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The Floating City is as romantic as it gets, with its gondolas, serenaders, dazzling palazzos and churches, and almost timeless feel.

Walk on the cobblestone streets and arched bridges of this pedestrian-friendly island city in northeastern Italy and let your senses guide you. Hear the water lap against the gondolas in the canals. Breathe in the aroma of fresh Italian food and taste quality wine on the restaurant terraces. Feel the sun warm your skin as you wander through St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) and listen to street musicians perform serenades to lovers.

Even in the cooler winter months, Venice is bustling. Summer days can get hot and crowded, while autumn and spring are usually the most pleasant times to visit. It is easy to visit all premier attractions in just a few days. St. Mark’s Square is magnificent and a good place to start. Two of Venice’s most spectacular buildings, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) and the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), rub shoulders at the east end of the square. Find the best example of Venice’s Byzantine influence in the basilica, with its ornate golden mosaics and elaborate domes. The palace impresses with ostentatious displays of wealth and power.

The S-shaped Grand Canal brings you to most attractions. You could spend hours just watching gondolas and vaporettos (water buses), or hop on one yourself for a romantic boat ride. Glide past buildings such as the Gothic-style palace Ca’ d’Oro, the Basilica of St. Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) and beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). Stop for a plate of risi e bise (rice and peas) at a traditional osterie (a bar serving food).

Don’t miss treasures such as the Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a 15th-century marble church. Take a ferry ride to the islands of Murano and Burano. Both are known for their artisans who work with glass and lace respectively. The islands make for a peaceful day trip away from the chaotic but irresistible heart of Venice.

Savor your days in the Floating City and enjoy the Italian passion for food, romance and style.

Where to stay in Venice

San Marco, Venice, Veneto, Italy

San Marco

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,933 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of San Marco is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out La Fenice Opera House and St. Mark's Square.

San Marco
Venetian Ghetto showing boating, a coastal town and heritage architecture


4.5/5Wonderful!(1,000 area reviews)

Travelers to Cannaregio praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Grand Canal and Venetian Ghetto.

Castello featuring heritage architecture and a river or creek


4.5/5Wonderful!(666 area reviews)

Castello is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Giardini della Biennale and Venetian Arsenal.

Dorsoduro showing a river or creek and a bridge


4.5/5Wonderful!(423 area reviews)

The ample dining options and fascinating museums are top of the list for many visitors to Dorsoduro. A stop by Grand Canal or Peggy Guggenheim Museum might round out your trip.

San Polo featuring heritage architecture and a bay or harbor

San Polo

4.5/5Wonderful!(302 area reviews)

San Polo is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Grand Canal or Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

San Polo

Top Hotels in Venice

H10 Palazzo Canova
H10 Palazzo Canova
4.5 out of 5
San Polo - Via Riva del Vin 744, Venice, VE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,329 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Located in San Polo, this luxury hotel is steps from Teatro Goldoni, Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge. St. Mark's Basilica and St. Mark's Square are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)

"Lovely property in a great location just next to lots of shops and restaurants at the Rialto bridge. Hôtel staff very friendly and the hotel is very clean and glam."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/23

H10 Palazzo Canova
Hotel Saturnia & International
Hotel Saturnia & International
4.5 out of 5
San Marco 2398 - Via XXII Marzo, Venice, VE
The price is NT$3,842 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Located in San Marco, this luxury hotel is steps from Santa Maria del Giglio, La Fenice Opera House, and Grand Canal. St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)

"Staff are very polite and friendly and do that extra little bit to make your stay enjoyable Will help you whenever they cay"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/17

Hotel Saturnia & International
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
5 out of 5
Isola Della Giudecca 810, Venice, VE

Located in the heart of Venice, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Canal, Casa dei Tre Oci, and La Fenice Opera House. St. Mark's Square and San ...

4.2/5Excellent! (960 reviews)

"What an amazing awesome hotel - once you navigate how to get to the hotel, it’s great."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/19

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
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.

Vacation Rentals in Venice

Ca' Foscolo Residence
Ca' Foscolo Residence
Castello 5526 - Campo De La Fava, Venice, VE
The price is NT$2,444 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

This family-friendly Venice residence is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Rialto Bridge, Teatro Goldoni, and St. Mark's Square. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (601 reviews)
Enjoyable Stay

"We really enjoyed our stay, we had an apartment for 4 adults on the ground floor with views of the canals. Breakfast and coffee were included which was a lovely touch. The area was quiet and safe and very close to restaurants and bars etc. We were also able to check-in early. Would recommend and ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/3

Ca' Foscolo Residence
San Marco Suite 755
San Marco Suite 755
Calle Regina 755, Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia
The price is NT$4,294 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in San Marco, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Mark's Square, Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge. Bridge of Sighs and La Fenice Opera ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (63 reviews)

"Very modern place to stay with safe and easy access. The kitchen has all you need to cook and enough space to sit comfortable to eat."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/30

San Marco Suite 755
Jolly Camping In Town
Jolly Camping In Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE

Located in Marghera, this campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Porto Marghera, Ferretto Square, and Municipal Tower of Mestre. Villa Salus Hospital and Auchan ...

3.8/5Good! (1,841 reviews)

"It was in easy reach of Venice and the site was clean and well organised."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/13

Jolly Camping In Town
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.

Popular places to visit in Venice

Reviews of Venice


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 70.21040974529346%
4 - Good
4 - Good 24.944629014396455%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 3.7929125138427464%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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3/5 - Okay


Apr 2, 2020

Venice is a very old town.You have to walk a lot! Water taxis are expensive and water buses can be a bit pricy too, but doable. Great location for pictures! I loved the gondola rides!! Great shopping! Lots of highend stores like Chanel, Louis V, etc

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 27, 2020

Lovely place to stay and visit. It's one of our favorite places in Italy.

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 21, 2020

i love venice and would love the opportunity to travel there a third time!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

Venice has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 6, 2020

Beautiful... architecture is gorgeous!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

it was a quiet stay, few tourists were but i enjoyed it. felt like i had venice to myself 

Cities near Venice



Burano showing a river or creek and heritage architecture