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Travel Blogs from Venice
... br> We left Paul at home and Carmen and I walked Danita around to her meeting point for her Tour.
Mind she did not need company as she has independently found her way around Europe for many months up until now but we are glad we did because we witnessed what they say about Venice being under water at times.
We presumed it was because of the rain we had late this afternoon but it could also be because of the high tide coming in.
We were amused at how the Waiters ...
... shut so it didnt open very easily. Once we were finally settled into our apartment, we went out to walk the streets of Venice.
Sunday morning we were up at a decent time and ready to see the city! One of our first stops just happened to be a shoe and purse store where Jamie and I found some gorgeous shoes - although it was only the beginning of the day and we werent ready to carry them around yet. So, we continued on ...
... the water bus, "vaporetto" going to St. Marco, near our hotel. Finding our hotel and checking in was a piece of cake and as our room was ready, we were able to unpack and shower and then hit the streets. The ride on the vaporetto made the trip worthwhile by itself. It travels down the Grand Canal, which is lined with Renaissance Palaces, gondolas, peeks into adjoining canals and all crossed by some beautiful bridges. The "bus" was pretty crowded, but we were fortunate that the morning sun ...
Outside our window this morning some of the clouds seem to be an unfamiliar shade of bright blue, and in fact by the time we go to breakfast there is not a cloud in the sky. This is easily the sunniest autumn day of our trip so far. After breakfast we walk towards Rialto, pausing for another round of stand-up coffees and a small pastry along the way. Our destination is just over the bridge: the island's largest daily market. This is ...
The day before we departed for italy we spent the night in the Premier inn hotel at the airport. We wanted to have a good night sleep before our holiday.
We caught the train at Pokesdown (Bournemouth). We had to change once at Southampton but our other train was cancelled so a train guard told us to head to Portsmouth to get on a direct train to Gatwick. When we arrived at Portsmouth we got told there was no direct trains to Gatwick so ...
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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.
Everything about the hotel was great. The location, in a quiet area but still only five minutes away from the vaparetto to Venice itself, the staff, who were friendly and more than helpful, and the hotel, which was clean, comfortable and very welcoming.
I can't recommend this hotel enough to anybody who wishes to have a relaxing stay but also wants to to be able to reach Venice centre within 10 minutes.
The Lido itself has plenty to keep you occupied and is worth spending some time on. We hired bikes for the day and enjoyed cycling around the island and seeing some of the areas that we most probably wouldn't have got to see.
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.
Great little hotel!
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.
The only possible problem with the hotel would be the lack of lift (elevator). However it's not so bad as the top floor is the only second floor.
If you plan to stay on Lido, visit a few museums in Venice, and travel to some of the other islands, i would definitely recommend buying a "VeniceCard". This allows full use of public transport for a certain number of days and can also include museum entrance fees and entry to the staffed WCs in the city... well worth the money as waterbuses are relatively expensive when used a lot! We more than made back the cost of the Card during our stay.
We travelled to Venice in November (2003) as during the peak season it is extremely busy and hotels tend to raise their prices considerably.
Our 4 night stay in Villa Casanova cost us a very reasonable 255 euros.