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As a single traveller you often have to pay for two at hotels. Paid for two and stayed in a shoebox! Tiny, tiny, tiny room! Service was fine, but could have stayed in twice the room, for the same price, elsewhere.
Loved the Hotel Olimpia. Great location, near the Piazzale Roma, and right on a small canal. Charming decor throughout. Excellent breakfast buffet. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Comfortable room.
One problem .... the tiny elevator was not working when I checked out, and my heavy...More
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.