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... brought out fascinating little lamps for us to eat our dinner by. Of course our meal was wonderful as Renzo advised us what was best to eat and ordered for us (we let him!). Meanwhile Renzo and Phil unravelled their family history and regaled each other of stories about their respective families which would help them reconnect with each other. It was lovely. I tried to find a resemblance between them both but came to the conclusion that the only common thing I could find ...
... up outside our hotel, NO strings attached! Forget Mary Magdelene, the shroud of Turin, psst....a miracle has occurred! Praise the lords, I take it all back. I BELIEVE!! Faith in human kind restored, we headed out amongst the throng to test said faith....and tested it was! Crowds, heat....crowds and heat. Great combination! Have I told you my love of a crowd? Anyway, we checked out St Marks Square, which isn't really, sort of runs off at an odd angle with an ugly brick tower next to ...
... for a while about how very nice everything was and thanked them etc and I asked Fabio if I could make one small comment about the Royal Tea. I told him it was nice but more like a tea tasting than a Royal Afternoon Tea and that the issue for me was that although the bar staff are lovely, they aren’t waiters. I think the penny dropped then. I added that although it wasn’t The Ritz or The Plaza, if they are trying to do the same as that they ...
... quite a few close calls already!! Anyway, we made it onto the bus this time and were on our way to Venice, panting and puffing for a bit, and I realized that my watch battery was going flat and was lagging 10 minutes. Hence this whole situation!!!!! No longer wearing my watch and only going by my phone now!! Our next stop was just at a service stop again. Nothing too exciting there, except for their delicious 2 euro hot chocolate!!! Teleah and I bought one each and they were ...
... a glass of Prosecco. We started with a Panzanella for Starters. Fiorentina had all the goods set out and gave us jobs, e.g. Squeezing the bread which she had soaked, cutting up tomatoes and cucumbers and tearing basil. Once it was all prepared she drizzled oil and vinegar and seasoned with salt, pepper and dried oregano. We had to keep tasting to get it right!
Then, we went onto the Veal Scallopine - secondo piatto. We chopped ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Casanova Venice
We stayed at Villa Casanova for our honeymoon in July 2004 and enjoyed our stay at this hotel so much we have booked again for our first anniversary.
Just got back from a 2 night stay at this hotel.
I really recommend it. Nice rooms, pleasant staff and a wonderful location on Lido. I recommend staying at Lido instead of staying in crowded Venice. Real value for money at this place! We're coming back next time we're in Venice.
Stayed at the Villa for two nights with my wife and 2 year old son. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. The breakfast was great and the location is wonderful! Thanks for everything!!
What a delightful stay, clean, warm, comfortable, very quiet and an excellent breakfast had by all. Only 5 minutes from the water bus and 10 to St Marks Square. Would recommend it to all and a big thank you to the staff.
Small family hotel. Lovely friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble.
Can't wait to go back.
This hotel is situated on the island of Lido, which is only about 15 mins on the waterbus from San Marco square, making it cheaper than most hotels on the main island. The hotel itself was only a short walk from the main waterbus stop on Lido, which was very convenient as Lido is a few miles long. With only 12 rooms, it is a fairly quiet, but pleasant hotel. Our room was on the top floor and was a good size, very comfortable, clean, and included an ensuite bathroom (with shower), reasonably priced minibar, and satellite TV. The room was cleaned every day and fresh towels were available when needed. A buffet breakfast was included in the price, and the freshly-made cappuchino every morning was lovely! All the staff were friendly and helpful, and i would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle (and expensive prices) of the main island.