Venice Journals

Canals of Venice

A July 2004 trip to Venice by samer_k

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy More Photos
Quote: There truly is nothing like Venice! No matter what you've seen and heard, you have to be there! In a short stay, it made me want to plan a return trip already...

Canals of Venice

Overview

Venice Photo, Venice, Italy
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Gondola Ride, St. Mark's Square, walking and getting lost in the canals!, island of Burano

Quick Tips:

Be prepared to walk a lot! Canals can be confusing, especially if you are there for a short period. Vaporettos (water bus) may strike at an inopportune times, and you can pay a cool - for a 10-minute ride to get you around! Hotels are expensive, so try to shop around. If you have limited time, do stay on or near the canals; it is worth it.

Best Way To Get Around:

We took the rail to Venice, and from there we walked and used the Vaporreto (water bus). The water bus can also take you to nearby islands like Murano, Burano, etc.

Boscolo Dei Dogi

Hotel | "Grand Hotel Dei Dogi"

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This was luxury all right! Truly very elegant. It is said that this was a former Embassy for France. The rooms have antique furniture, lush carpet, and the bathroom is all in marble and just great! Wow, we enjoyed it even though it was a very short stay. They have free transport to St Mark's Square. I didn't eat there, though. The average night there was about $330, but we paid $180. It is a quieter side of the canals, not far from the open seas...

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2005

Boscolo Dei Dogi
MADONNA DELL ORTO 3500
Venice, Italy 30121
0039041-2208111

The Grand Canal

Attraction | "Gondola Ride"

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy
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We reserved a sunset group gondola ride, and we really didn't notice everyone else... It was great; how could you go to Venice and not have a gondola ride?

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2005

The Grand Canal
Through the Central Districts
Venice, Italy

Island of Burano

Attraction | "Afternoon at Burano"

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We took a boat and spent about 3 hours there. It is a tiny island, and sure, you can buy some souvenirs. We had lunch in their small town square, walked, had some gelati, and walked around the mini-canals and admired the multi-colored homes.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2005

Island of Burano
Venetian Lagoon
Venice, Northern Italy