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Belmond Hotel Cipriani  

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Giudecca, 10 - 30133 Venice - Veneto - Italy

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Best Western Hotel Cavalletto E Doge Orseolo  

Best Western Hotel Cavalletto E Doge Orseolo

Piazza San Marco 1107, Venezia, I-30124, Italy

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Best Western Premier Hotel Sant  

Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena

Calle Buccari 10, Venezia, 30132, Italy

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Best Western Albergo San Marco  

Best Western Albergo San Marco

Piazza San Marco 877,, Venezia, I-30124, Italy

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Venice - floating on its calm lagoon with its labyrinth of canals, bridges and narrow streets - is a captivating city facing a new millenium crisis. Visitors still flock in their thousands to see the blend of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture for which Venice is renowned. Splendid palaces (palazzi) and numerous churches are filled with Renaissance art in the form of frescoes, sculptures, paintings and mosaics. Works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Canaletto adorn the walls of galleries, including St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) and the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale).

Defined by the two-mile-long Grand Canal, along which which so many of the city's famous palaces and grand buildings are accessible, Venice has six distinctive districts offering varied persectives on this enchanting city. First-time visitors naturally head directly for 'Europe's finest drawing room,' St Mark's Square, with its wealth of cultural attractions, fine shopping and dining. Beyond the tourist frenzy of San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce are at turns lively and tranquil with the appealing Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio at its heart; by contrast the narrow back streets of residential Canneregio give a feel for residential Venice and there are delightful excursions to be enjoyed to the neighbouring islands of Burano, Murano, Torcello and Lido - where master craftsmen continue the legacy of lace and glass production and Venetians take summer day trips.

Venice has entered the 21st century facing an alarming decline in its population and its landscape - due to a rapidly rising water level - and costly remedial work is now underway to save this world treasure from the encroaching sea. For the time being Venice retains the fragile beauty that gives it such rare distinction amongst world cities.


Venice City Facts
Venice Population: 324,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Italy Population: 57,253,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Venice Area: 457.5 sq km (178 sq miles)
Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
TimeZone: GMT plusone hour
Language: Italian
Telephone Area Code: 041 for Venice, precededby +39 for Italy


Venice Districts
Central Venice has six Sestieri, or districts, with the Grand Canal forming a giant question mark that threads through the city's compact centre. It is easy to get lost amongst the mazy alleyways and inadequate signposting: take a good map.

San Marco: Bustling San Marco is to many Venice's core – historically important in the social, political and religious life of Venice, and containing some of the city's crowning attractions: amongst them glorious Piazza San Marco with the golden Byzantine masterpiece Basilica San Marco and the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, backed by the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). Other highlights in San Marco include the Correr Museum, the recently restored La Fenice opera house, several major theatres and Campo Santo Stefano, home to a leaning campanile and host to summer classical music concerts.

San Polo: San Polo's muddle of streets may make you curse medieval town planners - but the Rialto markets, fine cuisine and historic attractions invariably delight. Facing San Marco across the Grand Canal, this compact district is crammed full of restaurants and bars, making it one of Venice's few districts offering decent late night entertainment, along with Dorsoduro. San Polo has long been the banking and business centre of Venice. It's showpiece attractions are the Rialto Bridge and its nearby fish market, several beautiful churches such as the historic San Giacomo di Rialto and the Campo San Polo - Venice's second largest square. Carlo Goldoni's House, the church of Santa Maria dei Frari and the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi are also well worth a visit.

Dorsoduro: Popular as a base for visitors, residential Dorsoduro is a large district strong on art and restaurants, most attractive on its eastern side near the Grand Canal. Attractions include the unmissable Galleria dell'Accademia,Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice Ca' Foscari university and the Zattere promenade. Other must-sees in Dorsoduro include the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, the Ariani, Ca' Rezzonico Dario and Zenobio Palazzi. Evenings come alive at the café-lined Campo Santa Margherita.

Santa Croce: Occupying north-west Venice, on the south bank of the Grand Canal, Santa Croce serves as a welcome contrast to frenetic San Marco and San Polo: here you have space to roam and soak up authentic Venetian neighbourhood atmosphere. San Croce's historic eastern segment is notable for its fine pizzerias and absorbing churches including San Nicolo da Tolentino, the Fondaco dei Turchi and gothic San Giacomo dell'Orio in the eponymous and attractive square. San Croce also connects travelers to the mainland at Piazzale Roma and houses the impressive Modern Art museum at Ca Pesaro.

Cannaregio: The ancient Jewish Ghetto, beautiful canals and open spaces, and an impressive collection of monastries, churches and palaces characterise the tranquil residential district of Cannaregio. Dominating the Grand Canal's north bank, this authentic Venetian neighbourhood has the outstanding palace of Ca' d'Oro; Tintoretto masterpieces at the beautiful Madonna dell'Orto plus the more prosaic Stazione Ferroviaria transport hub. The Ghetto's Jewish Museum (Museo Ebraico) runs tours which explain the history of the first Jewish ghetto in history, with access to the five synagogues in Campo del Ghetto. A wide range of restaurant cuisine is avaiable on the Fondamenta Misercordia.

