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About Venice

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Venice has barely changed since its peak in the late 13th century, making it one of the world's most unique and well-preserved cities. Located in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, Venice invites all to explore its network of charming canals and labyrinthine layout of narrow streets, offering a new discovery around every corner.

Surrounding the famous Piazza di San Marco at the city's center, you'll find the increible Basilica of St. Mark, the Doges' Palace (Palazzo Ducale), as well as the columns of San Marco and San Todaro.

Take a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and under the Rialto Bridge, or a water taxi to Murano, world-renowned for its glassmaking. Venice also hosts the oldest film festival in the world, which takes place on the island of Lido di Venezia towards the end of summer. Other cultural highlights include the prestigious Art Biennale exhibition and the annual Carnival, when both locals and visitors hit the streets wearing traditional period costumes and elaborate Venetian masks.

Venice Marco Polo on the mainland area of Mestre is the closest airport to Venice itself, though many low-cost airlines touch down at Treviso Airport, 15 miles away from the city.

Tonight

From $54 per night

Next weekend

From $61 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit November-January
Local currency € 1 = $1.11
Language Italian
Average weekend price $167 per night
Average weekday price $167 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Venice reviews

What other travelers say about Venice

10

Very historical romantic city, friendly people, nice scenery.

March 9, 2020

Very historical romantic city, friendly people, nice scenery. Ideal for sipping on coffee or any other drink and see the world go by. The vaporetto was easy to use and visiting Murano, Burano, Torcello and Lido was worth it.

Daniel
Daniel United Kingdom
10

Venice was fabulous!

March 5, 2020

Venice was fabulous! We suggest that you day trip over to the adjacent islands to visit glass blowing factories in Murano, the lace makers in Burano and the lovely serene garden isle of Torcello. San Marcos square in Venice itself is beautiful, and not to be missed. Take a gondola ride through the ancient canals, and sample the wonderful meals and gelato served in multiple colorful venues that line the cobble stoned narrow streets. We loved every minute of our time in Venice and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Venice is a bucket list "must do" item for every traveller, and a thoroughly enchanting city! We would go there again in a heartbeat!

Anonymous United States of America
8.0

Better restaurants to be found in the back streets rather...

March 3, 2020

Better restaurants to be found in the back streets rather than the central parts. If you can book a private water taxi from the airport it makes it more special. Lots of nice small cicheti bars with great wine. Getting a vaporetto pass makes things a lot easier. Recommend to go in late winter (i.e. early February) when flooding has ended and there are less tourists.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

I loved Venice!

March 1, 2020

I loved Venice! I had never been before and I could have definitely stayed longer. It was FEB and because of Cornonavirus the city was a bit empty and it was perfect for exploring. We walked everywhere and got lost a few times, but the streets are so cute and quaint we didn't mind. I would recommend traveling here in the off season - it's so much more enjoyable. Taking a private boat from the airport for 120 EURO was great. The water taxi to the airport was only 60 EURO, but fun and convenient.

Catherine
Catherine United States of America
10

The further you go from the Grand Canal & St Marks...

February 21, 2020

The further you go from the Grand Canal & St Marks Square, the better the quality of the food, the more reasonable the prices and the fewer the crowds. Venice is not a good place for people with mobility issues: there are hundreds of little bridges, all with steps up and down, so a wheelchair is impractical. Even the water taxis are difficult to get in and out of!

Gina
Gina United Kingdom
10

I found many of the shopkeepers to be extremely rude!

February 17, 2020

I found many of the shopkeepers to be extremely rude! Telling us not to touch stuff when we were not touching anything, insulting a purchase we bought from another store, saying it wasn't authentic and didn't compare to what they had in their store, rude service at the vaporetto when we asked for instructions and rude stage staff in St. Mark's square. In general, I just had a bad impression of the people living there, other than the hotel staff.

Jonelle
Jonelle United States of America

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