Foscari Palace Hotel Venice

My trip to Venice was truly life changing.  Yes many people say that, but mine really was.  Traveling alone for the first time placed something permanent in my soul and in my brain.  It seems that now when I think of destinations the sky is the limit. I did learn that finding the right hotel also helps with logistics when traveling alone.

If you are looking for a mid range price on the Grand Canal this hotel has all the amenities and amazing views.  Foscari Palace is located in the Canneragio neighborhood of Venice on the Grand Canal, just across from the Rialto market.

This gem of a boutique hotel is just off the  Strada Nova, a thoroughfare that spans from Canneragio neighborhood to the Jewish Ghetto.  The Strada Nova has many cafe's, restaurants, local shops, and a passagiata (evening stroll) will find you rubbing elbows with local Venetians.

Convenience is one of the key assests of this hotels location, just one block over from the Campo Santa Sofia where the hotel is located is the Ca' D' Oro vaparetto stop, and at the front door of the hotel is a Traghetto stop.  This type of gondola goes directly back and forth across the Grand Canal and is much cheaper than riding a vaparetto.  Money saving tip: if you have purchased a VeneziaUnica Pass for Frequent Users, show the gonodlier your card.  If you are lucky, he will charge you the local residents fare of 70 cents instead of the tourist rate of two euros.

A very large buffet breakfast is available with your room, and some of the best coffee I had in Venice.  During your stay don't miss the roof top deck of the hotel, during the day if it is clear you can see the Alps in  one direction and the entire city of Venice in the other.  Get your self a  bottle of local red, climb the stairs at night and take in the city of Venice, above it all.

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