Hotels in Venice
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Suites Torre Dell Orologio
Venice 59 yd from city centre
This hotel is set tranquilly in the most fashionable street in Venice, the Mercerie dell'Orologio. It lies...
Relais Piazza San Marco
Venice 66 yd from city centre
This modern, smart luxury hotel is located close to Mark Square, within minutes of the pulsating city centre, which has an...
San Marco Palace
Venice 72 yd from city centre
Centrally situated on romantic Piazza San Marco, this hotel enjoys a location perfect for exploring the fabulous...
Albergo San Marco
Venice 88 yd from city centre
This comfortable, well-equipped hotel lies at the heat of Venice within a short distance of the Doges Palace. There are many...
Royal San Marco
Venice 96 yd from city centre
Enjoying an ideal location in the centre of Venice, this hotel is only a few steps from St. Mark's Square, the Basilica di...
Venice 112 yd from city centre
This traditional and elegant hotel is centrally located in St. Mark's Square, right in the city centre only paces from Campanile....
Ambassador Tre Rose
Venice 119 yd from city centre
Thanks to its ideal location next to St Mark's Square and just steps away from the major tourist attractions...
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Located in north eastern Italy, Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. Spread over 118 islands in the Venetian Lagoon linked by canals and more than 400 bridges, Venice is one of the most unique cities in the world.
Venice was a republic for more than 1,000 years and was a major maritime, commercial, and financial power up to the end of the 17th century, becoming part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. Accordingly, it has a spectacular history and epic grandeur which today it proudly shows off in its grand architecture, landmarks, and cultural heritage.
Parts of the city have World Heritage status and Venice is often described as being the “most romantic city in the world”.
As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, it is not difficult to find cheap hotels in Venice..
Neighbourhoods of Venice
Venice is divided into six districts known as the Sestiere:
- Cannareggio:On the north side of Venice and close to the railway station, the main thoroughfare here is the Fondamenta alla Misericordia.It’s home to some of the best canal side and pavement restaurants and bars in the city. The Jewish Quarter is here too, centred on the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo.
- Castello: A quiet area of the city, the traditional home of the city’s shipbuilding industry as can be seen in the Venice Naval History Museum.
- San Marco: The most visited part of Venice, this district is home to the iconic St. Mark’s Square complete with its multiple expensive cafes and pigeons. Landmarks include the Bell Tower and the Doge’s Palace, and other attractions include the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and various museums.
- Dorsoduro:A large district north of San Marco, Dorsoduro is home to two of the city’s best museums, the Guggenheim Art Collection and the Accademia.
- San Polo:One of the oldest districts, it is connected to San Marco by the world famous Rialto Bridge. The main features here are the remnants of the city’s medieval roots and the huge fish market.
- Santa Croce:Alongside the Grand Canal next to San Polo, Santa Croce is another of the older parts of Venice. It’s home to the oldest parts of the university and Venice’s most expensive restaurants.
What to see and do in Venice
As well as the splendour of the six main districts, the islands of Venice hold their attractions. Visit the islands ofMurano to view the glass making and picturesque Burano known for its colourful houses and lacemaking. A gondola ride is a must-do, but be warned, they are expensive. One of the better but lesser-known museums worth a visit is the Museo della Musica; Vivaldi was born in Venice.
What to eat in Venice
Naturally seafood has a strong presence in Venetian cuisine. Dishes to try include sarde in soar, pickled sardines, baccala mantecato, dried cod mousse, risotto al nero di sepia, squid ink risotto. A favourite local non-fish dish is fegato alla veneziana which is liver and onions. Venetians love their desserts so look out for tiramisu, bussolai(butter biscuits), and fregolotta, a crumbly almond cake,
Typical events and festivals in Venice
The most important event in the Venetian calendar is Carnevale when fancy masks are worn in the two weeks up to Shrove Tuesday. The Venice Biennale arts festival happens in various periods between June and October and includes the Venice Film Festival.An interesting event is the Festa del Redentore which celebrates the end of the plague in 1576 and culminates in spectacular fireworks.
How to move around in Venice
There are road and rail terminals in the north of Venice, but the city is a car-free area and main way to get around is on water or by foot. The main forms of public transport are the water buses known as vaporetti and the traghetti, foot passenger ferries.
The climate in Venice
Venice has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and hot, humid summers. Spring is probably the best time to visit as you’ll have 7 hours of good sunshine in May. September and October visitors also avoid the heat and humidity of July and August. Winter often sees floods, known as the Acqua Alta.