Venice Today

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Forestboy, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,927
    Likes Received:
    7,631
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    We spent the day in Venice today and I have to say it massively beat our expectations. Jan had never been and I last visited 30 years ago and really didn't like it and had no great desire to go back.
    The weather was fantastic the crowds although very busy were not too bad and surprisingly once away from Marco the prices were reasonable certainly no dearer than any other large city or tourist attraction. It certainly is a beautiful place and exciting and vibrant we had a brilliant day and will certainly be visiting again.
    Didn't cost me too much either got away with just one Italian leather bag for SWMBO :whistle:
    Off to Austria and Germany tomorrow hopefully do the Romantic Rd and some of the Mosel before heading home on about 2nd Oct. (y)(y)
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,866
    Likes Received:
    6,447
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    We usually go to Venice every other year and rent an apartment but next year were taking the motorhome and will stay in a near by camp site and like you say it really is less busy when you go off the beaten track. we love to get up early to do St Marks. One of the best things to do in Venice is do the secret tour of the Doge's Palace. (y)
     
  3. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,927
    Likes Received:
    7,631
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Well we'll definitely be back loved it especially Jan and this little campsite is perfect buy your bus tickets at reception 2.60 euros return and bus stops outside the gate.
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,420
    Likes Received:
    25,076
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Don't expect too much romance.

    But enjoy Fussed ( where it starts/ends ) and visit Neuschwanstein. Fussen town is a delight.

    Stay here:
    https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=47.597026,10.738063&spn=0.006294,0.009892&t=m&z=17

    If you have time try Garmisch Partenkirchen as well.

    Going north, Heidelberg and it's castle is well worth a stop.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,927
    Likes Received:
    7,631
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Thanks Brian strange I was having a beer with my German neighbour a couple of nights a go in Lake Garda and he gave me the same campsite as a good place to stay and he lives nearby.
     
  6. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    550
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    What is the name of the campsite please?
     
  7. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    14,772
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Sounds as if you are having a great time, never been there but it's now on our to do list. :Smile:
     
  8. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,420
    Likes Received:
    25,076
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Lovely location. Pristine "facilities". And a nice restaurant.

    Very good for push bikes, they even hire them on site.

    Been twice now, won't be the last.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,927
    Likes Received:
    7,631
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Serenissima near Oriago 10 k from Venice 5 minutes from motorway.

    Coords
    N 45* 27' 14"
    E 12* 11' 0"

    Tel +39041921850
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    1,221
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    We did the same site in 2001, so handy for Venice, jump on the bus right outside campsite. The old back streets are a must.
     
  11. Hollyberry

    Hollyberry Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    7,344
    Location:
    Paignton, Devon.
    Last time I stayed in Venice ( lovely family run hotel side of canal) I walked along to the Rialto Bridge about 11 pm. There was a string quartet playing on the bridge, a smallish group formed the audience. When they finished playing, everyone clapped, the musicians bowed, collected up their instruments and chairs and everyone walked off into the night. Magical.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page