This interesting and romantic sanctuary is so popular with tourists, that Venice accommodation has developed to include a stead range of options for all sorts of preferences and budgets. The city is made up of different boroughs, each containing a respectable collection of islands.
Visitors will fall in love with the richly cultural and historic city, finding a fascinating and quaint attraction with almost every moment in this beautiful city. There are amazing landmarks outdoor sights, piazzas, bridges, canals and old churches that are over a thousand years old.
Things to see
The Saint Mark’s Basilica, found on Piazza San Marco is a major highlight for any visitor of Venice, especially if it’s your first time. The symbol of the Basilica is a masterpiece of the Greek Hellenistic sculpture: the famous gilded bronze horses. When inside, set your curious gaze on priceless treasures and secret places that add further intrigue to this already mesmerizing structure.
Fans of fresh local produce will love the Rialto day market, where venetian locals and visitors frequent, looking for fruits, fish, meats and all others sorts of products. Nearby is the iconic Rialto Bridge that has hundreds of years of history, making itself an absolute must for photographers and culture lovers to visit.
Hotels in Venice
Though a historic city, the public transportation here is pretty decent so finding the right location isn’t as pressing as one might think. A hotel near Venice’s train stations would be good enough and it’s just a matter of enjoying the sights while getting from one point to another. The accommodation scene is pretty varied though rather expensive. Use our site to find hotel deals that can help with the budget where needed. Options here include B&Bs, Guesthouses, Camp sites, decently-equipped hostels and decadently equipped hotels.
Where to stay
San Marco, the heart of Venice, is a great choice for tourists on a first time visit. Most of the attractions and sights can be found in this neighborhood, including St Mark’s Basilica and the Correr Museum. There are also loads of cafes, some of which are accompanied with live music, creating a great atmosphere for just relaxing and people watching.
San Polo is the neighborhood just across from San Marco, connected by the Rialto Bridge which is itself an icon of the city. San Polo is one of the oldest parts of Venice, featuring the Venice fish market and open-air vegetable market, along with reputable restaurants that serve some of the best foods around the region. Though equipped with fewer hotels, the prices are more affordable.
How to get to Venice
The closest airport is Marco Polo Airport, and visitors can take a city or shuttle bus into the city areas. If you’re coming in by train, Venezia Santa Lucia train station on the west side is the station you look out for. From there, you can take water buses or water taxis can bring you to your hotel. Walking is also an option as long as you know your directions.