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The location of this working convent cannot be beat. The rooms, while simple, are clean, but certainly could use some TLC (peeling paint, etc). The major down side for me was the number of mosquitoes in our room. we spent an hour killing over a...More
My family and I had reservations for approx. a year in advance but on the day of our arrival they couldn't locate our reservation. They stated that they'd switched email addresses since we made our reservations and would work with us since I had my...More
My wife and I stayed at Istituto San Giuseppe for four nights. After disembarking from the Rialto Vaporreto stop, we had to cross only one bridge. The receptionists were very friendly. They gave us a triple room since we each had a checked luggage and...More
This was our first convent/monastery stay. We learned that this was not a good fit for us. The shower was just too small for my 6 foot husband. The bed was too short for him. Mosquitoes came in the windows and my face was a...More
Spacious, airy room with ensuite in the heart of Venice. You press a buzzer for staff assistance to exit as well as to enter. But perfect location and great value. We didn't need to use the kitchen. There is a curfew which adds an element...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 neighbourhood 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.