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Venice Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Venice?

Getting excited about your trip to Venice? Want some suggestions about what to do and see while you're there? That's where we can help!

If you're visiting Venice, an excursion to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica is almost mandatory. These famous attractions have played an integral part in putting this place on the map, and they're guaranteed to bowl you over!

You're going to be surrounded by noteworthy things to see and do, like Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. If you'd really like to get the most out of your stay, be sure to check out Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile.

Try to imagine the terrific tales hiding within the walls of Ca' Rezzonico as you gaze up at its magnificent facade. There's a fabulous range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Love all things art? Lay your eyes on some thought-provoking works and try to figure out the meaning behind them at Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Still have some time to spare? If you’re looking for some spiritual enlightenment on your getaway, visit Basilica of St Mary of Health. Who knows, you might even find the answers to a couple of life's biggest questions!

What are the most popular activities for a Venice holiday?

A getaway is a wonderful time to chill out and relax. It's also the perfect time to open yourself to new experiences!

Your trip to Venice is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are heaps of activities available, such as:

For a full range of ideas, check out our Venice things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Venice?

After a long day of sightseeing in Venice, have a snooze in one of 725 properties. The greatest luxury getaways and cheap holidays are just the beginning at Expedia.

It's not every week you get to go away, so why not treat yourself to an evening in a deluxe room at The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice (Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio O Zobenigo) or the Bauer Il Palazzo (Sestiere Di San Marco 1413 D)? With five-star service and top-level amenities, you're sure to feel like a movie star! If you'd prefer to spend your hard-earned money on things like hair-raising adventures and rowdy nights out, why not have a look at a few of our budget options? The Ca' Lucatello TownHouse (San Marco 3488) and the Ca Maria Adele (Dorsoduro 111) come recommended.

Rialto Bridge is on the to-do list for almost every visitor to Venice, and staying within easy reach is a smart way to really appreciate it. The Baglioni Hotel Luna can be found just 0.3 miles away. Another popular choice is the PalazzinaG, 0.5 miles away.

Is there an airport in Venice?

Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is the gateway for most travellers heading off on a trip to Venice. It's based 5 miles from the town centre.




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Hotel Abbazia RM347
Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020
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Hotel Abbazia

Hotel Abbazia

Cannaregio, Calle Priuli Cavaletti 68, Venice, VE
     
    4.4 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the train station, down an alley with several good restaurants, and just a bridge walk away from amazing old Venice. We received a free surprise upgrade to a Jacuzzi equipped room, with amazing lighting and bathroom. The complementary breakfast was abundant ...

    Hyatt Centric Murano Venice RM626
    Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020
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    Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

    Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

    Riva Longa, 49, Murano Island, Venice, VE
       
      4.6 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We had a great stay here. My husband , 8 year old daughter and I spent three nights in February. Murano is beautiful and peaceful - plenty of restaurants and it is engaging, with its beautiful glass craft. We were transferred free of charge from the airport to the hotel by boat. The Hyatt also provided ...

      Hotel Papadopoli Venezia MGallery by Sofitel RM804
      Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020
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      Hotel Papadopoli Venezia MGallery by Sofitel

      Hotel Papadopoli Venezia MGallery by Sofitel

      Santa Croce 245, Giardini Papadopoli, Venice, VE
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Perfect location. This is our 3rd time at this hotel.. we will come back a 4th time for sure!!

        Hotel Antiche Figure RM672
        Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020
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        Hotel Antiche Figure

        Hotel Antiche Figure

        Santa Croce 687, Fondamenta S. Simeon Piccolo, Venice, VE
           
          4.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great location and super friendly staff. Will come back again. My daughter loved the place. Thanks!!

          Hilton Molino Stucky Venice RM897
          Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020
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          Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

          Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

          Isola Della Giudecca 810, Venice, VE
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Excellent in every aspect. Amazing food and views. Rooms are elegant and the staff is great. The only bad thing is information. There is no information for transportation using train. If you come from train and dont want to spend a ridiculous amount of Euros for a water taxi take Ferrova C boat 4.1 ...

            Santa Chiara Hotel RM795
            Reviewed on 27 Dec 2019
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            Santa Chiara Hotel

            Santa Chiara Hotel

            Santa Croce 548, Venice, VE
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              It is at a very convenient location. It is right next to the plaza where you can get taxi , shuttle bus for airport and people mover to cruise terminal. It is by the canal and there are many restaurants nearby. It is at high ground and it's not much affected by the big flood in November, 2019 when ...

              Hotel La Calcina RM619
              Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020
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              Hotel La Calcina

              Hotel La Calcina

              Dorsoduro 780, Fondamenta De Le Zattere, Venice, VE
                 
                4.3 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Staff were very friendly. Check in was very efficient. Staff at breakfast were excellent and very helpful and attentive, as were the staff at dinner. A well positioned and lovely hotel which I would have no hesitation in using again

                Hotel Tintoretto RM258
                Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020
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                Hotel Tintoretto

                Hotel Tintoretto

                Santa Fosca 2316, Cannaregio, Venice, VE
                   
                  3.6 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Lovely hotel in Marcuola, an excellent neighbourhood from which to explore Venice. Service was super, including speedy and accurate communications by email before the trip. Seriously: the best level of English and helpfulness ever. The room was in a separate building, and it was large enough for ...

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