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Venice
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Venice

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$638 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
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! (957 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
Palazzo Veneziano
Palazzo Veneziano
4.5 out of 5
Fondamenta delle Zattere 1413, Venice
The price is SG$176 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Dorsoduro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zattere, Grand Canal, and Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Museum and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,243 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
H10 Palazzo Canova
H10 Palazzo Canova
4.5 out of 5
San Polo - Via Riva del Vin 744, Venice, VE
The price is SG$160 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in San Polo, this luxury hotel is steps away from Teatro Goldoni, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. St. Mark's Basilica and St. Mark's Square are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (235 reviews)
reat hotel

"Excellent location. Friendly staff. Very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay and will definitely return to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep,2020

H10 Palazzo Canova
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.

Holiday Rentals in Venice

San Marco Palace - All Suites
San Marco Palace - All Suites
4 out of 5
Piazza San Marco, Ponte dei Dai 875, Venice, VE
The price is SG$205 per night from 29 Mar to 30 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in San Marco, this residence is steps away from Correr Civic Museum, St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica. Grand Canal and Doge's Palace are also ...

4/5Very Good! (620 reviews)

"Excellent room and service. Great location. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug,2020

San Marco Palace - All Suites
Residence Corte Grimani
Residence Corte Grimani
Corte Grimani, S. Marco 4402, (Vicino al Bacino Orseolo), Venice, VE

Located in San Marco, this residence is steps away from Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Correr Civic Museum and La Fenice Opera House. St. Mark's Basilica and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (395 reviews)

"A fantastic location and we loved the suite with a great view of the canals! I hope the recent flooding didn't cause too much damage and I hope they're up and running again! All the staff at the front desk was very helpful and the hotel is only a short (5min) walk to the grand canal and the water ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2019

Residence Corte Grimani
Jolly Camping In Town
Jolly Camping In Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE
The price is SG$35 per night from 25 Mar to 26 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Marghera, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Porto Marghera, Ferretto Square and Municipal Tower of Mestre. Villa Salus Hospital and Auchan ...

3.8/5Good! (1,846 reviews)

"It was in easy reach of Venice and the site was clean and well organised."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug,2020

Jolly Camping In Town
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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