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Venice Unmasked

Is Venice the original European tourist trap? There is no denying that Venice relies on tourism as the economic driver of this historic city. The most amazing aspect of my trip is the lack of evidence in my photos to visually document how pervasive souvenir shops are on the streets of Venice. Seriously, how many…

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Venice Verve

Venice fascinated me. The city is a wonderful walking city with its pedestrian only streets and alleys. Centuries old architecture all around in stunning restored glory and various states of decay provides a visual mosiac through time from every vantage point. Getting lost among the maze of alleys, bridges and canal separated island blocks is…

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Hotel Aquarius Venice art and space

Hotel Aquarius Venice is a Choice Hotels Ascend Collection property in the Santa Croce district of the city on water. San Giacomo da l’Orio is a vibrant campo/city square where locals gather and children play. We loved our stay at the hotel and found the location ideal for our needs. There are art pieces scattered…

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Imagine Venice without mobile directions

Getting to Venice is the easy part, except in our case. Getting around Venice is difficult. There are no cars once you walk into the main city of islands. Boats are the only motorized transport. Venezia has six districts or sestiere in the main body of bridge connected islands. These districts are divided by the…

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Choice Hotels returns to Venice – Hotel Aquarius

Choice Hotels returns to the islands of Venice, Italy when Hotel Aquarius Venice opens later in 2019 as an Ascend Collection member located in the Santa Croce sestieri. The boutique hotel will have 28 rooms and 5 apartments. Hotel Aquarius Venice (Venice, Italy) – Located in the heart of historic Venice between the Santa Lucia railway station and…

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