Venice Tips, Personal Experience and your Guide to Venice Italy
Cannot choose between a hotel Mestre or Lido? First of all, how nice that you go to Venice.
And good to know is that Mestre is the city where you can easily catch the train or bus to Venice, just 15 minutes. And Lido is the island where you can reach the heart of Venice by vaporetto boat within minutes.
I prefer a hotel on Lido. Here you can breathe the atmosphere of Venice Italy. You are already in the lagoon and you can go easily with the vaporetto boat to st. Marc Square. Hotels in Lido are relatively cheaper and romantic...
The hotel that I recommend in terms of price / quality is Hotel Byron on Lido. But you can also feel free to take another hotel that is available on the island. From Hotel Byron you walk in 10 minutes to the vaporetto stop to go to Venice (15 minutes with the vaporetto).
It is good to buy a tourist travel card for a few days when you stay on Lido. You can travel unlimited between Venice and Lido by vaporetto boat, but also in the rest of the lagoon this card is valid.
One major drawback with a hotel on Lido is that the transport from the airport to Lido is difficult and long in duration.... But as you read on this website, there are plenty of alternatives. And transport from and to Marco Polo Airport is easy with the Alilaguna boat. You have to take the red or the blue line.
A hotel in the town of Mestre is convenient if you have booked a hotel near the railway station of Mestre. Going to Venice Italy, you're the fastest and easiest by train or bus. The train is cheap and good.
But the hotels at the station in Mestre are quite expensive. If your hotel is not within walking distance of the train station you need a local bus or a private hotel shuttle bus to Venice that often costs money.
You hotel in Mestre doesn’t have the peaceful setting as it is on the island of Lido. Mestre has a city environment and hotels are sometime nearby industrial places.
Tips for sightseeing in Venice you can read it on my site ;-)... But my biggest tip is above all; go wandering around in Venice, stop at a pretty square and drink your favorite drink and search in advance for a good restaurant for in the evening...
Take pictures in deserted alleys and posing on bridges... and maybe a gondola ride... Visit on a non-busy time the Basilica San Marco and the Doge's Palace... If you have time visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
I wish you lots of fun and let me know how it was...
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