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A Venice Museum (Venice, Italy)

On grand Canal. A Lot of Music. FUN and amazing location In the main Palace of Doge!!!! A Venice Museum is truly the best hostel in Venice, ideally located in the center, close to everything.On grand Canal.A Lot of Music
FUN and amazing location In the main Palace of Doge!!!!
And great party... [more]
Absolut Venice (Venice, Italy)

absolut is absolutly perfect pleace to stay in venice.5 minutes walk from stationAbsolut Venice is absolutely the best choice for you!
If you are seeking a unique and memorable accommodation for your Venice visit, Absolut Venice is an excellent choice. We look forward to welcoming... [more]
Al Giardino Bed and Breakfast (Venice, Italy)

The Bed and Breakfast "Al Giardino" is located near the Historic Centre of Venice.The Bed and Breakfast "Al Giardino" is located near the Historic Centre of Venice.
All the rooms in our Bed and Breakfast have private bathroom, fresh set of linen, television, air conditioning,... [more]
Al Pozzo B and B (Venice, Italy)

Al Pozzo b&b is located in the heart of Venice, in the sunny San Polo Square. Steps away from the Rialto Bridge. The nearest boat station is San Silvestro stop.Al Pozzo b&b of Florence Boaretto is located in the heart of Venice, in the sunny San Polo Square. Steps away from the Rialto... [more]
All' Arsenale - Giardini Della Biennale (Venice, Italy)

Comfortable apartment in the Venice city centerVery quiet location at 15 min. on foot from San Marco Square, in a particular tipical venetian zone, with the best connections to all the touristic/cultural sites of the city. The proximity to the Biennale of Arts and to the Lido gives the rare... [more]
Apartment San Marco (Venice, Italy)

5 MINUTES FAR FROM... [more]
Art Academy (Venice, Italy)

ART ACADEMYOur beautiful Bed & Breakfast is situated on the first and second floor of a prestigious venetian building in the heart of Venice, just beside the Accademia Galleria where one can admire masterpieces by famous venetian artists such as Tintoretto, Giorgione, Guardi and Carpaccio. It is... [more]
B and B Leonardo (Venice, Italy)

The ideal lodging in the historic centre to visit comfortably the city of VeniceB&B Leonardo is situated in the historic centre of Venice, very close to Cà Rezzonico - Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice.
Thanks to its strategic position and the neighbouring water-bus stop of... [more]
B and B Vecia Venezia (Venice, Italy)

Our B & B is composed of two rooms being 1 and 1 Triple room with shared bathroom. Located in the historical center of Venice, you can reach anywhere in the city with great easeOur B & B is composed of two rooms being 1 and 1 Triple room with shared bathroom.
Located in the historical... [more]
BB San Giacomo Venezia (Venice, Italy)

OLD TOWN!! 5 min. by foot from train and bus station - 10 MIN. BY FOOT TO RIALTO - ECXELLENT AND EASY LOCATION !!THE ROOMS AND BATHROOM:
SINGLE ROOM: It's bright and comfortable, its windows overlook in a typical and very quiet "calle veneziana" (venetian street).
Features:... [more]
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Maybe you expect Venice to be one dazzling, romantic, fairytale-like labyrinth of canals, alleys, picturesque houses and impressive squares and buildings. Well, you are right then. The best thing to do is wander around and get lost for at least a day. Roam the winding streets and the various piazzas and see the melting pot of architectural styles. When you are interested in Venetian painting, you can bathe in the collections of paintings from artists such as Titian and members of the school of Murano. The Galleria di Palazzo Cini, for instance, houses the private art collection of Vittorio Cini, the wealthiest Venetian art collector of this century. His collection includes paintings from the Tuscan Renaissance and the school of Ferrara. Find your own musical inspiration in this city, whether by seeing a Venetian Opera composed by Montiverdi (the Titian of Music), visiting Campo Bandiera e Moro (the birthplace of Vivaldi) or listen to baroque music played (on a 18th century organ) in the Santa Maria Della Favaon at the Sunday mass.

