St. Mark’s Square hotels
Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s’ Square) is the most famous place in Venice. Attractions are the Basilica, Campanile Tower, Doge’s Palace, Clocktower and the Correr Museum. Three star Antico Panada (5344 reviews, 7.1) has a great location and reasonable prices. Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo (3432 reviews, 7.9) has a breakfast room overlooking the Grand Canal. The guest rooms are furnished in Venetian style. Three star Best Western Montecarlo (2571 reviews, 8.6) is 50m from St. Mark’s Square. The property has double- and twin rooms but also apartments with two- and three bedrooms. Four star Hotel Concordia overlooks Saint Mark’s Square. The property has fabulous reviews (8.8).
Update 2019 – entrance fee Venice
From today (may 1, 2019) day-trippers have to pay 3 euros to enter Venice. 28 million visitors came last year. This entrance fee will be increased to 10 euros in the coming years.
Hotels Grand Canal & Rialto Bridge
Four star Hotel Pesaro Palace (2810 reviews, 8.7) is on the Grand Canal and next to the Ca’ d’Oro water bus stop. To St. Mark’s Square is a 15-minute walk. The 4-star NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci (1696 reviews, 9.1) has a great location. It’s overlooks the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. Standing next to the Rialto Bridge is 4-star Hotel Rialto. The terrace has beautiful views on the bridge and passing boats on the Grand Canal.
Venice is a favourite tourist destination in Europe. Top attractions are: the Grand Canal, St. Mark Square, the Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. The Mestre district is on the mainland. A bridge called ‘Ponte della Liberta’ connects the mainland with Venice. At the end of the bridge is the Santa Lucia train station. Closeby is Piazzale Roma: a square with the bus station, taxi’s and car parking. Large car terminals are also on Tronchetto. The historic city of Venice is car free.
Venice has 2 airports. The main airport is ‘Marco Polo’. This airport is connected to the centre of Venice by scheduled bus services. Travel time is 20 minutes: fare is €4. ACTV busses drive between 04.07 in the morning and 1.10 at night from Marco Polo Airport to Piazzale Roma.
Easyjet, Ryanair and other budget airlines operate from Treviso Airport. This smaller airport is 25 km from Venice. The ATVO Eurobus is the cheapest transportation. Travel time to the center of Venice is one hour and 10 minutes. Fare is €5. The bus makes a stop at the Mestre train station.
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