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Venice
Travel Guide

Academy Bridge featuring a river or creek, a coastal town and heritage architecture

One of those rare places where time appears to have stood still. Renowned for charming lovers and inspiring artists, all visitors will appreciate its splendour.

Those who have visited this corner of north-eastern Italy tend to sprinkle adjectives into their tales of the Floating City. With so many sights and sounds to behold, the island captivates your senses from the very moment your feet touch the famous streets.

Marvel at jaw-dropping architecture and bask in some of the masterpieces found in the city's wealth of museums and galleries. Quaint boulevards teeming with souvenir shops form a collector’s paradise, and after sipping on some of the best coffee in the country, make your way over arched bridges and through tiny alleyways to explore the city on foot.

You’ll learn to love the absence of road traffic and be soothed by the water lapping in the canals below. You may find yourself transfixed as you watch gondolas and vaporettos (water buses) ferrying passengers over the calm waters. Hop on one of these to take in some of the island’s most iconic buildings, such as the Gothic-inspired palace Ca' d'Oro and the Basilica of St Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute).

The grandRialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is a world-famous landmark, but nothing beats gliding beneath it in a gondola. To explore further afield, hop on a ferry to the irresistible islands of Murano and Burano. These islands offer a tranquil day retreat and are renowned for the lace and glass produced by talented artisans.

Venetians are passionate about their food, and freshly cooked Italian cuisine accompanied by excellent wine, are always best savoured on the restaurant terraces. For classical local dishes, head to one of the traditional osterias (bars that also serve food).

The perfect spot to begin your love affair with Venice is St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), which is where you’ll find two of Venice's most stunning buildings: St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), featuring opulent golden mosaics and elaborate domes inspired by the Byzantine era, and the imposing Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale).

The best time to visit Venice is during spring or autumn—the city gets crowded in summer as temperatures soar. But visitors flock to the city all year round for its innumerable attractions, which provide one of the most romantic backdrops in the world, come rain or shine.

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Where to stay in Venice

Palazzo Veneziano
Palazzo Veneziano
4.5 out of 5
Fondamenta delle Zattere 1413, Venice
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$168 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Dorsoduro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zattere, Grand Canal, and Peggy Guggenheim Museum. La Fenice Opera House and Ca' Foscari ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,116 reviews)
Great Hotel in Venice
"We spend 4 nights in Venice, nice hotel with friendly staff and very comfortable bed. Next time again , has been great stay."

Reviewed on 8 Oct,2020

Palazzo Veneziano
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
5 out of 5
Riva Degli Schiavoni, 4196, Venice, VE
The price is SG$885 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Venice hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Riva degli Schiavoni, Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace. St. Mark's ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (956 reviews)
Finally made it.
"Amazing location worth trying once just to see all the art that is in this place. Great service and food as well. A bit slow during covid closure but still a great experience."

Reviewed on 6 Nov,2020

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
CHC Continental, BW Premier Collection by Best Western
CHC Continental, BW Premier Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 166, Venice, VE
The price is SG$145 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Cannaregio, this hotel is steps away from Palazzo Labia and Grand Canal. Piazzale Roma and Venetian Ghetto are also within 10 minutes. Venice (XVQ-Santa ...
4/5Very Good! (365 reviews)
"Good place to stay. Very clean. Close to everything."

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2020

CHC Continental, BW Premier Collection by Best Western
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Truly Verona
Truly Verona
Via Ponte Rofiolo 2/A, Verona, VR
The price is SG$106 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Adige River, Verona Arena and Juliet's House. Piazza Bra and Piazza delle ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (290 reviews)
Great apartment in Verona!
"Great property with a balcony in view of the arena! Clean and spacious for families!"

Reviewed on 21 Aug,2020

Truly Verona
Residence Ca' del Lago
Residence Ca' del Lago
Via Gabriele D'Annunzio 193, Torri del Benaco, VR
The price is SG$121 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated on a lake, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museo del Castello Scaligero and Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm. Baia delle Sirene Park is ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (359 reviews)
"Room was comfortablly big for two people. The view of the lake was not the best but there was one. It is within walking distance of the town."

Reviewed on 17 Oct,2019

Residence Ca' del Lago
Residenza Olivo
Residenza Olivo
111 Via Don C. Gnocchi, Garda, Verona
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Al Corno Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Garden of Casa Biasi and Church of San Severo. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"Alles bestens"

Reviewed on 13 Oct,2020

Residenza Olivo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Venice

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Sarita

21 May 2020

Venice is a very beautiful city, best place to do for a baecation

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Verified traveller

26 Apr 2020

Please put your customers first during a global crisis where the cancellation was not the customers fault. It’s disheartening and I would have expected a better service and options. Thank you.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Apr 2020

we love venice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

I will be going back for sure!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

It was excellent. Venice doesn't have to be expensive if you eat where the Venetians eat. Many places were closed or restricted but it was really easy to get around, as Corona virus kept many tourists away.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

Love Venice we were the last tourist from the Uk Before lockdown so most places were closed will return again to finish our tour fantastic city