Venice rises from the waves

Posted on 18/11/2019 0 CommentPosted by in Adventure

Andrea Grisdale of Travel and Leisure writes:

When I heard that Mayor Luigi Brugnaro declared a state of emergency after the historic high tides in Venice last week, my first reaction was, “I have to get there right away!” As a travel advisor, being able to see the situation on the ground firsthand would enable me to give our travelers an honest update. And after an eye-opening tour of the waterlogged city, I can say with certainty: the flooding is no reason to cancel your travel plans to Venice.

On the edge of the lagoon

In the days after the floods, my tour company, IC Bellagio, started reaching out to our Venetian friends, and got in touch with one of our favorite hoteliers, Alain Bullo, GM of the Hotel Londra Palace. This Relais and Chateaux property is strategically located on Riva degli Schiavoni, just a stone’s throw from St Marks Square, the celebrated Bridge of Sighs, and the iconic Hotel Danieli. Londra Palace was our home base for a few days as we surveyed the city.

When I heard that Mayor Luigi Brugnaro declared a state of emergency after the historic high tides in Venice last week, my first reaction was, “I have to get there right away!” As a travel advisor, being able to see the situation on the ground firsthand would enable me to give our travelers an honest update. And after an eye-opening tour of the waterlogged city, I can say with certainty: the flooding is no reason to cancel your travel plans to Venice.

The soggy “drawing room of Europe”

In the days after the floods, my tour company, IC Bellagio, started reaching out to our Venetian friends, and got in touch with one of our favorite hoteliers, Alain Bullo, GM of the Hotel Londra Palace. This Relais and Chateaux property is strategically located on Riva degli Schiavoni, just a stone’s throw from St Marks Square, the celebrated Bridge of Sighs, and the iconic Hotel Danieli. Londra Palace was our home base for a few days as we surveyed the city.

Full story here…

https://www.travelandleisure.com/a-list/venice-flooding-travel-plans?fbclid=IwAR0TBgGTWi6mOjDBmn5TjTotOqGbD2k6zHG-JwYsHpdclqyTmm6JVVPBgWE

Images by Andrea Grisdale

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Christine HoganPosted on 2019-10-10 04:26:22

Oh well never mind....

BiancaPosted on 2019-10-09 05:43:37

Not a kid anymore. I am still living in my parents house.

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