Hotel review: Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano

Venice is one of those must-see, otherworldly places.

As touristy as it is, I don’t think there is any place like it.

I posted a photo story here if you’re interested.

Like the city it’s in, the Hilton Garden Inn Venice seems to get stampeded year-around by visitors.

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Photos: Venice, fending off the tides

Venice will soon be lost to rising waters is what some say, if the MOSE Project fails. Or if you’re Donald Trump, it’s just a ploy by China to distract us.

The streets near the transit center are packed with tourists. They thin out as you get lost in the maze of stone and water streets, but fill again if you approach Piazza San Marco, the main square (some Venetians want tourists to disappear).

To work its charm, Venice required nothing of me. Not even a gondola ride. Just that I walk, explore. Get lost, as is the popular advice.


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