Browse through our holiday lettings in the magical city of Venice. If you want a romantic weekend away we have a wonderful selection of bed & breakfasts' and luxury apartments. Or if you are travelling to Venice with your family or friends and you want a bit more space, book one of stylish apartments from wesbites like Tripadvisor, Airbnb and Owners Direct. However bear in mind that Venice is known as the 'City of Water', so it is hard to find any accommodation that is hugely spacious.
Book a holiday rental in the city of canals, romance and pizza
Nowhere on earth is quite like Venice, especially when you escape the streets filled with tourists and head a little off the beaten track. Venice is one of the more expensive European cities however we have a range of short term holiday accommodation to choose from. Just select your dates and how many people you are travelling with and let us do the rest.
The Best Time to Visit Venice
The best months to visit Venice are between September and November when there are less tourists about. The only problem with this time is that the weather is not consistent. For guarenteed beautiful weather then come in Summer months but expect floods of tourists and booked restuarants.
How to get there
Venice is described by some as the most romantic city in the world and fotunately for you it is very easy get to there from the UK. All of the main airlines fly direct to Venice's Marco Polo Airport and it is just a two hour flight from the UK. When you arrive in Venice airport head straight to the mini port which is probably the most beautiful and ‘in-style' way to arrive into Venice. The boat ride from the airport to the city at sunset is the most incredible way to see Venice before even stepping foot on the island. This boat ride will show you all Venice has to offer and there is so much more to this romantic city break than just gondola rides.
If you're arriving by train, the station is centrally located so you can access most areas of Venice by foot. As well as apartments in the centre of Venice, we have many short term apartments in Venice situated close to the train station if you do not want to lug your bags around. Venice is reasonably priced during most of the year, however in the summer it gets much more expensive due to it being high season. Venice itself is made up of a mosaic of over 400 bridges, there are no cars, no buses and no roads.
How to get around in Venice
You have three choices in terms of how to get around Venice; walking, a vaperetto (boat) or the obvious choice- a gondola (be aware, gondolas are pricey!). Nevertheless, it wouldn't be a true Venetian holiday without taking a small trip on one of the famous gondolas - you'll get a 30 minute ride for approx 80 euros per person and after saving on your holiday apartment rental, you'll be able to splash out and have the true Venetian experience!
Vaporetto's are perfect if you've been walking for 8 hours non-stop or you fancy exploring one of the surrounding islands. We we would 100% recommend doing this as there are less people, more colour and some of the most luxurious apartments in Venice! Hop on and off a Vaporetto for just $24 for 12 hours of unlimited rides, $26 for 24 hours, and $33 for 36 hours. They run until late in the evening and till very early morning.
Where to stay in Venice?
Hotels can be extremely expensive because of the limited space in Venice, so holiday apartments are a perfect alternative for ensuring you get a good price for accommodation in a convenient location. We've picked three different areas in Venice that will suit all kinds of travellers, from those who would like to be in the heart of the city to those who like to stay a little bit off the beaten track. There are great value holiday apartment rentals available all over the city.
San Marco, is the heart of Venice and where you'll find the iconic St.Mark's Square, Doge's Palace and the incredible Rialto bridge. If you rent a hotel room or luxury apartment here you will be right in the centre of the action. You can enjoy soaking up the atmosphere with an Aperol Sprtiz in one hand and a gelato in the other, whilst looking at the Rialto Bridge.
Cannaregio is where most of Venice's residents live, it is the ideal place to book a short term holiday letting if you want to get a feel for Venetian culture, and still be within walking distance of all the major attractions. Walking through the streets of Cannaregio feels authentic as your are surrounded by beautiful churches and local children playing. Stay in a self-catering apartment here if you want to escape the tourist hotspots of Venice.
Santa Croce is the main transportation hub of Venice and if you are on a low budget book a homestay or bed and breakfast here. It is only a 20 minute walk into the centre of Venice and it is a great neighborhood to stay in if you want cheaper accommodation or you need to be close to transportation.
What to visit in Venice?
St Mark's Square
St Mark's Square is the most famous piazza in Venice and it is a great place to start your tour of the city. It is surrounded by several ornate buildings framed by beautiful arched walkways. There are a number of significant buildings situated on the square, such as St Mark's Campanile, St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Torre dell'Orologio.
Murano and Burano
If you want to escape the tourists then visit some of the nearby islands of Venice, Murano and Burano are our personal favourites. You can spend hours strolling the local streets full of glass blowers and end up in a authentic italian bar with an Aperol Spritz!
Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica is an incredible bit of architecture that has stood strong since 1092 and it is still regarded as one of the most signficant religious buildings in Northern Italy. It is famous for its examples of Italian Byzantine architecture.
The Canale Grande
If you want to explore Venice's canals then head to Canale Grande, it is the largest in the city and for hundreds of years it has been a hugely important waterway. Enjoy a passeggiata along the canal with a loved one and spend some time marvelling at the beauty of Venice.
Where to eat in Venice?
Venice has some incredible restaurants, desserts and cheap eats, but it also has a fair share of awful tourist traps. So do your research, we would recommend browsing through Trip Advisor before you choose a restaurant.
If you fancy going out, Alle Testiere is situated near Santa Maria Formosa and it only seats 22 people so you need to book quickly. This seafood restaurant bases dishes on what was found in the market that morning. It is roughly 50 euros per person for lunch, so save this for a special occasion!
Somewhere a bit more reasonable and where you'll find all the locals is Bottega ai Promessi Sposi. It's a tricky one to find it's down a little lane near Strada Nuova but once you find it, it won't disappoint. The menu comprising of italian vino, seafood and meat will ensure you have an authentic Italian dinner, definitely worth a visit!