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Venice, Italy Hotel and Visitor Guide

Venice Area Information

Venice is one of those amazing cities that will surely make you a believer in fairy tales. Cars are not allowed, so the only way to get around the 1, 500-year-old city is by foot or by water. Venice is a city known for its beauty and amazing architectural pieces, so viewing the city on foot or by water will allow you to embrace its magic.

Basilica San Marco

Rialto Bridge



Venice is built on 117 small islands and has approximately 150 canals and 409 bridges of which, only three cross the Grand Canal which is considered the city's "main street". The Grand Canal passes through most of the districts as it twists along the length of Venice from the railway station to San Marco.

Venice's main water way is lined with historic Renaissance palaces and is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti. The vaporetto (water bus) is one of the most amazing methods of getting around Venice; you won't find many public transport routes as unforgettable as these. Then there is the classic, and very romantic, gondola ride or the traghetto which is a commuter gondola that crosses the Grand Canal at strategic points.

Although the city is particularly busy in the spring, especially around Easter, there are many activities to offer travelers year round. One of the best times of year to visit is late March into May, which will yield clear spring days and fewer crowds. September is also excellent in terms of the weather.

The attractions in Venice include many remarkable structures featuring impressive tapestries and paintings from the 5th to 6th century. The city is also known for its magnificent buildings and varied architecture.

If you are looking for upbeat bars and restaurants, head down to the area surrounding Campo di Santa Margarita in San Polo. There you will find Irish pubs, trendy bars, and just plain fun.

Venice, Italy Attractions:

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) - This palace served as the senate house, administrative center, hall of justice, public archive and prison up until the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797.

Campanile di San Marco - originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be brought by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell tower to enjoy incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps.

Venice, Italy Additional Attractions:

  • Palazzo Grassi
  • Ca' d'Oro
  • Ca' Rezzonico
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Fondaco dei Turchi
  • Palazzo Labia
  • Scuola Grande di San Marco
  • Palazzo Malipiero
  • Basilica di San Marco
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
  • Accademia
  • The Arsenal
  • La Fenice opera house
  • La Torre dell'Orologio (St Mark's Clock)

Where to eat in Venice, Italy:

  • Le Bistrot de Venise - Near Piazza San Marco
  • Vino Vino - Near Piazza San Marco
  • Ai Tre Spiedi - In Cannaregio
  • Cantina do Mori - In San Polo

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In Venice. Generally, I head towards the rialto market and eat at various cichetti joints (like tapas) by the market. Montin has ok food but a great local bohemian vibe. Overall, Venice is a tough food town but if you buy a book called L'Osterie d'Italia published by Slow Food you will find some great lesser known restaurants. It is by far and beyond the best guide to restaurants in Italy.

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