Hotel Des Bains, Venice Lido Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Des Bains, Venice Lido Resort Lido di Venezia
Nice hotel although a bit far from Venice.
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I left the market with a filet of San Pietro – a flaky, mild white fish – , a small steak of “palombo,” a large handful of calamari and another handful of fresh shrimp with the shells still on and the most delicious, sweet sundried tomatoes I’ve ever eaten.
Knowing that I wanted to prepare some sort of tomato sauce for the calamari, and also aware of the fact that I was dangerously low on white wine, ...
... thing, as mozzies have bitten me on every square cm of my exposed flesh. I can see them flying by in the light of the screen & I can hear Rion slapping at them in a futile attempt to keep them at bay.
We saw the wait staff doing similar things to the seagulls & pigeons at the marketplace,
with just as much effect...
I might lie down now, I'm feeling a little light headed due to lack of blood all the mozzies ...
... island being Torcello. This island is more of a farming island and has the historic Basilica di Torcello. After a short look around we got back on to the boat and head back to the Venice. On arrival, we hired a Gondola ride around the canals before doing some shopping and having dinner. Tomorrow we pack up and head off to the city of Milan.
Bit more of an explore today, plus some shopping. Decided against paying €12 each for a coffee while listening to the band in Piazza San Marco, but not before snapping a selfie! Nothing happens in Venice before about 9-9:30am. I went for a run yesterday at 7:30am and nobody was around - great time to be out! The shops mostly stay open till 9-10 pm though, and of course the restaurants and bars stay open until you stop spending money ...
... next 100 years something is going to have be done with many of the buildings to address the shifting of their foundations. Even in our hotel, none of the floors are level and walking the halls feels strange as everything is slanted in different directions. Spending one day here and seeing the city from the Campanile (Bell Tower) and walking around felt like just enough time to get a feel for the city.