Venice travel guide

Venice Tourism | Venice Guide

You're Going to Love Venice

With a population of 51.298, Venice is a must-see destination in Veneto, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Venice has to offer.

Where to Eat in Venice

San Marco is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Venice. These include popular favourites such as Gio's (Sestiere San Marco 2159), Club del Doge (Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467) and Hard Rock Cafe - Venice (Bacino Orseolo, San Marco). If you’re looking for affordable options, Restaurant Terrazza Danieli (Riva degli Schiavoni) and Sagra Rooftop Restaurant (JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Isola delle Rose) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Cip's Club (Via Giudecca 10) and Il Porticciolo (Hotel Cipriani) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Venice.

When to visit Venice

Venice in January
Estimated hotel price
$350
1 night at 3-star hotel
Venice in January
Estimated hotel price
$350
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Venice in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -1 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 87 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Venice, with an average rainfall of 54 mm.

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How to Get to Venice

Plane

Venice is served by 2 airports: Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and Venice Treviso A. Canova (TSF). The closest to the city centre of Venice is Venice Marco Polo Airport, which is located 7 km from the city centre. Further away is Venice Treviso A. Canova, 26 km from the centre of Venice.

Train

Italotreno is the most popular train carrier serving Venice, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Venice to Bologna takes 1h 54m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Milan, expect to pay about $23 for a 2h 17m trip. Located 9 km from the city centre, Venice Mestre is the busiest station in Venice. Another popular train station is Venice Santa Lucia, located 0.9 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Venice is to pick up a car hire from Milan, which is about 245 km from Venice. You’ll find branches of Moventur and Galierirent, among others, in Milan.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Venice Tronchetto, located 1.8 km from the city centre of Venice. Venice Piazzale Roma is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 km from the city centre.

Plane

Venice is served by 2 airports: Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and Venice Treviso A. Canova (TSF). The closest to the city centre of Venice is Venice Marco Polo Airport, which is located 7 km from the city centre. Further away is Venice Treviso A. Canova, 26 km from the centre of Venice.

Train

Italotreno is the most popular train carrier serving Venice, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Venice to Bologna takes 1h 54m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Milan, expect to pay about $23 for a 2h 17m trip. Located 9 km from the city centre, Venice Mestre is the busiest station in Venice. Another popular train station is Venice Santa Lucia, located 0.9 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Venice is to pick up a car hire from Milan, which is about 245 km from Venice. You’ll find branches of Moventur and Galierirent, among others, in Milan.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Venice Tronchetto, located 1.8 km from the city centre of Venice. Venice Piazzale Roma is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Venice

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,804 reviews)
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Where to stay in Venice

From 5-star hotels such as the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa to great affordable options like the Hotel Casa Verardo Residenza d'Epoca, Venice offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $221 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $621 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include La Locandiera and Hotel Serenissima. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Venice, with prices from $75 to $2,078 per night. Castello is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Venice are about 13% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Dorsoduro - In Venice’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hotel Pausania, Hotel Cà Nobile Corner and Avani Rio Novo Venice Hotel.

Marghera - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Casa Villa Gardenia, Hotel Roma and Hotel Mercure Venezia Marghera. The average nightly price for a double room in Marghera is $74.

San Marco - Hotel Bel Sito e Berlino, Hotel Mercurio and Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in San Marco will cost you about $140 per night.

Dorsoduro - In Venice’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hotel Pausania, Hotel Cà Nobile Corner and Avani Rio Novo Venice Hotel.
Marghera - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Casa Villa Gardenia, Hotel Roma and Hotel Mercure Venezia Marghera. The average nightly price for a double room in Marghera is $74.
San Marco - Hotel Bel Sito e Berlino, Hotel Mercurio and Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in San Marco will cost you about $140 per night.
Most popular hotel in Venice by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Venice

Most booked hotels in Venice

B&B Hotel Treviso
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$154+
Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$267+
Hotel Plaza Venice
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$203+
Hotel Al Sole
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$119+
Hotel Principe
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$300+
Hotel Maggior Consiglio
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$200+

Hiring a car in Venice

Hiring a car in Venice costs $45 per day, on average, or $134 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Sixt, Thrifty and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Venice is the SURPRICE CAR RENTAL branch at Via Orlanda, 216, which is 7 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Venice.

Expect to pay $3.25 per litre in Venice (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.98 and $51.97. The most frequently booked car type in Venice is Economy (Jeep Renegade or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Audi A3 Sportback or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Venice costs $45 per day, on average, or $134 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Sixt, Thrifty and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Venice is the SURPRICE CAR RENTAL branch at Via Orlanda, 216, which is 7 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Venice.

Expect to pay $3.25 per litre in Venice (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.98 and $51.97. The most frequently booked car type in Venice is Economy (Jeep Renegade or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Audi A3 Sportback or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Venice

Hertz

Hertz

Sixt

Sixt

Dollar

Dollar
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