Travel Blogs from Venice
After watching Romeo and Juliette on the bus we came to our first stop for the day Verona, were this love story was set. Visited Juliette's balcony and window shopped. We stayed a few hours before carrying on to Venice our final stop in Italy. Venice was a beautiful city and enjoyed that cars could not get into the city centre, less risk of road injuries. Only had to watch out for delivery men ...
... It is quite big…the girls have their own room with bunk beds, and the kitchen/living room area is huge with nice hardwood floors. The location isn’t perfect, but we are within walking distance of everything (sometimes a little bit longer walk, but we’ve been training all week, so it’s okay).
We headed out to get some groceries once we were settled in. The walking is very interesting here – narrow alleys, lots ...
... part of Venice, the island based bit plus another 30,000 on a few large islands nearby not linked by bridge and only accessible by boat (Murano, Burano, etc). This compares with about 170,000 who live on the mainland, of which about a third of these live in Mestre. Nothing wrong with a bit of context! Most visitors stay in Mestre because it is easy and cheap to get in and out and because they can't afford to stay in Venice!
... something else. There are no roads, just alleyways. It is hard to get anywhere in a hurry because it is so congested in these alleyways and SO many tourists. There are also heaps of Romanian beggars. These alleyways are often thin and I managed to accidentally run into one sitting on the side. She grabbed my jacket and pulled but I yanked it off her and then she deadset started crying. The group I was with kind of laughed about it and walked away. Next we went on a ...
... frustration yet? Kenny calls American Airlines in front of the Iberia representative. Kenny puts The American Airlines Representative on the speaker phone so she can hear her say, that I am on their computer… supposed to be on the flight. Iberia disputes by saying that I can’t go on unless they create a new ticket. This is going back and forth back and forth and no one is making any productive moves. By this point, Kenny is yelling ...
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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.