For a tranquil time away from the crowds, book a lunch or dinner at any of the hotels on the calm and beautiful Giudecca island.
To get there, hop onto one of the hotel's private boat shuttles, which depart at regular intervals from little jetties close to the Grand Canal around St Mark's. We took off from the Bauer for a five minute crossing to it's sister hotel (Bauer Palladio), on the other side of the Canal di San Marco.
the landing jetty on the other side
Don't try the main doors, they are always closed..
but look out for this little side entrance
Lunch and dinner are also served al fresco on the terrace..
which opens onto one of the very few gardens in Venice
Right next to the jetty is a little café, ideally situated for having a drink while waiting for the next boat home, and enjoying the view of the skyline, which thanks to strict urban planning, has remained unchanged for centuries...
Bauer l'Hôtel/Bauer Il Palazzo: S. Marco 1459 Tel: +39 041 5207022
Bauer Palladio: Giudecca, 33 Venice 30133, Tel: +39 041 520 7022
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