Travel to Venice, Italy

A maze of magical waterways

A maze of magical waterways
Stepping onto the island of Venice, you will leave the world as you know it behind. Embracing the flow of the Venetian life-style, where the best way of transport is boat or by foot. A living museum, this city has witnessed the changing world, through the Renaissance and the Baroque. Venture off the main island to the colourful and quaint islands of Murano and Burano. 
A maze of blue lagoons, you will find that here, getting lost amongst these walls is the most exciting game of all!

Suggested stay
2 nights +

Things to do in Venice, Italy


Famous canals of Venice, Italy
Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola.
 
 
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Murano Glass. Venice, Italy
Murano Glass and Burano lace tour
Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano.
 
 
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Basilica di San Marco, located in Venice Italy
Walking Tour & Basilica di San Marco
See all main Venice attractions by foot with this walking tour and visit Basilica di San Marco, a place of wonderful architectural flurry of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque and Renaissance styles.
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Recommended hotels in Venice, Italy


We have carefully selected the following list of hotels, based on ratings, customer reviews, location and price. Choose from three classes:
1. Economy – good quality at a reasonably low price. 2. Comfort – a little extra luxury for a good price. 3. Premium – the finest features for a luxurious stay.

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Hotel Adria
Located within a 10 minute public transportation trip from the historical city center, guests will find the Hotel Adria. Conveniently located just meters from the railway station and different means of public transport, shuttle service is also available from the hotel, to various area of Venice, the hotel is located in a quiet area away from the bustle of Venice city. The hotel provide fully functional and comfortable rooms.

Distance from City Center: 9.9 km

Hotel Marco Polo
The Marco Polo Hotel is located very close to the Venice Marco Polo International Airport and the famous St. Mark’s Square is easy reachable by a water bus, vaporetto, ride away. For travelers who are looking for a quality hotel in the neighboring area of Mestre and just minutes away from Venice center, this is the perfect hotel. The hotel provides elegantly furnished rooms with tile flooring and light wood furniture.

Distance from City Center: 6.7 km

Hotel Filu
Hotel Filu is a recently opened in the wonderful heart of Venice. Situated in a 800’s historic building overlooking the Cannaregio Canal, it makes an excellent starting point for a trip through the city. Guest can charge up with a delicious continental breakfast before heading out and at the end of the day relax in their simple charming, modern and comfortable rooms.

Within the City Center.

 

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Hotel Tritone
The Venice Hotel Tritone is located directly across the road from Venice Mestre Railway and conveniently located close to bus. The attractions of Venice is only 10 minutes from the the hotel. The hotel offers ideal classic or modern accommodation for all types of travelers, business and leisure guests and family.

Distance from City Center: 9.8 km

Best Western Hotel
The Best Western Hotel Bologna is located right across from Mestre railway station and is only a few mintue walk from Venice’s center and its Grand Canal. Just steps away from the hotel, there are a number of attraction where guests can start their sightseeing. These include the villas of Riviera del Brenta and the artistic cities of Padua. The hotel provides two styles of room. The Avant room offers modern, warm and elegance filled with the essential amenities and the Look room offers a more informal contemporary concept.

Within the City Center.

Ari Mori d’Oriente
Overlooking the Tio della Sensa in the Cannaregio district, where guests will find hidden courtyards whisper ancient legends, it the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oreinte. In the city center near the Jewish ghetto and Campo dei Mori, the hotel features rooms with a warm atmosphere of hospitality and tranquaility with elegant touches. a Delightful terrace in front of the hotel overlooks the canal, an ideal place to relax with a book and some cocktails after a long day exploring the corners of Venice.

Within the City Center.

 

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Centurion Palace-Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The Centurion Palace, overlooks the Grand Canal and is next to the Basilica of Siesa of Santa Maria della Salute. Dating back to the 1892, the property seamlessly combines contemporary interiors with original decor, while in a Venetian Gothic facade, once stepping inside, guests will find themselves in a magical ambience blended with luxury. The rooms are decorated in elegant neutral colors, featuring wood beamed ceilings and hardwood flooring. The hotel is ideally located to all attractions of the city.

Within the City Center.

Hotel Metropole
Located in a privileged location, just a few meters from Saint Mark’s Square, Hotel Metropole offers luxurious rooms that features antique furnishings and fine fabrics. The hotel rooms offer views of the Venice lagoon and is decorated in an oriental style. The hotel also features a contemporary restaurant, lounge bar and citrus garden. Guests can be amused by its corridors that are homed to an eclectic collection of antique fans, tapestries and other artifacts.

Within the City Center.

Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa
This 5-star hotel is located on Giudecca Island facing St. Mark’s square, housed in a 16th-century convent. The hotel features a large spa, luxurious gardens and boasts award winning, gourmet Restaurant De Pisis with a beautiful terrace bordering the Grand Canal where guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. A free shuttle connects to Venice’s historic center.

Distance from City Center: 1 km

 

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Map of Venice, Italy


 

More info about Venice, Italy

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At the train station

Venice Santa Lucia is the main train station in Venice.

Services:

  • Left Luggage
  • Banks and Exchanges

For more information, see here.

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Discover Venice

On foot: The best way to move around Venice.

Vaporetto: Main public transport.
Single ride: €7. Passes (if you use this service daily) are also available at ACTV ticket offices.

Traghetto (Gondola service): Popular between locals for journeys across the Grand Canal.

Water Taxi.
Price: € 15 set fare + € 2 per added minute.

Best time to go
All year round!: January – December

Language spoken
Italian.

Venice weather forecast
Check the weather forecast here.

Get a map as soon as you get to the city. The framework of bridges, canals and streets can become a real maze for those who just have arrive in the city.