….. and now the adventure takes us to Venice!!
We arrived in Venice in the evening by train from Milan. We took a taxi from the Florence Mestre Station to the Hilton Garden Inn at Via Orlanda 1, 30173 Mestre, Italy. Mestre is in a suburb outside of the Venice canal area and consequently, it is a less expensive option. Our friend was able to book a suite for a 3 night stay with her miles. The breakfast buffet was extra at 13 euros per person. Also, we purchased public transportation passes at the hotel desk which were also valid for the water taxis. I have footnoted below information about these passes. In general the passes for each person will cost 60 euros plus tax for 7 days; 40 euros for 72 hours; 30 euros for 48 hours; and 20 euros for 24 hours.
There is a bus stop in front of the hotel. The buses # 5 and 19 will transport riders, numerous times to…
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