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We recently took a 3 week trip of Europe which included 2 nights in Venice at the Hotel Abbazia. It was the best place on the entire trip. I would highly recommend it.
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> Proximity to train station. After a long train...More
We have just returned from our Italy trip, and we stayed at the Abbazia Hotel for our Venice visit. The location is perfect for those who are travelling around Italy via the train, it is located about 100 meters from the Venice train station. The...More
Hotel Abbazia is a converted abbey within steps of the train station. It is down a narrow alleyway, and so has the feeling of great privacy. The front desk staff is incredibly helpful, but also incredibly funny. Our interaction with them made the hotel feel...More
Very close to the train station and Piazzale Roma, but you don't experience the business normally associated with that type of location. The Abbazia is tucked away down a little side street. The lounge area is very pretty and oddly enough we noted that this...More
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
From Hotel Abbazia come out the front door, turn right and walk to the end of the building. Turn right again and walk about 1 city block past the train station and over the bridge. You can see the building with the Avis... More
From Hotel Abbazia come out the front door, turn right and walk to the end of the building. Turn right again and walk about 1 city block past the train station and over the bridge. You can see the building with the Avis office on the right hand side. Walk to the other side of the building and there is "People Mover" (train) that costs 1.5 euro and takes you right to the dock. Fast, close and comfortable. A very short walk.