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Recent Venice reviews

  • Great stay in a wonderful flat !

    "Venice was our last stop on a multi city tour of Italy. While we had booked the apartment 3 months early, I was, like others, nervous wiring a deposit and stressed about what was waiting for us in Venice. Upon our arrival at the train station, I called Cristina, the owner, and from that point on everything was simply amazing !!! I have to agree with every single positive comment made by other reviewers here. I will not repeat all of them, but will try to offer additional insight: - Cristina is a wonderful hostess. Using a little English, Italian and French we were able to communicate. She was very attentive to detail and provided us with shopping / restaurant recommendations and stocked the refrigerator with coffee, juice, milk, water and breakfast pastries. - The apartment is kept exceptionally clean, cozy, well equipped and pride of ownership reigns. - The apartment is NOT in a touristy district. Which makes it great !!! You will live with resident Venetians, walk the side streets and not really run into tourists until you get in the San Marco area. You will feel like you are thousands of miles away from a tourist destination - yet just a short walk away from it all ! - Its a quiet neighborhood and you will get a great night's sleep ! - The apartment is an easy 5 - 10 minute walk to San Marco - however, do expect to get lost - but it's Venice, you're on an island .... how lost can you get ? This is one of the joys of exploring the city !! I would definitely recommend this flat to friends, and should we return to Venice would stay there again ! Thank you Cristina for being such a wonderful host !! Chantal & Denys Ottawa Canada"
    Guest: Denys Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • Beautiful Venice Apartment away from the crush of tourists

    "We arrived by train in Venice and after a short water taxi ride navigated our way to the apartment meeting our host Giorgia onsite. The apartment is on the top floor and gives nice views of the surrounding area and allows for a nice breeze when the windows are opened. We were very pleased to find that the apartment matched the pictures and description exactly. This is a bright modern interior with all of the necessary space and items needed to make your stay in Venice very comfortable. The location is excellent for either walking to the Ste Stae waterbus stop or, as we did exploring Venice on foot. There are a number of decent restaurants, a grocery, fruit and vegetable vendor and café within 1 minutes walk. Giorgia was a great host offering various tips on where to eat and what to do. We also took advantage of her tour service www.haveaglassinvenice.com to visit some of the markets on Venice, neighbouring islands and a spectacular Bacari tour. We had a great time in Venice and would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful apartment."
    Guest: Joe W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Good location, amazing value

    "My wife, four children and I stayed at Casa Stella for four nights and loved it. We would recommend this apartment to almost anyone (I agree with other comments that the stairs may be difficult for those with limited mobility). Venice can be quite expensive but Casa Stella made our trip much more reasonable. Carla, the owner, was fantastic to deal with, replied to our emails quickly and had Ms. Tanya meet us at the train station to take us to the apartment when we arrived. We are sorry we didn't get to meet Carla face to face, she seems delightful. The apartment was located in a quiet neighbourhood, which was important to us, but not far from anything. And there were no surprises, everything in the apartment worked and we had hot water and wifi the entire time. We all had a wonderful time in Venice largely thanks to Casa Stella."
    Guest: Family traveller Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • Perfect in every way!

    "My husband and I stayed in this fabulous apartment to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We found it to be "perfect" in every way. We loved the location, away from the crowds, in a wonderful little neighborhood with grocery store, restaurants and everything we needed. The apartment itself was well equipped, immaculately clean, good strong wifi, and everything you could possibly need to prepare meals which we did each night while we were there. Very comfortable bed. Close to Vapretto stop, just off the beaten "tourist" track. We will definitely try to stay here again when we next visit Venice."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 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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