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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Not Only Venice - Sorrento accommodation

A stay in Sorrento with a view overlooking the Naples Gulf, staying in Rooms with three windows over the sea. This is what everybody would dream thinking about spending a few days in this wonderful town.

The Maison La Minervetta is something more than an Hotel, and it is something more than a bed and breakfast: it is just a magnificent accommodation in a dreamlike setting.

If you are thinking about spending part of your Italian journey in Sorrento read this description. If you are concerned about the rates…. It is not cheap but not even as expensive as you could imagine:

The 4 star Maison La Minervetta is in a very unique position sits on the seacliff overlooking the antique fisherman village Marina Grande, the entire Gulf of Naples and just in front the Volcano Vesuvius. It is few minutes away from the centre of Sorrento. With a large lounge area, dining room and kitchen accessible to the guests, opening onto an exclusive terrace with spectacular views, La Minervetta offers all the comforts of being in a private home.Maison “La Minervetta” has 12 breathtaking rooms all overlooking the antique fisherman’s wharf Marina Grande and the Gulf of Naples. All of the rooms have large windows, many from the floor to the ceiling, providing unbelievable views of the volcano Vesuvius.Each room is unique, in its size, furnishings and colours. The average size of the rooms is 30 sq. metres. The colours of the rooms are inspired by those of the local fisherman boats, with vibrant turquoises, blues, oranges, and yellows; each room is special in its own way. The furniture, lamps, and various objects in each room have all been collected by the owners throughout their years of travel around the world.All rooms offer the following services: air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, sound-proofing, spacious safe, mini-fridge, laundry service, TV with satellite reception, and direct access phone.The Maison’s style is modern, with warm touches of ethnic objects, libraries filled with picture books, architectural and design journals, and many vintage pieces. The hotel offers a comfortable, yet luxurious, special setting for its guests.

Website:
http://www.italialodging.com/est/maisonlaminervetta

Have a nice stay in Sorrento,

The Italia Lodging Venice Staff
www.italialodgingvenice.com


Friday, January 13, 2006

Smart Tourist in Venice

The tourist board of Venice together with the city hall have written ten suggestions for a pleasant stay. We have reported this document for your information:

1) Get a map of the city and remember that Venice is much more than just St. Mark's Square.

2) Show respect for the city by helping us keep it clean: never throw litter on the ground or into the canals.

3) Always wear appropriate clothing. Keep right when walking in the city street. Never stop on bridges. Take off your backpack when on the city boats.

4) Remember that St. Mark's Square and the surrounding area is an open-air museum (people who picnic in the square and leave litter behind will be subject to fines).

5) Get a Venice Card and use it. The Card offers many advantages and can help us to make you feel welcome in Venice.

6) Only use authorized services and transportation. Always ask what the fare will be before boarding.

7) Beware of unauthorized peddlersand watch out for pick-pockets.

8) Venice is subject to frequent flooding. A warning siren announces exceptionally high tides. You can still visit many areas of the city by using the wooden walkways.

9) The city also has disabled access routes. For more details contact the APT or Informahandicap.

10) To exercise your rights or lodge a complaint, contact the APT Complaint Office or the Counter of Tourist Mediation.

Many points could sound ovious but.... maybe, not for everybody!

Italia Lodging Venice Staff
http://www.italialodgingvenice.com

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Venice: how to arrive by car

It is easy to reach Venice by car with the following motorway and road connections:

A4 from Trieste and from Turin, A27 from Belluno, A13 from Bologna, and the state roads SS.309 Romea from the Adriatic Coast, SS.14 from Trieste, SS.13 from Treviso, SS.11 from Padua.

Venice is always clearly sign posted. Once you have arrived near the lagoon, get on to the Ponte della Libertà - a long straight line with two lanes linking Venice to the mainland -follow the signs for Venice and you will arrive at Piazzale Roma.

Here you have to leave your car and start your adventure in Venice, on foot or by waterbus. Three are the parking areas at Piazzle Roma: the Autorimessa Comunale, the Garage S.Marco and the small open air car park S.Andrea. One alternative is the large car park on the Tronchetto island. From the Tronchetto Island you reach Venice by waterbus line 82. Another possibility is leaving your car in Mestre - parking it in the small car parks before you reach the Ponte della Libertà or in those opposite to the railway station of Mestre and reach Venice by bus (Line 2) or by train (ten minutes ride).

Once you have parked your car and therefore solved one of the main ploblems arriving in Venice, your adventure can start: on foot or by waterbus.

This is the list of Parkings in Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto and MestreASM Venezia Piazzale Roma Garage (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0412727301arking Sant'Andrea (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0412727304ASM Parking San Giuliano tel. 0415322632ASM Mestre Piazzale Candiani tel. 041976844-985616Venezia Tronchetto Parking (Isola del Tronchetto) tel. 0415207555Venezia Garage San Marco (Loc. Piazzale Roma) tel. 0415232213Fusina Park Terminal tel. 0415470160Tessera Park Marco Polo (Aeroporto di Marco Polo) tel. 0415415913Garage Europa (Mestre) tel. 041959202

Taken from: http://www.turismovenezia.it

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