Searching for where to stay in Venice, Italy? Book houses in Venice, Italy and explore the romantic city. Built on over 100 small islands in an Adriatic Sea lagoon, the city uses a network of canals rather than roads to get around. Rent Venice apartments and spend your next vacation wandering the Venice canals. Enjoy a charming gondola ride during a romantic weekend getaway staying at a townhouse in Venice along the canals with a view. Cheaper than hotels in Venice, rent apartments in Venice, Italy for personal space and comfort.
Spend a long weekend in an apartment rental in Venice
Rent a holiday flat on the Canal Grande
A proud town arising from the waters of its lagoon, Venice will introduce you to a completely different world where everything speaks of a fluid, unphysical reality on a watery scene. It is made up of ancient palaces and oriental churches across a mystical waterway. It is a city which is precious and fragile like a glass jewel handcrafted in Murano or a lacework embroidered in Torcello. Visit and rent holiday homes on the canals. Find last-minute deals on apartment rental in Venice, Lido or in Giudecca, the best choice for spending a long weekend or holiday in the beautiful Italian city. Book Venice apartments for rent and discover its treasures. Compare top vacation rental websites, including listings from Airbnb Venice, Italy.
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Ride a gondola on the Grand Canal
A good visit to Venice begins from the Grand Canal (or Canal Grande). Book Venice rentals on the canal then take a water taxi, a gondola, or walk through bridges to discover the town. In the past, each important family bragged about having the most beautiful palazzi (palaces) on the Grand Canal. For instance, the exquisite Palazzo Vendramin Caliergi or Ca' d'oro, Palazzo Dario. Rent apartments in Venice and roam the city. Appreciate the beautiful arches of Ponte di Rialto which are architecturally embroidered with marble and white stone.
Look at the art in Pinacoteca dell'Accademia
Head towards the Ponte dell'Accademia and stop in this sestiere (subdivision) to visit the Art Gallery Pinacoteca dell'Accademia. Marvel at paintings and drawings from the 13th-century to the 19th-century which belongs to the stunning collection of Venice Academy of Fine Arts. If you prefer contemporary masterpieces, visit the Guggenheim Collection. It belongs to Peggy Guggenheim, the billionaire mentor of artists who founded the museum and established it within her stunning palace on the Grand Canal.
Explore St Marks Square
Reserve Venice vacation rentals to save money during your vacation and enjoy the jewels of the city. Hop on a gondola or taxiboat and head to Piazza San Marco. On your way admire the huge dome of the Chiesa della Salute and the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore. Stand in wonder at the sight of Piazza San Marco and its jewels: Palazzo Ducale, masterpiece of byzantine art; San Marco cathedral with its oriental Turkish domes inspired by Istanbul churches and oriental art; the Campanile, a huge tower with a pyramid on its roof; and the Torre dei Mori. Napoleon Bonaparte decided to build the Procuratie around Piazza San Marco, elegant marble porches set as an ideal frame to the wonderful square. Enjoy the elegance and rich history by staying at luxury apartments in Venice, Italy.
Have breakfast in a traditional Venetian cafe
Old 18th century historical cafés wait in the piazza for visitors every day for a breakfast, lunch, cup of tea or late night dinner. Staying at Venice, Italy rental apartments for a weekend is an opportunity to visit one of its many restaurants or trattorie which attract visitors from all over the world. You will find everywhere the local glory, fegato alla veneziana con cipolle, a delicious dish of calf liver and fresh onions cooked in plain butter and served on a layer of hot and tasty polenta. Venetian risottos are quite unique. Try the two blockbuster, risi e bisi, a delicious white risotto with peas and squid ink.Have a drink or hot chocolate with panna at the Café Florian where Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Gabriele d'Annunzio and Eleonora Duse had their own tables. Feel the atmosphere of the 18th century penetrate your inner being as if Carlo Goldoni or Giacomo Casanova were sitting next to you.
Visit the Jewish Ghetto
Book rental apartments in Venice and visit the Jewish Ghetto, its museum and synagogues and get to know why this area inspired William Shakespeare for the "Merchant of Venice." Visit the Fenice Theatre which has been repeatedly destroyed by fires and rebuilt-a living symbol of its name, the phoenix, being reborn out of fire. From one calle (street) to the other, visit Venice's 17th century churches and their extravagant baroque architectural features. Stop at Santa Maria dei Frari to admire the masterpieces of venetian painters: Tintoretto, Tiziano Vecellio, Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi, and Veronese. Rent cheap apartments in Venice, Italy and learn about the many artists that have lived and worked in there. Get back through the canals under the Ponte dei Sospiri : the whole Laguna is in front of you and you just have to choose a direction.
Apartment rentals in Murano, Burano and Torcello
Just outside of Venice, rent a vacation home on one of the three islands of the venetian Laguna. Find cheap rentals on the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. Whilst Murano is known worldwide for its unique handcrafted production of glass, Burano and Torcello owe their reputation to the local artisanal, handmade lace and embroidery production. They can easily be reached from Venice by taxiboat, gondola or vaporetto. Rent a holiday house on the Giudecca banks or vacation house rentals in Lido and enjoy Venetian lifestyle.