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Recent Venice reviews

  • My favorite!

    "My only regret is that we only stayed here one night! This was my favorite apartment we rented in Italy. The location was great, the apartment was clean and spacious. The air conditioning was much appreciated too. The only negative thing I could possibly say is that the shower drained very, very slowly....maybe needs a little liquid plumber"
    Guest: George C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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  • Ideal location. Enchanting views

    "The spacious apartment is directly accessible by water taxi from the airport.(a huge plus even if you are traveling light).The views of the Grand Canal are addictive. Both the 1 & 2 vaporetto stops are near by plus the canal crossing gondola. The main attractions can also be easily reached on foot. The owner and assistants were available. The owner called from Paris to inquire of any needs or questions. The apartment is well appointed and comfortable. We were very pleased and satisfied with our stay."
    Guest: Donetta J. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • Great Venice get-away

    "Enjoyed a wonderful stay in this quiet, roomy Venice apartment. Linda was extremely thorough with details before the trip (sites to see and recommendations) and during our stay (apartment instructions, recommendations for grocery store, cheese and wine shops etc in the apartment notebook). We especially enjoyed the nice older gentleman running the cheese/meat shop on 1561 Garibaldi, who insisted we take a picture with him on our last day. We brought our empty large water bottles to the wine shop at 1133 Garibaldi where they fill them with local wine of your choice for a few euros. The apartment was spotless and quiet, away from all the craziness of San Marco square. Yet it was within easy walking distance to the square and the vaporetto stops so you could get anywhere quickly. The steps into the apartment are steep but you are rewarded with a nice view and a peaceful stay. We had many more steps in our other apartment in Florence so this was a non-issue for us. We would HIGHLY recommend this property to all our friends and family and hope we get the chance to come again soon!"
    Guest: Thomas & Karen H. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
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  • Great location, very clean, tidy and modern apartment

    "Great apartment on the northern side of Venice - about 25 to 30 minutes walk from St Mark's square. Daniela's friend met us and after showing us the apartment walked with us to show us the nearest shops to buy some groceries. Apartment is very clean, tidy and modern and perfect for us (two couples). There's no door between the bedroom and the living room (where the sofa bed is), just a short corridor. But it certainly shouldn't be an issue for most people. The listing mentions a hot tub but there didn't appear to be one, but perhaps this is an error or it's nearby - wasn't an issue for us. I would thoroughly recommend this place for a stay in Venice if you want to be away from all the tourist crowds, but close enough to enjoy everything."
    Guest: Steve C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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Venice Travel Tips

Getting to Venice

Venice is a well-known European vacation destination located on the northwestern coast of Italy. Known for its waterways and magnificent architecture, it is a city that is easily accessible by land, air and sea. The Marco Polo International Airport is located approximately four miles outside the city center. The airport hosts most major European airlines as well as other international airlines on regularly scheduled daily flights. There are also several low-cost regional European airlines that have frequent flights into Venice.

If traveling from North America or other parts of the world, you may need to route via Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, London or one of the other major European hubs. If you are already in Europe, you may consider driving or traveling by train to Venice. There is good road access with a number of main highways and arterial roads. There is an extensive rail network that links Venice with the rest of Italy and Europe. High-speed intercity trains are a convenient way to travel and often more affordable than flying. Venice is a major European cruise port. Many cruise ships start and end their itineraries in Venice. Others simply stop off for a few days before moving down the coast to other Mediterranean destinations. Smaller private yachts often dock in Venice; if you have your own tender, you can independently explore some of the canals.

Benefits of Staying in Venice Apartments

Venice is the type of city you want to be able to explore at your own pace. There are so many different places of interest, including beautiful churches, canal-side cafés, museums and art galleries. Staying in a vacation home allows you to get a glimpse of the real Venice. Tucked away in side streets, above bakeries or bookshops, the apartments are often quite compact but still comfortable. Furnished in elegant Italian style, it’s like having your own private hotel suite, except it’s more affordable and has a kitchen so you can do your own catering. Shop for groceries at the local store and get freshly baked bread, cheeses and cold meats from the local deli. By the end of your stay, you may never want to leave.

Venice Travel Attractions

It’s difficult to take in all of Venice’s attractions unless you plan an extended stay in the city. There are a number of historic landmarks that are must-sees and some Venetian activities you must do. Most people associate Venice with romantic gondola rides through the canals. While they may seem a little touristy and they are quite expensive, they are still worth every cent, especially if you have that special person sitting next to you. The Piazza San Marco is a place where locals and tourists gather en mass during the warmer summer months. There are a number of expensive cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. The Basilica Di San Marco is a cathedral located just off the square and a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture. It is a place that houses many religious relics plundered during the Crusades. The Grande Canal is Venice’s main waterway. There are ferries and cruises that can take you up its 2.5-mile length. The ferries stop at various points on either side of the canal. There are a number of bridges that cross the canal. The most famous is the Ponte di Rialto which dates back to 1591. For more than two centuries, it was the only pedestrian bridge across the canal. This area houses many shops and food stores, and is great for browsing.

Visitors to Venice

Venice has a romantic reputation because of its beautiful architecture and rich cultural heritage. In truth, anyone who enjoys European history will love Venice. It is a destination that gets very busy in the peak summer months of June and July. If you don’t like crowds, plan your travels in spring or autumn.

Choose from our Venice vacation apartments and make your Italy vacation dream a reality. Go to the opera, take a gondola ride and experience Venice just steps from your holiday apartment rental or villa. VRBO has an extensive selection of Italy villas and vacation rentals, you're sure to find the perfect accommodations for your dream Italy vacation.

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