The Westin Regina & Europe

The Westin Europe & Regina by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Westin Regina & Europe  |  Venice, Italy  |  One of my stays while visiting Venice, was The Westin Europe and Regina Hotel. Inside the historic the 17 Century palaces that compose the Hotel, guestrooms and suites are nestled in a setting of relaxed luxury. Outside, the artistic and theatre district surround the Hotel; following Calle XXII Marzo, lined with luxury shops, makes a dramatic entrance to Piazza San Marco. Panoramic water views of Venice from San Giorgio island, across to Pinault’s Punta della Dogana, the beautiful S. M. della Salute Church, and beyond. I loved the location of the property, and of course the stunning panoramic views. I think it is a brilliant location and venue for idilic Venetian Weddings. I had not time nor chance to try any of their dinning venues. Chef Alberto Fol transforms the dining experience at Restaurant La Cusina into an exhilarating rediscovery of traditional dishes from the islands and the mainland. Dine indoors year-round in 3 intimate and welcoming dining areas, characteristic in style and rewarding patrons with unparalleled views across the Grand Canal from large windows and doors. I would define this hotel as a superior four stars hotel.  Continue reading The Westin Regina & Europe

Caffe Florian Venice

Caffe Florian Venice by www.carlosmeliablog.comCaffe Florian Venice  |  Venice, Italy  | A must stop and try caffe in Venice, right on Piazza San Marco. I am a huge fan of tea time, and this traditional coffee house delivers premium experiences. Yes I agree, it can be a bit touristy, but if you choose the time of the day to visit, wisely, you will be on your own just like I did. Later on reading and researching, I found my connection to this iconic Venetian coffee house, the Argentinean connection. Caffe Florian was Jorge Luis Borges’ favorite coffee house in VeniceContinue reading Caffe Florian Venice