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Where to stay in Venice

If you’re looking to spend a holiday in Venice, you’ve come to the right place. There are 5,375 vacation rentals available all over Venice, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that fits your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation rentals in Venice start at a nightly rate of $10, with 20% of properties priced under $59 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a private apartment near Basilica dei Frari or a retreat close to Ca' Rezzonico, our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. Seeking particular amenities such as a private pool or air conditioning? You can easily filter search results with the click of a button. No matter if you’re travelling on your own, going on a romantic Italian honeymoon, or planning a trip for a group of 10, we can match you with a property that sleeps everyone comfortably. Start planning the trip of a lifetime to Venice with VacationRenter today.

Where Is Venice, Italy?

The City of Canals, The City of Bridges, Queen of the Adriatic — most may simply know it as Venice. The city of Venesia is situated on a collective group of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges, located in the Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay situated between the Brenta and Sile Rivers. Along with Padua and Treviso, the three cities form the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area that is home to a population of over two million people.

What Is Venice, Italy Known For?

Located within the shallow Venetian Lagoon, the city of Venice and the lagoon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned for its beauty, architecture, culture, and artwork, this floating paradise is one of Europe’s most romantic cities and continually ranked as the most beautiful city in the world. Touted as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man” by the New York Times, Venice is a place that is too unforgettable to ignore.

Where to Go in Venice

  • Grand Canal: A maze of epic grandeur, Grand Canal has never been so aptly named. With centuries of stunning Venetian architectural jewels lining the banks, this indescribable waterway is mesmerising even more at night. Like something out of Felini movie, the 50 palazzi and six churches glow even more bright by moonlight, showcasing the ceiling frescos, and grand chandeliers in all its sublimity. Whether you go by your own water taxi or gondola, the extravagance and hedonistic beauty of the Grand Canal is not to be missed.
  • Basilica di San Marco: The most renowned and recognizable building in Venice, Basilica di San Marco — translating to St. Mark’s Basilica — has stood strong and proud since 1092. A masterpiece in all senses of the word, the sublime interiors of this church have been enchanting and mystifying visitors for centuries. With ornate detail, grand sculptures, carefully hand-painted frescos, Byzantine works of art, and a single Titian painting that illuminates the entire basilica, Basilica di San Marco is an absolute must-see.
  • Piazza San Marco: The show-stopping and celestial square of Piazza San Marco is home to several notable examples of Venetian architectural jewels including Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, and Torre dell'Orologio. Surrounded by spectacular sublimity, this famous piazza is definitely worth a visit due to its unforgettable beauty, historical and cultural significance, and powerful aura that communicates the feeling that you are standing somewhere truly special.

Popular Destinations Near Venice

  • Abano and Montegrotto Terme: Located 53 kilometers away from the “City of Canals,” Abano and Montegrotto Terme provides a sanctuary in every meaning of the word. The largest spa hub in Europe, this area is teeming with peaceful spas and numerous relaxing and wellness treats. Break away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and release your tension in this stunning comune, surrounded by calming and placid pools and the Euganean Hills in the background.
  • Chioggia: Nicknamed “Little Venice” in reference to the picturesque canal that flows through it, the tiny coastal town of Chioggia sits peacefully on the Southern tip of Venice’s Lagoon. The perfect epitome of a classic fishing village, Chioggia establishes its own unique differences with the collection of vibrant and colorful houses interspersed amongst the Elysian cluster of extravagant churches and majestically imposing palazzi. The oldest part of the city is a labyrinth of alleys and canals that are spread across several islets, only connected to the mainland by a few streets. Unpretentious but awe-inspiringly beautiful, Chioggia is a peaceful excursion away from the excitement of Venice.

Best Neighborhoods in Venice

  • San Marco: Touristic and expensive, but absolutely unmissable, you are bound to wind up in San Marco if you want to see Venice in all its glory. Boasting many of Venice’s most famous and recognizable sights, the beauty of San Marco cannot be denied. Along with its stunning tourist attractions, San Marco also offers the crème de la crème of retail, with several designer boutiques in close proximity, as well as numerous diverse restaurants, cafes, and bars where you can enjoy your holiday in Italy.
  • Castello: The largest of Venice’s sestieri, as well one of the most local and authentic, Castello retains its true and authentic Italian spirit, whilst still appealing to the most adventurous of tourists. With the stereotypical sights of old women gossiping under windows and children playing soccer in the streets, Castello is the perfect place to experience Venice like a local. With several churches and the Arsenale — the home to the Venetian Biennale — in close proximity, Castello is the place to eat, drink, and walk the streets like a true Veneziano.

Home-types in Venice

Venice has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Venice:

Points of interests in Venice

Venice has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Venice: