Locanda Sturion
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the Renaissance to the early modern period when Venice was at its commercial and artistic height, many of which were once in churches and other locations in the city. The museum doesn’t contain all eras of Venetian art, though; that from the 1700s and onwards is in several other museums in former palaces in the city.
Along with Florence and Rome, Venice was one of the three biggest artistic centers in Italy in the 1500s and 1600s, and the ...
... stop at the roadside diner, we started making excellent time along the Italian motorway. Very soon the signs for Venice were approaching and Liz our tour director started explaining to us the history of Venice and how the great city came about.
Venice was founded in 421 AD. Initially it was started with people fleeing the mainland to the security of the Islands while groups from the north, like the Huns were invading. After a while it got a pain ...
... truth it wasn't that difficult but it wasn't that simple either. As with any place you are arriving for the first time, everything takes that little bit longer, from getting in the correct lane to enter the car park, to asking the direction to the water taxis, to me leaving my wallet in the car and having to go back to the car park to get it, everything takes time. If I were ever to do it again, and I hope I do, it would be as easy as parking the car, walking 5 minutes to the ...
... good and has two bedrooms and an amazing view over the rooftops of Venice. When we open the window we can watch (and listen to) the gondoliers poling past in the canal right below us. Or if we go to the bathroom we can say Bongiorno to the neighbours in their kitchen 2 meters away! The floor also has some serious slanting going on. After 8hrs on trains and buses we are walking around like drunk sailors!
Both pretty ravenous by now as we only managed to grab ...
... the cafes are now closed. Fortunately for us, the Hermes hotel just around the corner had one room left that night, so we happily took it and somehow were able to sleep.
The world works in funny ways but with a positive attitude something will eventually work out! Sorry Venice for the brief time we were there but I'm glad we did it, had to see the beauty of the canals and rich history there.
In the morning we will see what Florence has to offer us, goodnight to ...