Be like Marco Polo, who was born here (or in Corcula), but instead of defying seas, defy the canals (177) and bridges (400) by gondola. This will introduce you to the dubious character of the water. On the one hand, it contributes to the charm of Venice. Houses had to be built on piles and had to be small and close to one another in order to use the ground as effectively as possible. On the other hand, it was and still is its worst enemy: the fundaments of a lot of buildings are slowly eaten away by the destructive impact of the lasting exposure to water. Motorboats and the disposal of chemical waste in the water increase the decline of this former metropolis which already went down several centimetres. Pessimists believe that, during the next 50 years, Venice will slowly turn into a new Atlantis when radical improvements are not forth-coming.

Central Venice, which consists in total of 118 islands, is divided into six districts or sestiere. This division might make it easier for you to get a grip on the city's structure. Best known to everyone is the sestiere of San Marco. This district is the busiest and the most expensive one. A lot of tourists do not even come outside the boundaries of this district, which houses the main sights. Piazza San Marco will exercise your imagination, the same way it made Napoleon sigh that it was the most beautiful salon of Europe, which deserves to have the sky as its ceiling. Most festivities and celebrations took place here. When entering the piazza from the western side, you will see on your right the Procuratie Nuove (the palace of Procurators) and the Campanile. It took 240 years to build this clock-tower, and former lighthouse, which received its spire not until the late Gothic from the state's architect, Bartomeo Bon. On your left, you will find the old palace of procurators, the Procuratie Vecchie, and the Torro dell'Orologio, also a clock-tower but not as high as the Campanile. Straight on, you will see the Basilica di San Marco. On the right side, you see the palace of the doges, Palazzo Ducale, which leads on to the Piazzetta, the square leading to the Piazza. Ponte dei Sospori, the Bridge of Sighs, links the religious and governmental face to the dark criminal one.

The northern part of Venice is called Cannaregio and is a mixture of hustle and bustle on the one hand and urban relaxation on the other hand. It is said that the world's first Ghetto came into being here. The Jewish population from the city was forced to move here, because it was easier for the Christians to seal off this area in order to prevent Jews from roaming the streets at night. You can find the museum of Jewish history in this district.

On the east, San Marco is bordered by the sestiere of Castello. If the Piazza San Marco would not exist, the Campo San Zanipolo would be the most impressive square in Venice. South of San Marco, across the question-mark formed Canal Grande, lies Dorsoduro. It is a shame that a lot of people do not cross the canal, or rather, do not get out of their gondola, because this area offers great sights of architecture and fine collections of both classical and modern art. The Galleria dell'Accademia is a must!

North of this area is the sestieri of San Polo, closing off the district in between Santa Croce. San Polo is the business and bank zone of Venice. Whenever you feel like shopping, go to the Rialto area which is situated in this district. It is packed with shops full off clothing, shoes, Venetian masks, and other gadgets.

Beyond the central grouping of islands you'll find Lido, Murano, Burano, Torcelli and San Michele. Lido is much more modern than the rest of Venice and is a stark contrast to Venice itself - Piazza San Marco is a 15min. boat shuttle trip. Lido is also and mostly a summer beach resort, separating the Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Architecture is nineteenth century and later (mostly, much later) Automobiles are permitted as are bicycles both of which are banned in the rest of Venice.

Murano is where glass making was moved when it caused one too many fires. It has hundreds of shops and glass factories that sell a wide range of items from really bad modern glass clowns and sailboats to exquisite jewelry made from tiny glass beads. Avoid the tours to Murano which will lock you into the worst shops. Just take the regular Murano Vaporato from the stop just beyond St. Mark's Square. Don't miss the church with its blown glass chandeliers donated by the locals.

Burano is most known for it's lace making (but much of the lace sold is no longer handmade there) and its very colorful buildings. Torcello was the first of the Venitian islands to be inhabited. It's almost uninhabited now but it does have a 12th century church and a great restaurant.

Finally, but not to be missed, is San Michele, the cemetery island. Definately worth some time.


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