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Accommodation in Venice - Travel Guide
Where to stay in Venice.
Venice is by far one of the most unusual cities in the world and is considered one of the most romantic cities in all of Europe. It's no wonder so many tourists flock to holiday apartments in Venice each year. You will discover many apartments in Venice in distinct areas of the Lagoon City from the artsy, student hot spot in Dorsoduro to grand villas in Venice Rialto. There are also many affordable studio or multi-room apartments if your travelling group consists of a large number. Beach lovers should check out holiday apartments in Venice Lido. House trip will find your perfect Venice apartment.
When to go to Venice
Holiday apartments in Venice are a fine choice any time of year because the climate is quite temperate. When you book cottages in Venice during winter months, you'll find the city least crowded with tourists. One of the most exciting times to visit Venice is during Carnevale, a celebration of revelry preceding Lent. The months of September and October are considered by many the best time of year to visit Venice. This is a particularly busy time of year, so reserve your holiday apartment in Venice as soon as possible. If visiting during the annual Venice International Film Festival, arrive knowing this is one of the busiest times of year in this enchanting city.
Getting to and around Venice
If you fly to Venice you will probably arrive at Aeroporto Marco Polo, located north of the city on the mainland. There is a shuttle boat that will provide you transportation to the heart of Venice. Once in the heart of the city it will be extremely easy to find transportation to your holiday apartment in Venice. Many of the streets in Venice are canals, which makes travelling through the city easy by motorboat, water taxi or taking a famous gondola ride. The main canal in Venice is called the Grand Canal, where many of the most extravagant villas in Venice are located.
Venice is by far one of the most unusual cities in the world considering that it is mostly built on an island and the most popular mode of transportation is by gondola or water taxi. Use your holiday apartment in Venice as a home base to explore this fascinating lagoon city.
The Grand Canal is truly grand, lined by historic palazzos built in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. After settling into your holiday apartment in Venice, one of the main areas you'll want to visit is San Marco, the historic centre where you'll find the Campanile and St. Mark's Basilica. You will also want to visit the Ca'd'Oro which translates to House of Gold. It was aptly named this as the walls are covered with a gold gilding.
If you're feeling peckish after feeding the pigeons in San Marco Square, you will find some of the greatest cuisine in all of Europe including many pasta dishes as well as fresh fish and other local delicacies. There are many food markets located throughout the city if you are dining in at your holiday apartment in Venice, but if not you should plan to dine at one of the many restaurants offering outdoor dining al fresco. There are many cafes that offer snacks and a quick drink while enjoying live music.
When you stay in a Venice apartment, you'll have ample opportunity to visit some of the world's most spectacular museums and cultural venues. Art fans can explore many art museums offering paintings from the 14th century to today. One of the most famous is the Peggy Guggenheim collection, a wonderful collection of works from contemporary painters and sculptors that is considered one of the greatest in the world. In the evening, attend the theatre for a musical presentation from an Italian playwright or a live musical performance before turning in for the night in your cottage in Venice.
Leave your holiday apartment in Venice for a night out on the town. You'll discover many bars and dance clubs all over the city, particularly on the island of Lido near the beaches. Most of the clubs come alive with dance music in the evenings and they are open well into the early morning hours. If you enjoy gambling you can also head to the Venice casino.
Shopping in Venice is considered some of the greatest in the world for designer fashions and leather products. Venetian glass and lace are known all over the world as some of the finest. Having a holiday apartment in Venice after a long day of sightseeing and shopping will be a welcome respite.
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