Castello: Bordering San Marco's eastern edge, leafy Castello is Venice's largest sestiere that contains several essential Venice attractions including the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), the vast Naval Museum, the churches of La Pietà and San Zaccaria and the former military shipyard of the Republic at Arsenal.





Hotels in Venice, Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Giudecca, 10 - 30133 Venice - Veneto - Italy

At the heart of the city, yet set apart from its busiest squares, this is where the glamour of Italy's dolce vita meets true Venetian style




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Best Western Hotel Cavalletto E Doge Orseolo

Best Western Hotel Cavalletto E Doge Orseolo

Piazza San Marco 1107, Venezia, I-30124, Italy

Best Western Hotel Cavalletto Venice Hotel is the ideal Venice hotel accommodation spot for tourists and business travellers. Offering amenities and services to suit the needs of all travellers, this Best Western Hotel Cavalletto Venice Hotel has become a favourite...




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Best Western Premier Hotel Sant

Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena

Calle Buccari 10, Venezia, 30132, Italy

Description Close to the gardens of the Biennale, this hotel in Venice was formerly an old convent which has been completely restored respecting the original architecture and atmosphere. Elegant and sober furnishings, which perfectly blend...




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Best Western Albergo San Marco

Best Western Albergo San Marco

Piazza San Marco 877,, Venezia, I-30124, Italy

The Best Western Albergo San Marco hotel is brilliantly located within close proximity to Saint Marks Square in the heart of the Venice, Italy....




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Hilton Molino Stucky

Hilton Molino Stucky

Giudecca, 810 - 30133 Venice - Veneto - Italy

Of all Venice hotels, Hilton Molino Stucky is without doubt among the most impressive. Located on the island of Giudecca, and within easy reach of Venice airport by water taxi, Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice is ideal. You might be coming to visit attractions such as the... more
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Hotel Danieli

Hotel Danieli

Castello 4196 - Venice - Italy I-30122

Hotel Description: The Hotel Danieli is a masterfully restored palace synonymous with the splendor and romance of Venice. We are just steps away from the Piazza San Marco and its Basilica as well as legendary sites such as the Doge's Palace... more
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Hotel Gritti Palace

Hotel Gritti Palace

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio - Venice - I-30124 - Italy

Located on the Grand Canal, Starwood Gritti Palace Venice Hotel was built in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti. Blessed with breathtaking views of the Grand Canal and surrounded by a host of... more
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Luna Hotel Baglioni

Luna Hotel Baglioni

San Marco, 1243 - Venice 30124 - Italy

In a beautiful, aristocratic setting, and thanks to significant restoration, the Luna Hotel Baglioni Rome, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, guarantees guests a magical stay with its magnificent ornamentation and beautiful paintings. The stamp of glamour and sophistication... more
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The Westin Europa and Regina

The Westin Europa and Regina

San Marco 2159 Venice Italy 30124

The Westin Europa and Regina Venice Hotel is brilliantly located on the Grand Canal just minutes away from Piazza San Marco. Even though the building was upgraded to add modern... more
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Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth

Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth

Riva Degli Schiavoni, 4110

The Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth, a XIV century palazzo, one of the most exclusive hotels in Venice, is run by the Perkhofer family who can boast of 150 years in the hotelkeeping trade. The interiors, spacious and elegant, have period furnishings and exquisite Murano glass,... more
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Hotel Liassidi Palace

Hotel Liassidi Palace

Castello, Ponte Dei Greci 3405 - 30122 Venice - Veneto - Italy

Newly created from an 600-year-old Italian palazzo, the Liassidi Palace Hotel embraces the future while enjoying a love affair with the past. Soaring ceilings, wrought iron screens, Gothic windows, and marble floors proclaim the grandeur of Venice, while sumptuous furnishings... more
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Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

San Marco 1332 Venice 30124 Italy

Formerly a17th century palace, the remarkable Venice Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal is located only a few steps away from the impressive St Mark's Square. Offering elegant surroundings, Venice Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal is steeped in history. more
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NH Laguna Palace

NH Laguna Palace

Viale Ancona, 2 30172 Venecia Mestre, Italy

DescriptionDirecty connected with the Laguna Palace, the Conference Center is a futuristic auditorium with high and estensive technology. Ideal to cater for any convention or meeting, thanks to its genious modular system (with space enough for 750 people... more
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Sofitel Venice

Sofitel Venice

Santa Croce 245, Giardini Papadopoli, 30135 Venezia, Italy

Description Sofitel Venezia Hotel, located in the land of perfect artistic culture and distinguished history, stands on the Tolentini canal in more
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Starhotels Splendid Suisse

Starhotels Splendid Suisse

San Marco Mercerie, 760,30124 Venice,Italy

Located in the heart of the historical part of Venice, just in the city center. Only a short distance to San Marco Square and the Rialto bridge. The Starhotel Splendid Suisse stands on the banks of the most famous city on water. Reachable by gondola, which can anchor... more
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Torre Dell

