Elegant, inimitable, exciting and romantic: this is VENICE, the gem on any tour of Italy where churches, palazzi, ancient bridges, monuments and piazzas confirm its artistic and cultural vitality.
We are proud to offer a wide selection of self-catering apartments in Venice, all of them perfectly located to reach easily the main points of interest like San Marco square with the Basilica, either by foot or by boat along Canal Grande.
Piazza San Marco, with its imposing Campanile Bell Tower, the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale and Museo Correr for the art lovers, is the beating heart of Venice. From here, you can take whatever direction and the calli (Venetian streets) will lead you to enchanting parts of the city. Venice is divided into six zones: Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce.
In Cannaregio we have beautiful one-bedroom apartment for two people right by the water and with enchanting views over Canal Grande. With prime views some two-bedroom apartments that sleeps four people. all of our two-bedroom apartments have self-catering facilities
For larger families and groups of friends, we have superb three-bedroom apartments, some of them with luxury furnishing and prime location.
Finally, we have also on offer Il Palazzetto, which is divided into two self-catering apartments that can be rented separately of together to make an accommodation with four bedrooms and sleeping up to 8 people.
Venice is dotted with campi, historic piazzas with monuments and splendid religious buildings, from which the campi often take their name. The streets are called calli (Italian singular is calle). The Venetians say that the best way to explore their fantastic city is to take any calle and walk with your “nose in the air.”
You can for instance walk over the Bridge of Sighs to enjoy a breathtaking view of the lagoon. Artistic jewels are Santa Maria dei Miracoli and San Zaccaria churches. Continuing a walk through the calli, visitors will come across the Arsenale, for centuries the largest in the world. Constructed in the 12th Century and then expanded along with the city’s important political and commercial development, today it hosts the Biennale.
Venice, named by many a “museum under the sky”, it can be seen in all its glory as one sweeps through the waters of the Canal Grande, the city’s main thoroughfare that begins at the triangular Punta della Dogana, the ancient port of this Marine Republic. Exactly four bridges cross the canal: the Ponte dell’Accademia, the Rialto Bridge (the oldest and most famous of the bridges), Ponte degli Scalzi and Ponte della Costituzione.
For the art lovers, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is not to be missed; located inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, it holds important artworks from the 20th Century. Nearby are other important museums, such as the Galleries of the Accademia and Ca’ Rezzonico.
Around Venice there are more than one hundred small islands. The most popular are San Giorgio Maggiore with masterpieces by Andrea Palladio, Burano, world-famous for its lace, Murano and its glass production and Torcello, one of the oldest human settlements in the area.
CLIMATE AND FOOD
Venice experiences very high humidity, with hot weather in July and August. Temperatures in summer usually range between 30°C to 33°C, dropping in winter to 0°C to 3°C. Due to its location on the Adriatic coast, Venice often experiences thunderstorms and rain showers which, particularly in spring and autumn, tend to cause flooding. Known as the ‘acqua alta’, it is best to pack waterproof shoes or boots to avoid a soaking. April to October is usually the busiest time in Venice, though it is a popular destination all year round. Christmas, Easter, Carnival (in February) and the Venice International Film Festival (in August) are also busy periods, and winter is perhaps the best time to travel to avoid crowds and find better rates on accommodation.Popular dishes include risotto, rice cooked with many different kinds of food, from vegetables to seafood, pork meat or chicken livers. Bigoli (a typical Venetian fresh pasta, similar to a thicker kind of spaghetti), fettuccine (hand-made noodles), ravioli and the similar tortelli (filled with meat, cheese, vegetables or pumpkin) and gnocchi (potatoes-made fresh pasta), are fresh and often hand-made pasta dishes (made of eggs and wheat flour), served together with meat sauce (ragù) often made with duck meat, sometime together with mushrooms or peas, or simply with melted butter.
EVENTS IN VENICE CENTRE
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|Venezia CARNIVAL in VENICE||February or March (according to Easter)||Venice||Celebrations in costumes and masks, entertainment in streets and squares. Music, mimes and fireworks.|
|Venice IL REDENTORE (The Feast of the Redeemer)||Third Sunday in July||Venice||Procession of gondolas commemorating the end of the epidemic of 1575.|
|Venice HISTORICAL REGATTA||First Sunday in September||Venice||Traditional competition between two-oar racing gondolas and procession of ceremonial boats.|