i am planning a trip to Florence and Venice in April and i need some advice on cheap accomodation and in train.
I will fly to Florence and then take a train to Venice. Which is the most convenient train station to stop in Venice in order to avoid taking a boat for the centre? (There is mestre and s. lucia. Am i right??).
Any accomodation or train advice is welcome.
p.s is florence noisy? Please if you know reccomend a tranquil place...
Thank you all.
If you get off at the Mestre station you're not in Venice. Santa Lucia is right in the city of Venice, Mestre is outside the city before the bridge. There's really no point of getting off at Mestre unless you want to take a water taxi to Venice. Oh and if you have a car, Mestre is where you'd park it before going into Venice (much, much, cheaper)
Search on hostelworld.com for a place called B&B in Venice...
I was there in January and was more than satisfied with it. It isn't right in venice, it is actually in Mestre so if you decide to stay there I would suggest getting off the train at Mestre and taking the bus to the B&B.
Even though it is outside of Venice, there is a bus stop literally right infront of the B&B which has a route that takes you directly into Venice. You can buy a pass that will let you use the bus and waterbus and with this you can travel easily all around Venice and to and from the B&B.
The facilities at the B&B were very, very nice for the price...I believe we paid 20$ per person per night. Linen provided, laundry machines, shower with hot water, free breakfast, kitchen, no curfew, nice rooms/beds and it is right across the road from a Grocery store. And when you are in Venice look for the Devils Forest Pub, great place!
Oh and if you have a car, Mestre is where you'd park it before going into Venice (much, much, cheaper)
What I meant is it's much cheaper to park a car in Mestre than in Venice....hypothetically as you're not driving to Venice