Torre Dell'Orologio Suites

San Marco, 202/a Mercerie dell'Orologio 30124 Venezia Italy

Beautiful, luxurious and comfortable, the Torre Dell'Orologio Suites Venice hotel is located in a quiet alleyway of the Mercerie in the heart of Venice. The Torre Dell'Orologio Suites Venice hotel derives its name after the famous "Orologio" clock which... more
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Best Western Biasutti Hotel

Best Western Biasutti Hotel

Viale Dandolo 29, Venezia, I-30126, Italy

Restaurant; buffet breakfast included; lounge; hairdryer in room; laundry and valet services; convention facilities for up to 80 people; baby-sitting service; private beach with extra charge; air conditioning; tennis and golf within 8 kilometres; free parking; pets... more
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Best Western Hotel Ala

Best Western Hotel Ala

San Marco 2494 - Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio, Venezia, I-30124, Italy

Best Western Hotel Ala Venice is a conveniently located tourist haven for business and leisure travellers arriving in San Marco, Italy.... more
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Best Western Hotel Bisanzio

Best Western Hotel Bisanzio

Riva Degli Schiavoni, Calle Della Pieta-3651, Venezia, I-30122, Italy

A traditional Venetian intimate little hotel, located just off one of the city's most majestic waterfront promenades, the Riva Schiavoni, within easy strolling distance of St. Mark's Square and all the sights.The hotel occupies a completely restored 16th century palace,... more
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Best Western Hotel Bologna

Best Western Hotel Bologna

Via Piave 214, Venezia, I-30171, Italy

Best Western Hotel Bologna is in the perfect location to enjoy both Venice and Veneto. Right in front of Venice Mestre railway station, 10 minutes away from the Grand Canal by train, close to highway & airport, private parking , comfortable rooms and suites, surprisingly... more
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Best Western Hotel Montecarlo

Best Western Hotel Montecarlo

Calle Specchiere 463-San Marco, Venezia, 00000, Italy

Located a few steps from San Marco Square, in an antique XVII century palace, the Best Western Hotel Montecarlo is the ideal point to stroll around the most important historical - cultural monuments and shopping areas. The hotel and its famous restaurant "Antico... more
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Best Western Htl Villa Mabapa

Best Western Htl Villa Mabapa

Riviera San Nicolo 16, Venezia, I-30126, Italy

The Best Western Hotel Villa Mabapa is a Villa set in a garden with cedars and butterbush, 300 metres from the beach, 10 minutes by ferry boat from Piazza San Marco, and overlooking the stretch of lagoon, which was the waterway entrance during the period of ?Serenissima?... more
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Holiday Inn Venice Marghera Hotel

Holiday Inn Venice Marghera Hotel

Rotonda Romea 1/2,Marghera - Venice,30175 Italy

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Hotel Ambassador Tre Rose

Hotel Ambassador Tre Rose

Piazza San Marco 905 Calle dei Fabbri 30124 Venezia Italy

Welcome to Venice, the jewel of the Mediterranean. Welcome to the Ambassador Tre Rose Venice hotel. The Ambassador Tre Rose Venice hotel is located in St. Mark's Square, in the heart of Venice. From here travellers can access Venice's main locations. For... more
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Hotel Buon Pesce

Hotel Buon Pesce

Riviera San Nicol, Venice Lido, 30126 Venice, Italy

Hotel IntroductionCharming standard class hotel with 29 rooms, located in a quiet area near St Mark's Square. Our hotel is an ideal place for vacationers as well as for business travelers. One can also enjoy the magical atmosphere of the International Film... more
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Hotel Royal San Marco

Hotel Royal San Marco

848 Venice 30124 Italy

The San Marco Hotels group proposes one of its most romantic hotels to the traveller who is planning a stay in the most beautiful city in the world. The San Marco square is the jewel of Venice and in this jewel is set the Royal San Marco. The hotel... more
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San Marco Palace Suites

San Marco Palace Suites

Piazza San Marco 875 Ponte dei Dai 30124 Venezia Italy

Going to Venice shouldn't mean that you give up all the comfort and familiarity of your home. Come to the San Marco Palace Suites Venice hotel - a traveller's home away from home. The Marco Palace Suites Venice hotel is located in the middle of St. Mark's Square, a melting... more
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Comfort Hotel Diana Venice

Comfort Hotel Diana Venice

San Marco - Calle Specchieri Venice Italy

Housed in a 15th century building in the heart of the city. Completely refurbished, it offers a cozy atmosphere of a Venetian home. Hotel is situated at 100 meters from St. Mark Square. more
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Hotel Cristallo

Hotel Cristallo

Gran Viale S.M.Elisabetta 51, Venice Lido, 30126 Venice, Italy

Hotel IntroductionOccupying three floors and equipped with a lift, the Hotel Cristallo is located in a charming palace dating from the 10th century and boasts the simple and elegant lines of the Renaissance. The internal fittings and furnishings bear the... more
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