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What are the best places to visit in Venice?

Getting excited about your trip to Venice? Want some suggestions about what to do and see while you're there? That's where we can help!

If you're visiting Venice, an excursion to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica is almost mandatory. These famous attractions have played an integral part in putting this place on the map, and they're guaranteed to bowl you over!

You're going to be surrounded by noteworthy things to see and do, like Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. If you'd really like to get the most out of your stay, be sure to check out Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile.

Try to imagine the terrific tales hiding within the walls of Ca' Rezzonico as you gaze up at its magnificent facade. There's a fabulous range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Love all things art? Lay your eyes on some thought-provoking works and try to figure out the meaning behind them at Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Still have some time to spare? If you’re looking for some spiritual enlightenment on your getaway, visit Basilica of St Mary of Health. Who knows, you might even find the answers to a couple of life's biggest questions!

What are the most popular activities for a Venice holiday?

A getaway is a wonderful time to chill out and relax. It's also the perfect time to open yourself to new experiences!

Your trip to Venice is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are heaps of activities available, such as:

For a full range of ideas, check out our Venice things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Venice?

After a long day of sightseeing in Venice, have a snooze in one of 725 properties. The greatest luxury getaways and cheap vacations are just the beginning at Expedia.

It's not every week you get to go away, so why not treat yourself to an evening in a deluxe room at The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice (Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio O Zobenigo) or the Bauer Il Palazzo (Sestiere Di San Marco 1413 D)? With five-star service and top-level amenities, you're sure to feel like a movie star! If you'd prefer to spend your hard-earned money on things like hair-raising adventures and rowdy nights out, why not have a look at a few of our budget options? The Ca' Lucatello TownHouse (San Marco 3488) and the Ca Maria Adele (Dorsoduro 111) come recommended.

Rialto Bridge is on the to-do list for almost every visitor to Venice, and staying within easy reach is a smart way to really appreciate it. The Baglioni Hotel Luna can be found just 0.3 miles away. Another popular choice is the PalazzinaG, 0.5 miles away.

Is there an airport in Venice?

Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is the gateway for most travelers heading off on a trip to Venice. It's based 5 miles from the town center.




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H10 Palazzo Canova ¥14,284
Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020
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H10 Palazzo Canova

H10 Palazzo Canova

San Polo - Via Riva del Vin 744, Venice, VE
     
    4.8 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The room was absolutely stunning. I forgot the exact name of the room: something like "junior suite rialto". 2 of the walls are all windows looking at the Grand Canal. It was very beautiful. The breakfast is great with a great service. The rooftop bar was very nice too with blankets and a great view ...

    Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione ¥16,481
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020
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    Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione

    Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione

    San Marco Mercerie 760, Venice, VE
       
      4.6 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Location was great on canal. Nice hotel, rooms are small.

      Hotel Savoia & Jolanda ¥10,698
      Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020
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      Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

      Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

      Riva Degli Schiavoni 4187, Venice, VE
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        I loved the location, the beds were comfortable, and they gave us a nice upgrade at check-in

        Hotel Montecarlo ¥9,592
        Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020
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        Hotel Montecarlo

        Hotel Montecarlo

        Calle Specchieri 463 San Marco, Venice, VE
           
          4.5 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This is a great location right off San Marco Palazzo. Afternoon tea is a special treat.

          AO Hotel Venezia Mestre ¥4,143
          Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
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          AO Hotel Venezia Mestre

          AO Hotel Venezia Mestre

          Via Ca‘ Marcello 19, Mestre, VE
             
            4.0 of 5
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This website listed an incorrect value for the local tourist tax.

            Bellini ¥11,976
            Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020
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            Bellini

            Bellini

            Rio Tera Lista di Spagna, 116/A, Venice, Venice
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great views, location could not be beat! Loved having a clean bathtub, big room, comfortable bed

              Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
              Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
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              Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

              Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

              Riva Longa, 49, Murano Island, Venice, VE
                 
                4.6 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                We had a great stay here. My husband , 8 year old daughter and I spent three nights in February. Murano is beautiful and peaceful - plenty of restaurants and it is engaging, with its beautiful glass craft. We were transferred free of charge from the airport to the hotel by boat. The Hyatt also provided ...

                NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci ¥18,871
                Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020
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                NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci

                NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci

                San Marco. Corte dell'Albero 3878/A, Venice, VE
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Absolutely Fab hotel! The staff were so helpful! Great food, coffee and Tea.

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