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VeniceItaly

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.

Where to stay in Venice

Top hotels in Venice

H10 Palazzo Canova
H10 Palazzo Canova
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$134 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
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! (222 reviews)

"Lovely property in a great location just next to lots of shops and restaurants at the Rialto bridge. Hôtel staff very friendly and the hotel is very clean and glam."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug,2020

H10 Palazzo Canova
Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
4 out of 5
Riva Longa, 49, Murano Island, Venice, VE
The price is SG$115 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the heart of Venice, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of San Pietro Martire and Cometa di Vetro. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (984 reviews)

"I am a big fan of this hotel - the location and rooms are excellent. Murano is such a beautiful island - and so much more chilled than Venice. Venice is an easy boat ride away so is still easy to get to and there’s a Vaporetto stop right outside the hotel. My room was spotless and the staff worked ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep,2020

Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
San Marco Mercerie 760, Venice, VE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$101 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in San Marco, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and St. Mark's Basilica. St. Mark's Square and St Mark's Campanile ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)
Great location

"Lovely hotel with really helpful staff right in the centre of Venice. Location was the best thing about this hotel - less than 5 minutes from St Mark's Square."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug,2020

Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
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

Polo's Treasures
Polo's Treasures
The price is SG$158 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in San Polo, this apartment building is steps away from San Cassiano, Grand Canal and Ca' d'Oro Giorgio Franchetti Gallery. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (188 reviews)

"Place is great comfortable and clean. left my passport book with $400 in it. They call me and everything was there. They accommodate me in every request. I would go back there."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov,2019

Polo's Treasures
San Marco Palace - All Suites
San Marco Palace - All Suites
4 out of 5

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
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
The price is SG$79 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Mestre, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Venice, Piazzale Roma and St. Mark's Square. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (329 reviews)

"Very clean, new, modern. Close to train and bus station to Mestre. I'd stay again if I wanted to visit Venice or places close to Mestre."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb,2020

Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
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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Sarita

21 May 2020

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

1/5 - Terrible

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