Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019
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Where to Stay in Venice
The choice of where to stay when visiting Venice comes down to the type of neighborhood you prefer. From the tourist hot spots and crowds of San Marco to the less busy but charming Dorsoduro, Venice has six 'sestiere' to choose from.
As you would expect, public transport is on the water with visitors and locals alike happy to hop on and off a vaporetto (water bus), traghetto or the more expensive gondolas to get from place to place. Even if you prefer to explore the birthplace of Marco Polo by foot, chances are you’ll still want to experience the atmosphere by water. If you are thinking of exploring the country outside of Venice there are plenty of car rental options.
San Marco Hotels
No visit to Venice is complete without a trip to San Marco, the small neighborhood that is home to many of Venice’s top attractions. The Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square and Basilica are to hand as are a selection of restaurants and designer stores – but take note that this also means bigger crowds and higher prices.
A true gem in the heart of Venice city center, the five-star Gritti Palace is steeped in history having first opened its doors in the 16th century. Today it is a luxurious hotel option located close to the San Marco where guests can enjoy all of its many amenities while remaining close to Venice’s Santa Lucia station.
Unlike the Gritti Palace, the Hotel Al Cavalieri is relatively new having been built as recently as 2015 and can provide the perfect Venetian base for both business travellers and vacationers.
3. Hotel Canada
As a less expensive hotel option, the Hotel Canada delivers on both price and location. Situated in the heart of Venice, the two-star hotel is a peaceful oasis in an excellent position between the Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge and overlooking the San Lio. One drawback may be the lack of an elevator but this is more than made up for by the excellent location.
Dorsoduro is both peaceful by day and lively at night but also home to some of Venice’s interesting and charming sites.
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani provides a wealth of relaxation options, including an Olympic-size swimming pool and a bouquet of therapies and treatments at its Casanova Beauty & Wellness Center.
Located close to the Basilica of St Mary of Health and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Al Redentore Di Venezia has just eight rooms giving the property a secluded and private ambience.
The hotel is a mere ten-minute water-bus ride from the landmark Piazza San Marco and is a contemporary yet less expensive option with its own pick-up and drop-off station for gondolas and water taxis.
It will come as no surprise that Venice has plenty of accommodation options which you can find using our hotel search engine.
Great food everywhere, highly recommend getting on the water bus and venturing out to various places, the nightlife is also fun too!
Excellent place to visit with friends or as a couple, I went here for two nights, it’s got excellent atmosphere, the food is really good (definitely recommend the fish out there) and good on nightlife too! Picturesque sights too! I went in November and although most of Venice flooded they equip you well with raised deckings and water boots!
I had the best italian food in venice, this city is imagination, i would love to visit it again. walkin in its streets give you the best feelings ever.
You can get a day trip from Medulin (Coach to Pula then fastboat ride to Venice and back). A great day out but an early start and late finish.