Venice Vacations

Decadence should be your middle name. You crave delicate pastries and rich coffee topped with whipped cream and swirled through with dark chocolate. Your opera glasses have traveled with you around the world, spying gilded flourishes and lavish costumes. And your feet, even your feet, adore cobblestone streets and lazy waterfronts lined with rainbow-splashed row houses. Everything you adore is drawing you toward the collection of tiny islands connected via canals and bridges that compose of the most romantic cities in the world. Indeed, everything you adore is drawing you away on a trip to Venice. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a special someone, the ambiance and artistry will see to a stunningly romantic vacation in Venice.

Top Hotels in Venice

As you plan a getaway as grand as the city’s iconic canal, curate a custom Venice vacation package from our array of airfare and guest-loved accommodations:

  • Hotel Canal Grande: As the name suggests, this hotel practically dips its toes in the Grand Canal on the north side of Santa Croce. Walk past and through several historic basilicas, including St. Mark's Basilica, and tread over ornate foot bridges on your way through the city. Back at Hotel Canal Grande, admire Venice from the rooftop terrace and order 24-hour room service whenever risotto strikes your fancy.
  • Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo: With vintage décor and the sight of colorful gondolas right outside your guestroom window, you might think you’ve turned back the centuries. But believe us, this hotel is outfitted with modern amenities, like complimentary wireless Internet, and you’ll only be a short walk or shuttle ride away from San Marco’s elegant and energetic night life, including Teatro San Gallo and St. Mark’s Square.
  • Hotel Excelsior Venice: When you walk through the front doors of Hotel Excelsior, you may have to pinch yourself. Don’t. Savor the royal treatment, from the plush décor and expansive suites to 24-hour room service and private beach access on Lido Island. Wander into the city center, or simply lounge by the beach bar and watch the sun set over the Adriatic Sea.
  • Hotel Metropole: This historic hotel keeps good company with La Pieta, one of the city’s most unmistakable churches, and Museo delle Icone—a collection of the region’s religious symbolism. Relax in the hotel garden, plan your next adventure with complimentary wireless Internet, or leave your fine dining wear with the dry-cleaning services before an evening out.

Major Attractions

The Floating City is home to many bridges and just as many mythologies. Venice vacations wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Palazzo Ducale with a historic prison. Legend has it, criminals taken into custody would turn around for a last glimpse at freedom before being incarcerated, giving the bridge its melancholy name. To acquaint yourself with the city’s saintlier history, visit San Giacomo di Rialto Church, the oldest church in this scenic city, built in the 5th Century and rife with history.

If you desire a bit of shopping, don't skip the Rialto Markets. This plethora of shops provides you with ample options, whether you are searching for sparkling Murano glass, fine art, or an extravagant Venetian mask for your next fabulous event.

Festivals and Events

Speaking of events…like Mardi Gras, Carnevale is a seven-day event held each year in February. Locals and visitors to Venice dress up in elaborate costumes and masks while attending parties, strolling through the streets, or relaxing on a gondola ride through the city's famous canals. If you're an opera fan, September may be the perfect month for your vacation in Venice, Italy. The Opera Festival includes drama and opera, as well as showcasing Italian dancing and music.

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Accommodation in Venice

Travelocity's bookings page has 833 Venice hotels for you to check out while you're planning your trip to this well-loved city.

You might like to start off by taking a look at the style and sophistication of the Ca' Lucatello TownHouse and the Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice. If you want your money to go further, check out the Baglioni Hotel Luna, at San Marco, 1243, or the PalazzinaG, located at San Marco 3247.

Checking in near Rialto Bridge is another great option. Check out the Bauer Il Palazzo, 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away, or the Sina Centurion Palace, just 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away.


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