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Venice Hotels & City Breaks

About Venice

Built on stilts and forming an archipelago of 117 small islands, Venice reposes on a liquid tapestry of calm canals and lazy lagoons 2,5 miles (4km) from Venice's mainland. The city's luminous quality is glimpsed from gliding gondolas and explored on foot through narrow calli, linked to one another by ornate stone bridges. Painted palazzi, Byzantine basilicas and Baroque domes compete with the dove-flocked piazzas that reach the ultramarine waters.
The wealth of Venice is evident in Piazza San Marco and alludes to when the Venetian republic was a dominant mercantile power, trading silks, spices and gemstones carried overland by Bedouin caravans and shipped to Mediterranean ports. Nowadays, modern craft navigate between six ancient sestieri, bearing carefree stowaways to St Mark's Basilica, the Palazzo Ducale and on up the Grand Canal to the Rialto, where palazzi lining unhurried channels display architectural styles spanning five centuries.
Become tempted by Venice's food market below the Rialto Bridge and after having enjoyed a meal head to the shopaholic joys of the Mercerie, which runs between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps cross the short stretch of water that leads to the glass-making island of Murano and the lace and linen enclave of Burano.
Venice Lido is the largest island here and benefits from an 8 mile (13km) long beach, which at the turn of the 19th century, created a premier resort for international aristocrats. Regular vaporetti, exclusive motor launches and public water buses transport visitor to another world in the time it takes to drink a cappuccino. Venice is a permanent carnival, rejoicing in a masked ball in February that swirls visitors into a sensual atmosphere peopled by gallant heroes and bewitching courtesans.

Multi Centre Holidays

Experience the best of both worlds and combine your Venice holiday with another Italian destination. Citalia offer a fantastic range of multi centre holidays, perfect for taking in all that Italy has to offer.

The Highlights

  • The Grand Canal
  • Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square)
  • The Rialto Bridge
  • Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)
  • The Islands of Burano, Torcello & Murano

Pre-bookable Excursions

Please note: Excursions operate seasonally. Some site entrance tickets may be payable locally.

Islands Tour: This boat trip gives you a quick taste of three of Venice's most interesting islands. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the gardens of St Elena and the Lido you'll arrive at Murano, famous throughout the world for its glass making. You will visit one of the factories to see how glass is still traditionally blown. You'll then head to the picturesque island of Burano, made up of brightly coloured fishermen's houses and a small network of canals. The final stop is at the barren island of Torcello, which has only 100 inhabitants and is the home of Venice's first cathedral.
Half Day Excursion from £17 pp

Walking Tour of Venice: An enchanting guided walk around the most important buildings in Venice's centre such as the Basilica, Clock tower and Doge's Palace. From St Mark's square you will go down the back streets to Santa Maria Formosa and to the magnificent church of San Giovanni e Paolo, past Marco Polo's house and along the Mercerie (Venice's main shopping street) back to St Mark's Square. 
1 Hour 30 Mins Excursion from £20 pp

Tour of the Doge's Palace:
A guided tour around the famous Doge's Palace, which brings to life Venice's past. This 14th century building is where the ancient Venetian republic exerted control over the city. The palace encompasses the living quarters of the Doge, government courtrooms and also the prisons where the legendary Casanova was once housed and is linked by the famous Bridge of Sighs.
1 Hour Excursion from £29 pp

The Golden Basilica:
A guided tour of one of the world's most majestic cathedrals. Packed with Venice's treasures your guide will explain the history behind this Byzantine work of art with its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay floors.
This excursion is not available on Sundays or religious local celebration days.
1 Hour Excursion from £17 pp

The Ducal Venice:
Consists of the Walking Tour of Venice plus the Doge's Palace tour booked for the same day.
3 Hour Excursion from £45 pp

Byzantine Venice:
Consists of the Walking Tour of Venice plus the Golden Basilica tour booked for the same day.
This excursion is not available on Sundays or religious local celebration days.
3 Hour Excursion from £34 pp

Inside Venice:
Consists of The Golden Basilica tour plus the Doge's Palace tour booked for the same day.
This excursion is not available on Sundays or religious local celebration days.
2 Hour Excursion from £42 pp

Absolute Venice:
Consists of the Walking Tour of Venice, the Doge's Palace tour plus the Golden Basilica tour booked for the same day.
This excursion is not available on Sundays or religious local celebration days.
Half Day Excursion from £62 pp

