Post # 1
My husband and I just back to Sweden from our Italy trip. We stayed four nights in Rome and two nights in Venice. Rome was impressive and overwhelming, but Venice… Wow! It’s by far the most beautiful place I have ever visited! I wish we could have stayed longer. But I’m going back, for sure 🙂
All we did was just walking around and looking at all the beauty. It almost didn’t feel real. All these small alleys to get lost in! You could walk into a small empty alley between houses, not more than 3.5 feet wide and come out on a little hidden square. The whole town is like a labyrinth with blind alleys sometimes just leading to a canal with no bridge and you have to turn back and find another way. So much fun! My husband was not as thrilled as I was, though… Haha!
The hotel we stayed at was just by the Grand Canal. We booked their large suite and it was amazing! 430 Sq. Ft. (40 Sq. M) with high ceiling and beautiful wooden floor and Venetian decor. The bath room alone was bigger than hotel rooms we usually stays in, lol! The suite had a total of four (!) balconies, with two of them facing the canal.
Anyone thinking about going to Venice, GO! Anyone thinking about NOT going to Venice? You go too!!! 😀 It’s like nothing else in the world.
Can you believe I took all these photos with my iPhone5 ? You seriously cannot take a bad picture in Venice!
Post # 2
Venice is gorgeous, glad you had a great time
Post # 3
Wow, the room in the last picture is gorgeous.
I’ve never been very interested in visiting Venice, but that hotel room is changing my mind.
Post # 4
We were just there on our honeymoon and adored it!! Loved it so much more than Rome.. so much more authentic! And the food was incredible too.
Post # 5
Stunning photos! We went for mini moon last month and loved it.
Post # 6
Ahhh your pictures are making me so excited for my honeymoon is just over a month! We are starting out in Venice–it looks amazing!
Post # 7
How awesome! I’ve never been.
Post # 8
I don’t know how I missed this thread when you first posted it and I’m now just catching up with the Travel board. I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourself! It’s always nice to see the birth of another Venetophile. 😉 I am glad you’re going back–the wondrous thing about Venice is that you can visit it many times and still find a campo that you’ve never seen before (and you can get to know and love places like S. Elena, the Lido, and Giudecca, where life is a bit more quotidian). Also, if you become a return guest to the city and patronize the same places on each visit, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you become a familiar face–seriously, some of these folks have incredible memories!
That’s a goregous photo of Orto up there; isn’t that a lovely part of the city? And I may know that hotel–is the closest vaporetto stop S. Stae? If so, I agree that it’s a nice hotel with extremely genial staff and an excellent location (and even if it’s not the place I’m thinking of, the room looked fantastic).
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Che bella! Venice is definitely on my list of places to visit 🙂 Hubby got the chance to go to Rome for a conference as couple years back and his pictures were amazing.
Post # 10
I adore Rome but I’m not sure if like Venice as much. Decisions, decisions!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2017 - Rome
We adore Rome so much we are getting married there. We are planning to then do our honeymoon in Florence, Venice and Milan.
That hotel room is absolutely stunning – what is the name of that hotel, if you don’t mind?
Thanks so much for the post, it is very inspiring!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
So glad you had such a wonderful trip! Venice is one of my favorite places on earth; trying to convince my Fiance to come with me someday. 🙂
Post # 13
Two days were absolutely too short at this lovely place. The hotel is just by the Ca’ d’Oro Vaporetto stop. Perfect location!
What we were not I pressed with was the Italian kitchen. We had some very bad experiences with restaurants in Rome, even though we went by recommendations. The food was not always so bad, but the timing of the courses were sometimes horrible. After four days in Rome we were ‘pretty’ (understatement) tired of pasta and pizza and we were actually relieved to find a… McDonalds near our hotel in Venice! My husband and I are not regular McD fans. We are gym owners and have a healty lifestyle with healty food and I have NEVER eaten McD on a vacation before. I’ve always been amazed (and not in a good way) by people who travels to other countries and cultures and ends up at f*cking McD. And now I was one of those, lol! And yeah, we also paid a visit to a steakhouse nearby. Ah, that was good! Haha!
Oh, you will love it! How romantic to get married in Rome!
The name of the hotel in Venice is Pesaro Palace. It’s just by the Ca’ d’Oro Vaporetto stop. Very convenient! To nights in that suite usually costs about €1000 but these two nights we were staying they only charged about €500. Had we stayed two nights before or two nights after we would had paid €1000.
Post # 14
REEEEEEEALLY busy, but if you do go back to Venice, go during the Carnival 😉 It is fun
Post # 15
OMG…I want to live there! Those pictures are EVERYTHING.