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We stayed for four days at the monastery. Our room consisted of three single beds and a good size bathroom. The AC in the room was just adequate. There is a kitchen area with a refrigerator and a microwave for guests. Note: there is a...More
This convent still has 7 nuns, who run an infant school in the mornings. Otherwise, your main contact is the receptionist, a lay person, who is extremely friendly and helpful in providing advice on where to eat, etc. The Common Room downstairs is quite basic,...More
Right in the middle of all the Venice sights, the Istituto San Giuseppe is an oasis in the midst of all the excitement. Located in a centuries old convent that today serves as a school, guest house and home for the nuns who serve there,...More
The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. We felt safe and secure and were comfortable leaving our belongings in the room. The people at the front desk were extremely helpful. We had a three night stay and I would definitely plan to...More
I enjoyed my stay here for four nights. It's all you expect from a convent/monastery stay: clean, quiet and safe. I slept very well. Don't expect North American hotel amenities at these prices. (i.e. Bring your own shampoo and blow dryer.) There are plenty of...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.