Hotels in Venice

Hotel A La Commedia, Venice
Hotel A La Commedia , Venice
Rating: 4
Having been carefully restored, this elegant property is situated in front of the Teatro Goldoni,...
Bauer, Venice
Bauer , Venice
Rating: 5
This famous, contemporarily styled deluxe hotel encompasses the true atmosphere of Venice. When the...
Hotel Bel Sito, Venice
Hotel Bel Sito , Venice
Rating: 3
This simple family-run hotel is housed in a 19th century building that sits in front of the...
Best Western Hotel San Marco, Venice
Best Western Hotel San Marco , Venice
Rating: 3
Housed in a building that dates back to 1807, this 4-storey hotel comprises a total of 56 rooms,...
Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati , Venice
Rating: 4
Hotel Bonvecchiati, a former palazzo superbly located in the heart of Venice alongside the charming...
Hotel Ca Formenta, Venice
Hotel Ca Formenta , Venice
Rating: 3
Close to Piazza San Marco and all that Venice's historic centre has to offer, the charming Hotel Ca...
Hotel Ca Fortuny, Venice
Hotel Ca Fortuny , Venice
Hotel Ca' Fortuny is centrally located close to Saint Mark's Square and the famous Rialto Bridge,...
Ca Sagredo, Venice
Ca Sagredo , Venice
Rating: 5
Set in the heart of Venice, the luxurious Ca' Sagredo has been listed as a National Monument and...
Ca' dei Conti, Venice
Ca' dei Conti , Venice
Rating: 4
Overlooking a Venetian canal, only steps away from St. Mark's Square, this hotel is in the heart of...
Carnival Palace, Venice
Carnival Palace , Venice
Rating: 4
Opened in 2012, this highly elegant boutique hotel is set perfectly in the centre of Venice,...
Hotel Castello, Venice
Hotel Castello , Venice
Rating: 3
Hotel Castello is a superb three star hotel just off St Mark's Square. Welcoming, cosy and...
Centurion Palace, Venice
Centurion Palace , Venice
Rating: 5
In the heart of Venice lies this modern classic; although from the Venetian gothic façade, you can...
Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
Belmond Hotel Cipriani , Venice
Rating: 5
The five star deluxe Belmond Hotel Cipriani is beautifully situated at the tip of Giudecca Island...
Hotel Colombina, Venice
Hotel Colombina , Venice
Rating: 4
With splendid views of the Bridge of Sighs and overlooking a quiet side canal, the centrally...
Commercio e Pellegrino, Venice
Commercio e Pellegrino , Venice
Rating: 3
This city hotel comprises a total of 25 rooms spread over 4 floors of which 24 are double rooms and...
Hotel Danieli, Venice
Hotel Danieli , Venice
Rating: 5
One of the finest hotels in Starwood's Luxury Collection, the world famous Danieli embodies pure...
Hotel Do Pozzi, Venice
Hotel Do Pozzi , Venice
Rating: 3
The Hotel Do Pozzi, a little gem hidden away from the bustle of Venice's city centre, has been...
Dona Palace, Venice
Dona Palace , Venice
Rating: 4
This attractive hotel offers a total of 27 rooms spread over 5 floors. Amongst the hotel facilities...
Hotel Excelsior, Venice
Hotel Excelsior , Venice
Rating: 5
Hotel Excelsior located on the elegant Venice lido, is just a short boat ride from St Marks Square....
Firenze, Venice
Firenze , Venice
Rating: 3
The building dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. In 1853, it underwent a major...
Gabrielli Sandwirth, Venice
Gabrielli Sandwirth , Venice
Rating: 4
Built in 1911, the hotel offers a total of 102 rooms spread over 5 floors, of which 18 are single...
The Gritti Palace, Venice
The Gritti Palace , Venice
Rating: 5
Dating back to 1475 and originally a home belonging to the family of Doge Andrea Gritti,...
Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
Hilton Molino Stucky , Venice
Rating: 5
The Hilton Molino Stucky is one of Venice's most impressive hotels and boasts views along the...
Hotel Kette, Venice
Hotel Kette , Venice
Rating: 4
This stylish and charming property was originally a 16th century palazzo and it enjoys an extremely...
Hotel Locanda La Corte, Venice
Hotel Locanda La Corte , Venice
Rating: 3
This delightfully cosy hotel is housed in a 16th century palazzo, which has been beautifully...
Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, Venice
Hotel Locanda Vivaldi , Venice
Rating: 4
Once the home of composer Antonio Vivaldi, Hotel Locanda Vivaldi occupies an enviable position...
Hotel Londra Palace, Venice
Hotel Londra Palace , Venice
Rating: 4
A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Hotel Londra Palace enjoys a prime location on the Riva...
Hotel Luna Baglioni, Venice
Hotel Luna Baglioni , Venice
Rating: 5
Formerly a home to the Templar Knights, the 12th century Luna Baglioni now ranks amongst Venice's...
Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole , Venice
Rating: 5
A member of the preferred Boutique hotels, the Metropole is a traditional first class hotel, and...
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal , Venice
Rating: 4
The Monaco & Grand Canal is a former 17th century palazzo that has been flawlessly converted...
Hotel Orion, Venice
Hotel Orion , Venice
Rating: 2
Small and friendly, the two star hotel Orion offers comfortable accommodation in a fantastic...
Paganelli, Venice
Paganelli , Venice
Rating: 3
This traditional and elegant 20-room hotel has been run for several generations by the same family...
Hotel San Giorgio, Venice
Hotel San Giorgio , Venice
Rating: 3
The charming Hotel San Giorgio is housed in the wing of an historic Gothic palazzo in the heart of...
Santa Marina, Venice
Santa Marina , Venice
Rating: 4
Formerly an ancient convent, the hotel was originally built in 1500 and was renovated in 2005. It...
Santa Marina - Depandance, Venice
Santa Marina - Depandance , Venice
Rating: 3
Formerly an ancient convent, the hotel was originally built in 1500 and was renovated in 2005. It...
Saturnia & International, Venice
Saturnia & International , Venice
Rating: 4
Since 1908 owned and run by the Family Serandrei, now to the 4th generation, the hotel and its...
Hotel Savoia & Jolanda, Venice
Hotel Savoia & Jolanda , Venice
Rating: 4
The Savoia & Jolanda is beautifully situated on the Riva Degli Schiavoni in an excellent...
Scandinavia, Venice
Scandinavia , Venice
Rating: 3
The amenities of this ancient building include an elegant lobby with a 24-hour reception desk and a...
Starhotels Splendid Venice, Venice
Starhotels Splendid Venice , Venice
Rating: 4
The Starhotels Splendid Venice is conveniently located in the heart of the historical centre,...
Villa Mabapa, Venice
Villa Mabapa , Venice
Rating: 4
A popular hotel located in a tranquil corner of the Lido facing St Mark's Basin, Villa Mabapa is...
Hotel Westin Europa Regina, Venice
Hotel Westin Europa Regina , Venice
Rating: 5
Behind a pale Gothic façade lies the luxurious five star Hotel Westin Europa Regina. Comprised of 5...