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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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  • We had a traveling family reunion combining travel to Italy with a cruise. Loved the Villa San Toma

    "We had 8 people in our troupe aging in age from 17 to 90. The Villa San Toma could have accommodated even more people. It is very large with beautiful grounds you could only find in Italy. The neighbors were very welcoming as well. It was convenient to take the train into Venice and we also were able to enjoy the beaches. Everyone loved it."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Very Venetian

    "I hesitate to comment on the directions I received via email from Nina. Frankly, I got lost and it was the start of a beautiful love affair with Venice. If you don't want to get as lost, keep reading. Where she says, go 'over the statute', draw a straight line from where you enter the piazza and find the portal to the next part of the directions on the opposite wall (there was a green neon sign above it when I was there). Do NOT go down either of the walkways at the very end of the square or you will wander around for 45 minutes like I did. Nina's word 'subway' means the mini walkway-bridges over the water. Besides the rocky start, the rest of the stay was fabulous! I loved the location of the place - so close to Rialto and St Mark's but just far enough away that you almost feel like one of the locals. The bed was comfy, the kitchen included olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the counter - a true sign that you're in Italia! All the rest of the quirks to this place are part of it's charm. I'm still trying to decide what "DO NOT BLINK THE GATE" means on the sign on the back of the alleyway gate. (don't change it Nina - it's part of the mystery of Venice!) Which brings me to the lovely landlady Nina. So supportive and thorough. She made it easy to imagine that my first vrbo experience wasn't going to be my last!"
    Guest: Rita K. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 11, 2013
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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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