Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jina's Venice Videos: Jina takes you on a tour of Hotel Saturnia

I was living in an enchanted land when I was invited to Venice by La Biennale Arts Festival, especially in my hotel.

(Last week, I took you on a tour of my room at the Hotel Saturnia.)

Wandering through the halls of the Hotel Saturnia was like stepping back in time with all the beautiful artifacts, paintings and furniture.

But it isn’t a stuffy place where you’re afraid to laugh or sink down into the comfortable couches in the drawing rooms and take your shoes off. Everyone is friendly and the staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is a memorable one.

The hotel is a cool, quiet refuge from all the hustle and bustle going on outside in the streets where I could sit in the elegant, comfortable lobby--

--and gather my thoughts before venturing outside and exploring Venice.

Check out the poster above advertising the Dance Festival I participated in while I was in Venice--I was on a panel discussing geisha, Japanese culture and dance.

I also signed copies of Passioni di un geisha (The Blonde Geisha) afterward!

The Hotel Saturnia also has a public room with Internet access if you can’t resist checking your email.

This charming hotel is conveniently located a short walk away from the Piazza San Marco as well as shopping and restaurants. I highly recommend Hotel Saturnia as the place to stay when you’re in Venice.

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Coming up in my next Venice Video: Piazza San Marco and Gondolas


Wynter Daniels said...

Your pictures make me want to go back - the hotel is lovely! Can't wait for the Piazza San Marco. I have a photo of my grandmother there in the 1920's surrounded by the pigeons that still rule the place.

Michelle Polaris said...

I feel like I'm on a trip with these posts. Thank you Jina!

Dalton Diaz said...

I will go there some day. It's on my bucket list.

Jina Bacarr said...

Wynter, the photo of your grandmother from the '20s sounds so cool!! I'm with you--I want to go back to Italy, too!

Jina Bacarr said...

It's my pleasure to share my trip to Venice with you, Michelle. I practically slept with my camera, taking pictures everywhere!!

Jina Bacarr said...

Dalton, Venice is a must! You'll always remember it. The great thing is the city exists in a whimsical place in both the heart and the mind that lingers long after you leave Venice...

Naima Simone said...

That poster! Oh wow! I knew there was a reason I loved Italy! LOL! The hotel is beautiful--that staircase...*sigh* I'm sooo going one day!

Jina Bacarr said...

You're going to love Italy, Naima! It's a sensual experience that sparkles like champagne and is as rich as decadent chocolate truffles.