Where to stay in Venice?
If you’re considering where to stay in Venice I’d recommend The Palazzo Barbarigo http://www.palazzobarbarigo.com/ is well worth a visit. So after my journey here https://theluxurystoryteller.com/europe/travelling-to-venice/ I met the delightful and eloquent owner Nicolette over a few glasses of spritz at the really stylish bar. At this stage I was still on the aperol spritz but was to develop into a proper Italian as the week went on!
The charming Nicolette regaled the amazing history and story of the hotel and how she had embarked on the journey of converting the historic building into the hotel we were currently sitting in. The hotel was originally constructed in the 16th century and the clever interior design mixes this with a more modern slant.
Nicolette was one of the kindest and loveliest hotel owners I’ve had the pleasure to meet. That’s the honest truth, I’m far from a classic blogger where everything is amazing!
My luxuriously decorated room had amazing views straight onto the Grand Canal. A beautiful place to take a morning coffee or evening drink and watch Venice life literally float by.
Once you’ve found your bearings the location is great with a vaporetto stop just 5 mins walk away. I didn’t use this at all and went on foot everywhere, my go to method of exploring! You may get lost but you stumble upon many non-touristy areas.
The famous Rialto Bridge is less than 15 minutes’ walk away and I loved the narrow alleyways that led back to the hotel, particularly on one of the carnival nights as I met the below!
Google maps seem to send people crazy here and you’ll see tourist after tourist scratching their heads! My advice would be don’t arrive in the dark unless you have someone to meet and guide you to your destination!