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At only 100euro a night in a very expensive city, this monastery stay offers great value for money (book directly by sending them an email and save yourself the monasterystays booking fee). The rooms are very basic - lino floors, small cupboards and no fancy...More
I just came back from an excellent stay at Patronato Salesiano Leone XIII. The location is perfect, in a quiet and very safe area near the Biennale park, but so close to the Giardini vaporetto stops, and of walking distance to San Marco. The staff...More
I stayed here on a solo weekend trip to Venice and it was a great place to stay. It was about a 55 minute boat ride from the Grand Canal/train station. It seems long and at first I was thought so too but the ride...More
Pros- favorable location, tasty breakfast, very clean rooms
Cons - It is hard to get to, the reception is not open 24/7, not entire staff speaks english, it is easily heard what is happening in the halls
This was booked through monastery stays - the booking was easy, and they made two or three changes as people changed their arrival dates.
The location is by the public gardens of Venice, down a tiny street near a vaporetto stop. Just up from there...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.