Destination guide

Ready to fall in love with Venice?

The Metropolitan City of Venice covers a larger area than just the historical city of waterways and gondolas. Spreading up the coast, you can find Metropolitan City of Venice vacation rentals in many of the pretty towns along the Adriatic Coast. If you're getting a little cabin-feverish from the sheer number of travelers that descend upon Piazza San Marco during the summer, try heading out to the quiet town of Caorle for a little peace and quiet, or across the Venetian Lagoon to the little visited Chioggia. That said, first-timers often quickly fall for the city proper, and who would blame them?

Things to do

Eat pasta and enjoy the show in Venice

Ok, so it might be the most popular thing to do, but a wander through the Piazza San Marco to see the palace and basilica is a must, particularly for first-timers. Here, you can pull up a seat for a big bowl of pasta while you watch life in the piazza go by. If you've nabbed yourself a Metropolitan City of Venice vacation rental in the city itself, be sure to explore the 16th-century Jewish Ghetto, considered to be the first in the world. Fast forward to today, and the district is filled with fascinating museums and kosher restaurants.


See Venice on its waterways

If you're lucky enough to have scored a Metropolitan City of Venice vacation rental in the heart of the city, you're not short on things to do. While a 30-minute gondola ride might be the most romantic (albeit wallet-busting) thing to do, you may want to consider ditching it in favor of the new way to travel around the city – paddleboards. Either way, you'll most likely head down the Grand Canal, the main artery that connects the whole of Venice. Get your camera at the ready. You're not going to want to miss this one.


Summer's hottest, but not always best

If you want to escape the hordes of vacationers and nab a bargain on a Metropolitan City of Venice vacation rental to boot, try visiting between September and November. Though the weather won't be quite as warm, and a sweater will almost certainly be needed towards the end of the year, you'll be able to explore the narrow walkways with far fewer people to contend with. Plus, you can score that all-important gondola ride at a knock-down rate. That said, if you want almost guaranteed hot weather, visit between June and August, just be sure to book up your rental early to avoid disappointment.

Natural features

Look to the Venetian Lagoon

While few people come to Venice for the wildlife, if you head out of the maze of walkways and piazzas, there's plenty of fauna inhabiting the network of canals that work their way through the countryside. Many of these end in the Venetian Lagoon and mix with the salt water of the Adriatic Sea to create the ideal habitat. It might only have an average depth of 2 feet, but this doesn't stop the crabs and mussels, nor the cuttlefish and shrimp from residing here. With all this food readily accessible, it's a favorite spot for graceful herons and cormorants.

How to get there

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Venice (VCE-Marco Polo), located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Treviso (TSF), which is 16 mi (25.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Quarto d'Altino Station, Meolo Station and Venice Santa Lucia Station are the main stations in the area. Catch a ride on the metro at Mestre Centro B1 to easily navigate the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Metropolitan City of Venice, IT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 7,441 vacation rentals around Metropolitan City of Venice. From 5,578 condo and apartment rentals to 1,091 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Metropolitan City of Venice?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Metropolitan City of Venice. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Venice: 3,598 vacation rentals
  • Bibione: 3,225 vacation rentals
  • San Marco: 1,356 vacation rentals
  • Cannaregio: 1,372 vacation rentals
  • Caorle: 3,647 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Metropolitan City of Venice! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Metropolitan City of Venice?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Metropolitan City of Venice:

  • Venice: 3,598 rentals
  • Caorle: 3,647 rentals
  • San Michele Al Tagliamento: 3,246 rentals
  • Venice Lido: 2,325 rentals
  • Porto Santa Margherita: 1,454 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Metropolitan City of Venice?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Metropolitan City of Venice are:

  • Venezia Tessera Airport (VCE): 2,928 vacation rentals
  • Pordenone (QAD): 178 vacation rentals
  • Udine (UDN-Campoformido): 178 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Metropolitan City of Venice?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Metropolitan City of Venice. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Mark's Square: 2,965 rentals
  • Rialto Bridge: 2,970 rentals
  • Venice Santa Lucia Station: 2,955 rentals
  • Forte Bazzera: 2,941 rentals
  • Palazzo Venier dei Leoni: 2,962 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Metropolitan City of Venice listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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