Hotel Al Malcanton

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Dorsoduro 3587, Venice, 30123, Italy
Hotel Al Malcanton
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68%
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Rated 14% higher but also costs 48% more than other 2.5 star hotels

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  • Families75
  • Couples77
  • Solo0
  • Business50

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Facade of Ca' Pesaro (as seen on the vaporetto!)Facade of Ca' Pesaro (as seen on the vaporetto!)

"good" vaporetto with seats at the bow."good" vaporetto with seats at the bow.

Quiet part of VeniceQuiet part of Venice

A palazzo on the Grand CanalA palazzo on the Grand Canal

Forum Posts

How bad is venice flooding now

by yabadoba

Hi all,

I am planning to visit Venice on 22nd December. Can any Venetians or any tourists who had been to Venice recently tell me whether Venice is still flooded NOW? I really hope it isn't.

Gigi

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by leics

The 'acqua altae' are a normal part of Venetian life. They occur quite regularly. The only reason the recent one was in the news was because it was particularly higher than for some considerable time. There may or may not be an acqua alta when you are visiting.

It is important to remember that acqua altae are tidal floods: they do not remain at the same level throughout the day/night.

Venice is well set up for acqua altae: there are duckboards laid out on the streets, and you can buy rather natty plastic overshoe things (or wellington boots, if you prefer). There are warning sirens before higher-than-usual floods (not for safety, but to warn residents to take appropriate precautions).

http://www.comune.venezia.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/144#718d3e

will give you lots of useful info, as will:

http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/acqua-alta.htm

http://www.veniceword.com/weather.html (which has a link to the daily water-level forecast).

Don't worry about any potential floods: just be prepared to don your plastic boot thingies and enjoy splashing around! :-)

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by yabadoba

Thanks a lot leics!

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by leics

Now you know all that you probably won't see any acqua alta at all, and will miss all the fun of paddling! :-)

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by footstool

hi J!

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by leics

:-)

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by effeti

Really, what's the situation now and what it will be tomorrow aren't related (weather apart...)
So your worries for the 22 are a nonsense.. if you want to relate them to the actual situation (BTW, today THERE WAS an acqua alta, but not so bad)

To understand what it is... read here!
http://www.comune.venezia.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/22795

Ciao
Francesco

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by Belsaita

Do I am the only one who always was HOPING to experience aqua alta on my trips to Venice? Would love to experience that. I guess I should keep trying...

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by footstool

I'll be in Spain in February, and I'm thinking of going to Venice...again. Because there are no motorized vehicles there, it's the closest thing to experiencing an extant medieval city. It's so QUiet! and if you love to walk, why, that's all you Can do. In fact, I had to cut a new notch in my belt during my last visit.

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by effeti

>Do I am the only one who always was HOPING to experience aqua alta on my trips to Venice?

Belsaita.. I live close to Venice, i went there literally dozens of times, often for my job, too... And all I saw was a few cm in the very low parts of San Marco...
Uahhhhh!!!!
Francesco

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by Belsaita

well I guess this should relax Gigi
Not so easy to get a good flooding it looks! :)

Re: How bad is venice flooding now

by yabadoba

Wow, thanks everybody for the help! You guys are really very friendly. Actually I would love to experience a 'flooded' Venice, since I have been there before on a sunny day. Would like to try wadding through the streets in my boots! But I am bringing my parents there this time round and they don't have boots :( I really love Venice! The whole place just feels extremely romantic...

Travel Tips for Venice

Venice Tip

by kristeng

Take one of the sleek, gleaming varnished taxi boats to your hotel - preferably overlooking the Grand Canal - ours was right over the Pont de Vecchio - and just gaze and listen and sing. Sip a glass of the local peach methode and don't forget the squid ink pasta for a true local delicacy - hidden trattorias off the canals offer the best deals.

Sestiere Santa Croce

by croisbeauty

Sestiere Santa Croce is probably the most unknown part of Venice. It is situated next to the Piazzale Roma and therefore inevitable to those who start their exploring of Venice by foot. Nevertheless, most of the visitors turn left taking direction to Piazza San Rocco or along Canal Grande. I suggest you to turn right, deep into sestiere, and your effort will be awarded by some beautiful sights and, above all, quiet and uncrowded Venice.

Take a look around St Marks...

by zys1

Take a look around St Marks Square.

In New York, every tourist has to visit Times Square. In London, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus vie for the visitor's attention. In Paris, the vacationer is expected to give at least a passing glance to the Place de la Concorde.
The equivalent tourist magnet in Venice is the Piazza San Marco, better known to Anglophones as St. Mark's Square. It differs from its foreign counterparts in two major respects: (1) It's more attractive, and (2) It hasn't been corrupted by the automobile.

The square was laid out in the 11th Century, when its area was divided in half by a canal near the cafi tables in the picture. A century later, the canal was filled in, creating the basic shape that exists today.
A major building project got underway in the 16th Century, and new stone paving replaced the old bricks in the early 1700s. The geometric patterns of Istrian stone add to the illusion of depth, although they've also been used to mark the locations of traders' stalls at various times. (In Venice, a city of traders, art and business have long enjoyed a peaceful coexistence.)

Laundry

by msbrandysue

So, when traveling, sometimes you wish to see how people live but it's just not very evident. However, I was excited to see a very traditional, Italian custom from the gondola ride. Throughout Italy you will still see people hanging their laundry from their windows. I've actually never seen this and was really excited to see how other cultures go about their daily lives. It was very neat :)

Packing List

by kristeng

Small bags easy to get on and off the vaporettos. And you can buy all the fancy gear there. Into linen? This is the place. Good shoes - you'll be walking for hours. And it can rain, but an umbrella is good enough. Travel light is the theme. Ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. But this IS Venice - who sleeps?! Lots of film! Beach gear if you want to visit the outer islands. This is Venice. Dress smartly and you'll be treated smartly. It's as simple as that.

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