Venice, located in north eastern Italy, is comprised of 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. The city hasn't really changed much in the last six hundred years, and this is a significant part of its charm and attraction for visitors. You can step back in time when you enter the city gates, and get a feel for what life was like centuries ago. You can settle into a comfortable Venice hotel, and pretend you are one of the great Italian artists of years gone by. Look out of your windows and you will see many of the famous landmarks that define this city, from St Mark's Basilica, to the La Fenice Theatre. Explore the islands for yourself - book a hotel in Venice with HRS.com
Venice survived many wars of succession and territorial changes throughout history. Despite this, Venice has been an influential artistic and cultural centre in Europe. The city has many museums, most notably, the Academia, which houses works by Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more famous Italian artists. St. Mark's Square, located at the mouth of the Grand Canal, is the central piazza in Venice and many grand hotels of Venice are close by. St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's clock tower, and numerous open-air cafés occupy St. Mark's Square. Explore the main islands such as Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano Island is home to the famous glass makers of Venice. You can watch the artisans crafting beautiful creations in glass. The Lace Museum on Burano is amazing, and definitely a must-see. The open air markets near the Rialto Bridge are a great way for you to experience the Italian street markets, and maybe you will even find a great deal on some fish at the Pescheria. Reserve a hotel in Venice to see this breath-taking city.
Due to Venice's location in a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, you have to do a little planning to make your journey as trouble-free as possible. The Marco Polo Airport is Venice's international airport. It is well connected internationally, and the best option for travel to and from this great historical city. Once you arrive, you can take a shuttle bus to the Alilaguuna water-bus terminal. From there it takes roughly 75 minutes to meander your way into the city. Alternatives include the more expensive but much faster water taxis. Trains arriving from departure points around Europe stop at the Venezia Santa Lucia station on the west side of the city. From here, you can simply walk to your Venice hotel, or you can take a water taxi. Getting around the city after you've settled into your Venice hotel is simple. You really only have two choices, you can walk, or you take a vaporetti (a water bus). Find out for yourself why Venice is so popular, book a hotel in Venice quickly and easily with HRS.