We have just returned from our trip to Venice/Sorrento. We had a really fantastic time. I really, really appreciate all the help everyone gave me before we left - it is fantastic to have "inside" info before arriving. We took the alilaguna from the airport (in a thunderstorm!!) to San Marco - it was like arriving in a postcard! The weather cleared up and then we walked for miles and miles stopping every 30 secs to take pics - it is just so beautiful!! Our hotel (Star Hotel Splendid) was perfect and in a really good location 5 mins walk to either Rialto or San Marco Piazza. We were really sad to leave after 4 days but our feet needed a rest. For anyone planning a trip to this fantastic city - you will love it!! read the old posts on this forum or ask the experts advice - they really helped give us a perfect trip!! Thank you.