Venice

Travel Guide
Academy Bridge showing a coastal town, heritage architecture and a river or creek
One of those rare places where time appears to have stood still. Renowned for charming lovers and inspiring artists, all visitors will appreciate its splendour.

Those who have visited this corner of north-eastern Italy tend to sprinkle adjectives into their tales of the Floating City. With so many sights and sounds to behold, the island captivates your senses from the very moment your feet touch the famous streets.

Marvel at jaw-dropping architecture and bask in some of the masterpieces found in the city's wealth of museums and galleries. Quaint boulevards teeming with souvenir shops form a collector’s paradise, and after sipping on some of the best coffee in the country, make your way over arched bridges and through tiny alleyways to explore the city on foot.

You’ll learn to love the absence of road traffic and be soothed by the water lapping in the canals below. You may find yourself transfixed as you watch gondolas and vaporettos (water buses) ferrying passengers over the calm waters. Hop on one of these to take in some of the island’s most iconic buildings, such as the Gothic-inspired palace Ca' d'Oro and the Basilica of St Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute).

The grandRialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is a world-famous landmark, but nothing beats gliding beneath it in a gondola. To explore further afield, hop on a ferry to the irresistible islands of Murano and Burano. These islands offer a tranquil day retreat and are renowned for the lace and glass produced by talented artisans.

Venetians are passionate about their food, and freshly cooked Italian cuisine accompanied by excellent wine, are always best savoured on the restaurant terraces. For classical local dishes, head to one of the traditional osterias (bars that also serve food).

The perfect spot to begin your love affair with Venice is St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), which is where you’ll find two of Venice's most stunning buildings: St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), featuring opulent golden mosaics and elaborate domes inspired by the Byzantine era, and the imposing Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale).

The best time to visit Venice is during spring or autumn—the city gets crowded in summer as temperatures soar. But visitors flock to the city all year round for its innumerable attractions, which provide one of the most romantic backdrops in the world, come rain or shine.

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Where to stay in Venice

Hotel Montecarlo
Hotel Montecarlo
3 out of 5
Calle Specchieri 463 San Marco, Venice, VE, 30124
The price is RM616 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
RM616
per night
8 Mar - 9 Mar
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,036 reviews)
"Very nice room, friendly front desk staff, great breakfast."

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2023

Hotel Montecarlo
Palazzo Veneziano
Palazzo Veneziano
4.5 out of 5
Fondamenta delle Zattere 1413, Venice, 30123
The price is RM864 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar
RM864
per night
12 Mar - 13 Mar
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,015 reviews)
Excellent hotel and location
"We had a lovely few days stay in palazzo veneziano. We were greeted by Marco who kindly also recommended a few places for us to go eat at. The room was beautiful overlooking the small canal that runs alongside the hotel, it was so peaceful. There unfortunately was a lot of noise from the room upstairs ..."

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2023

Palazzo Veneziano
A La Locanda di Orsaria
A La Locanda di Orsaria
3 out of 5
Calle Priuli Dei Cavalletti 103, Cannaregio, Venice, VE, 30121
The price is RM625 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
RM625
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"all good. located behind the St. Lucia Train Station in Venicia. Many shops and restaurants around. Excellent all round. modernized hotel in all aspects. trully excellent 3 star Hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2023

A La Locanda di Orsaria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Hu Venezia Camping in Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE, 30175
Stay at this 3-star campsite in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,953 reviews)
"If you like camp style houses you must book this one , because its so comfortable and beautiful place. location is also good not far from train station"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2022

Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Ca Mariele
Ca Mariele
Calle del Pestrin, 3523, San Marco, Venice, VE, 30124
Stay at this residence in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions Rialto ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (292 reviews)
"Good checkin and ability to sotre bags the next morning a bonus. Good location , , clean and spacious enough for the 3 of us and bonus of 2 bathrooms. However the plaster on the wall in the main bathroom was falling off above the shower. Otherwise great place and would recommend to others to stay ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2023

Ca Mariele
Venice Palace Tintoretto
Venice Palace Tintoretto
San Polo 1291, Venice, Italy, 20123
Stay at this apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and airport pick-up service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
3.8/5 Good! (95 reviews)
"Great location, near the Rialto bridge and San Marco. Also near the Coop location for affordable groceries and water. Place had a kitchen and Living room which made it so comfortable for a family of 5."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2023

Venice Palace Tintoretto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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