8th July 2018
Day 1 of our holiday – we will stay in Venice for 3 nights, then get a train to Naples where we pick up a hire car and drive to the Cilento Coast. I’m going to blog about each day separately – otherwise it would be one VERY long blog!
We arrived at Treviso Airport in the evening and purchased a ticket in the Airport for the AVTO Bus to take us to Piazzale Roma in Venice – you can also purchase a ticket as soon as you exit the airport – 12 euros each, and the bus was there waiting as soon as we exited the airport. On arriving at the Piazzale Roma we walked to our hotel – didn’t take long – but there are a lot of steps to carry your suitcases up and down (well, in my case – for my lovely husband to carry up and down!). We are amazed by Venice already – I was literally saying “wow” every time we turned a corner – I can’t wait to explore.
Our hotel is Ca San Polo in the centre of Venice in the San Polo district – it’s lovely, very quaint and the guy that welcomed us was lovely and really helpful, showing us places go on the map and recommended a nice restaurant nearby. We arrived in the evening so literally unpacked really quickly and headed straight out – luckily the restaurant was close as it was absolutely throwing it down.
The restaurant was called La Patatina and it was fabulous – the food was gorgeous, service was amazing and really friendly. We both had baked sea bass and veg then for dessert I had Tiramisu – which was absolutely delicious and Paul had Chocolate Pudding, which he assures me was also amazing – all accompanied by a lovely bottle of white and finished off with a delicious glass of limoncello.
We had a lovely evening at this restaurant – brilliant first night in Venice, chatted to a lovely couple on the next table and Paul was happy as the guy told him of a pub not far away that would have the football on a big screen – so that’s Wednesday evening sorted – watching England play football!