|Palazzo Stern Hotel|
|The room we had|
|The 3rd floor hotel hallway|
|Tom loved this window of the hotel|
HOW IS VENICE LAID OUT? - Venice, capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats. The Grand Canal snakes through the city, which is filled with innumerable narrow, maze-like alleys and small squares.
|Map of most of the islands of Venice|
BRIDGES - There are some foot bridges that span the Grand Canal and take you to another island. There are a LOT of walking bridges everywhere as the "streets" are all waterways.
We worked through a travel agent who arranged drivers, private tours, etc, so we never had to worry. That's the way to go. Tom can tell you who to go to. A driver from the airport took us to the lagoon, and a boat taxi took us to our hotel. (We had been awake for about 30 hours, so we were tired).
|View of the Grand Canal from our room.|
*NOTE: Always ask for Early check in when traveling. We didn't**
QUICK VIDEO INSIDE THE HOTEL: Here's a quick video of the floor we stayed on in the Palazzo Stern Hotel . It was decorated like a former church and it was pretty elaborate.
NEXT: EXPLORING VENICE'S GRAND CANAL