Backstory: I never dreamed when I wrote The Japanese Art of Sex: How to tease, seduce and pleasure the samurai in your bedroom, I would be speaking about geisha and performing Japanese dance at La Biennale in Venice, Italy, the oldest and most prestigious cultural arts festival in the world. I also had the opportunity to sign copies of my Harlequin Spice novel, The Blonde Geisha, in Italian: Passioni di una Geisha. Come to Venice with me as I explore the city in my video series: Jina’s Excellent Adventure in Venice, Italy.
Today’s Venice Video Episode: I take you on a tour of my room at the Hotel Saturnia
I so enjoyed the Hotel Saturnia. The elegant room with its own frig, built-in plasma TV and shower in the bath that cascades out of the ceiling like a waterfall. (You’ll see it in the video). I had a lovely view of the courtyard and in the mornings I could hear the church bells and the birds singing in tandem. Charming.
The food was outstanding. Every morning until 10:30 a.m. they have a buffet breakfast included with the room that features delicious, fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, croissants, rolls, fresh fruit, cakes, orange juice and coffee. You need such hearty fare to get you going because in Venice you walk everywhere.
The hotel staff speaks English and is committed to making your stay comfortable. Housekeeping is there when you need them and everyone always has a smile and “Buongiorno” for you everywhere you go in the hotel. I highly recommend Hotel Saturnia and intend to return…
Coming up in my next Venice video: I take you on a personal tour of the elegant Hotel Saturnia
February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”