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Recent Venice reviews

  • 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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  • EXcellent apartment

    "Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed here for 4 nights in August 2014. We loved this apartment: it was exactly as advertised. We liked that it was sufficiently far from the centre to have a more local feel, but only 15 minutes walk from San Marco. The apartment is furnished comfortably like a home and had everything we needed. Restaurants, bakeries and stores were close by. Francesca was prompt and helpful. We would certainly stay here again."
    Guest: Donald T. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Excellent location and excellent landlord

    "My wife and I stayed for a week in Paolo's apartment in Venice. The apartment is on the 2d floor(to an Italian it is the 1st floor). Bottom line is that it was only up one flight of stairs to get to get there. The apartment overlooks a very small Venetian canal where small power boats with outboards are tied up next to the sidewalk(fondamenta). During the week that we were there I never saw or heard any boat moving on the canal. The place was exceptionally quiet, which is a definite priority for us. The apt is a short walk from the train station where you arrive in Venice, hence easily accessible even if you are rolling 2 heavy suitcases as we were. There are outdoor fresh am produce and seafood markets on the next canal over if you are so inclined. Our cooking in the apartment was minimal so we didn't take advantage of these markets. The variety of seafood available at the outdoor seafood market was beyond outstanding. There is a vaporetto stop conveniently also on the next canal over, which in light of Venice's sometimes/oftentimes confusing street arrangement was nice. We bought a 7 day vaporetto pass which allows you to hop on and off the vaps at will. This turned out to be an excellent decision. There is also a true supermarket pretty nearby and definitely findable. We used this resource several times for essentials such as tp and wine. The apt is in an old ethnic part of the city, which is a boon for several nearby uncrowded(with the exception of Friday night dinner time) good restaurants. The Cannaregio district seems to be totally residential. We saw no other tourists on our canal or in our building. The apartment is not luxurious, but is very comfortable. Everything in the apartment worked. The front door locks required some jiggling on occasion to open. The main bed(sofa bed), although comfortable enough, could be improved by replacing it with a regular bed that doesn't stick out on the bottom. Paolo was very responsive within hours to any email I sent him. Wireless connection was seamless. Bottom line - great quiet apartment off the beaten tourist track."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 28, 2013
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  • Comfortable Cozy Apartment

    "The apartment was very nice. The location was excellent! It is a 3 story walk up for those faint of heart-- a great work out for others. Sophie is so sweet and helpful. The arrangements were very easy to make. I would stay there again!"
    Guest: Love new Experiences Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 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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