Archie's House

Cannaregio 1814/B, Rio Terra  San Leonardo, Venice, Veneto, 30121, Italy

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    This place is filthy, I mean disgusting and there is no excuse. Archie and his sons sit on the computer or lie in bed almost all day. I come from poverty and find this kind of lazy filth unacceptable, especially when I have to pay for the benefit of living in it! The only thing going for Archies House is it's location for which Archie has to do nothing. I have stayed all over Europe in prime location, budget hostels which have all been clean and well run by friendly people who knew the business they were in. Archie is taking the p*** and has no respect for his customers.
    It was depressing to spend all day in this beautiful city knowing we had to go back each night the this crumbling, stinking squat.
    Go and see for yourself.

    Unique Quality: The bags and bits of broken mirrors and plactic covering the massive holes in the crumbling walls.
    The deep scum covering the bath room walls, mirrors.
    The dirt that covers the bits of carpet so deeply they all merge into one solid filthy matting.
    The fact that they charge to stay here!
    The b****** who lives next door who turns his hose pipe on you if you dare smoke in the crumbling courtyard.

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Flights to venice

by S.K.I.

Hi,I'm thinking of using Swiss Air to fly from Manchester,UK to Venice,Marco Polo airport with one stop at Zurich. Anyone used this airline on this it reliable for timekeeping when changing planes at Zurich as I need to arrive at Venice port on time?

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by puerto_lover

It is actually called SWISS International Air Lines now. The old Swiss Air went bust a few years ago and Lufthansa bought the remains. I think as Zurich is the main HUB airport and many passengers on the Manchester route may well be flying out of Zurich for other connecting flights, then you should have no worries. I think the baggage transfer service should be efficient.

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by leics

I have heard nothing bad about Swiss Air..but I have heard nothing bad about Jet2 either, and they will take you directly from Manchester (or Leeds Bradford) to Venice Marco Polo (and, I suspect, at less cost).

You might like to look at the reviews of Swiss Air posted here:

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by Billy16

I used Jet2 travelling from Edinburgh to Marco Polo last year and rate the overall service very highly.


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by fipol

I arrived yesterday in Venice via Zurich from Moscow and everything went perfectly. The only thing is that they use a small plane for the 55' flight but it's not so important.
Enjoy Venice!

Travel Tips for Venice

walk with the dance of the shadow

by hyacinth805

There are too many tourists in the summer time. I like to walk into some little alleys and dance with the shadows. You might encounter with some pleasant melody if you're lucky. The shortest distance from one place to another in Venice is by walk. The fun of being lost in the little alleys and bridges.

Canals, everywhere you look

by sachara

It's so wonderful to walk around in the old citycentre of Venice. Everywhere you look, you will find another lovely canal, from the huge and wide Canal Grande to the small ones. Dorsoduro was one of my favourites areas. Everyday from or to our hotel I choosed another route to discover new parts of the city and lovely tiny canals like this.

Such detailed building

by nighthawk

Just love it, the arched windows, the buttons along the door posts and the saint sitting on top of the door...this is the entrance to one of the many palazzo s along Canal Grande.
The wooden poles are used by gondola-men to attach the boat to.

Say NO to North Face

by olgaehr

I think the most annoying thing about going abroad is seeing Americans stand wearing their North Face fleece, which looks tacky and frankly tasteless. People in Europe dress way more stylish even if it's something simple, but you do not see them parade in those North Face jackets. You don't see Italians in the MET wearing their work out clothes.

So if you wear one, don't be shocked if locals will stare you down. I had a few friends of mine complaining how some people in Europe were giving them nasty looks. And first thing i asked "were you wearing your north face fleece?", hahahaah well then THAT IS WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong. I am American too, and I live in Seattle, which is a land of everyone wearing North Face. It's a great product for hiking, camping, skiing, so on, but NOT for strolling along beautiful streets of Venice, or Halls of Vatican or antiquities of Rome.

But on the hand, it's a good way to spot someone to take a picture of you.

Traffic jam in the canals

by croisbeauty

Traffic jam is probably the first impression one might have when in the boat approaching to Ponte Rialto. Lots of boats, small and bigger, is going simultaneously in both directions of Canal Grande.
The traffic in the canal is in particularly intense the first Sunday of September, during the Regatta Storica, a must see event .
Is there any boat crash here ever?


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Address: Cannaregio 1814/B, Rio Terra  San Leonardo, Venice, Veneto, 30121, Italy