Subject: Re: Venice rentals
Joyce, Most small hotels in Venice will give you breakfast as part of the deal. We stayed at the Hotel Galleria located right on the Grand Canal at the Academia Bridge. It is a small hotel, (10 rooms, I think).

It was a breeze to get to (about 50 steps off the vaporetto stop at the bridge), the price was good (about 100 Euro in November 03) and we remember the coffee for breakfast was the best we have ever had (and we live in Seattle). The walk to San Marco takes about 10 minutes (over the bridge, walk a quarter mile and turn right at Burger King) and we would stay there in a minute if we went back.

You can read a good review of the Galleria at

Their own website is

Have a great time. I am envious. Venice is my favorite city in the world. Try to stay longer if you can.

Jim in Redmond, WA