Venice Italy Accommodations in City Centre
Venice Italy accommodation. Affordable overnight accommodations in the city centre. The best hotels, b&b's or guest houses and apartments for rent close to downtown Venice in Italy. Cheapest hotel rooms !
Venice City Centre is easy accessible on foot. Most of the historic architecture, most famous landmarks, museums and attractions are located within walking distance of each other. To get around a bit more quickly, there are numerous vaporetti or water buses and water taxis.
Plenty of great value and affordable accommodation can be found in the heart of Venice Italy. Some hotels offer free Wifi in all guest rooms and panoramic views over the Grand Canal. Many hotels are set in old historical buildings, with marble interiors and lavish and antique furniture, located close to San Marco square and Rialto Bridge.
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City Centre of Venice - Downtown
Venice City Centre in Italy
The historical city centre of Venice Itayl is made up of six districts (quarters, sestiere). These districts are Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, Castello, Santa Croce, San Polo and San Marco.
The quarters of Cannaregio, Castello and San Marco are divided in two by the famous Grand Canal. They are located in the northern part of the historical part of central Venice. , South of the Grand Canal are the Santa Croce, San Polo and Dorsoduro districts. The Dorsoduro district also incorporates the Island of Guidecca . Each of the six sestiere has its own unique character and specific attractions.
San Marco is historical heart of Venice, where the majority of hotels and bed and breakfasts are located for tourists visiting the city of Venice in Italy.
Famous landmarks of Venice include
The Basilica San Marco, a vast church which is one of the most famous sights associated with Venice. Venice’s Byzantine masterpiece, a must-see church right on the city’s busiest square
Piazza San Marco (St Mark's quare), situated in the very heart of Venice and affectionately referred to by Napoleon as the 'finest drawing room in Europe'
Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), near the St. Mark’s Basilica, where Venice’s rulers once lived and passed judgment on everyone else
The Bridge of Sighs ( This is one of the most popular tourist sights in Venice. The bridge connects the Palazzo Ducale, where prisoners were tried, to the prisons known as the Piombi )
Mercerie ( The Mercerie cut the old city center into two parts, connecting Piazza San Marco to Rialto. This is Venice’s main throughway )
The Jewish Getto
The Zattere walk
The Rialto Market and Bridge, the most famous bridge over the Grand Canal and the famous market.
Campanile - The bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica, it’s right in front of the church and the top offers great views
Venice Gondola Ride - It’ll cost you an arm and a leg, but if your heart’s set on it there’s no alternative… Or is there?
Peggy Guggenheim Museum - If you like modern art, this is an excellent museum
Accademia - Only a must if you’re a real art lover, although da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” lives here (though he only comes out on special occasions)
Santa Maria dei Frari, a monumental church in gothic style containing numerous works of art, including the altarpiece of the Assumption by Titian and a wooden statue by Donatello.
Ca'Rezzonico, a Grand Canal palazzo which houses a museum of 18th century Venice - a truly wonderful experience!
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Main squares and campos located in Venice City Centre, Italy
Piazza San Marco or St Mark's Square -- most famous plaza of Venice Italy, dominated by the Saint Mark's Basilica. Other famous sights located on the square are Campanile di San Marco bell tower, which is 98.6 meters tall (323 ft) and is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, Procuratie Vecchie, the Procuratie Nuovo, the National Library of St. Mark's, the Museum of Archaeology and the Correr Museum. Between the Doge's Palace and the Library is the Piazzetta. The adjoining open space connecting the south side of the Piazza to the waterway of the lagoon is called Piazzetta di San Marco. It's the site of the Doge's Palace or Palazzo Ducale and also known for the two columns located there that pay homage to two of Venice's patrons - St. Mark and St. Teodoro of Amasea.
Piazzale Roma -- main bus station of Venice, close to the main Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station.
Campo Sant'Angelo -- square found between Campo Santo Stefano and the Rialto in the San Marco district. The most important historical and architectural buildings that overlook the plaza are the Palazzo Trevisan Pisani, Palazzo Gritti Morosini, Duodo Palace and monastery complex of Santo Stefano. Several small and larger hotels can be found around Campo San Angelo. There are also a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Campo Santo Stefano -- downtown Venice square with in the middle of the campo a statue of Nicolo Tommaseo (1802-1874). The Chiesa di Santo Stefano or Church of St. Stephen, is situated at the northern end of the Campo Santo Stefano. At the south end is the Palazzo Pisani and the Campiello Pisani. It now houses the Conservatory of Music.
Campo Santa Margherita -- one of the largest campos in Venice Dorsoduro district. On the west side of the piazza is the lovely Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini church.
Campo Santa Maria Formosa -- one of the city's largest squares, north of Piazza San Marco.
Campo San Polo -- largest campo in Venice, Italy. Used for open air concerts, as a site of Venice Carnival or Carnevale di Venezia and screenings during the Venice Film Festival.
Campo San Santi Giovanni E Paolo -- historic city center square dominated by the Scuola Grande di San Marco and Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo.
Campo Manin -- Campo close to Rialto Bridge with in it's center a monument of Daniele Manin (1875) by Luigi Borro. The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo or Contarini palace with the well-known spiral staircase scala del bovolo can be reached from Campo Manin via the Calle de la Vida.
Cheap hotel and b&b stay in city centre
Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo - ( Hotel in City Centre of old Venice )
Opened in 1308, this hotel is one of the oldest in Italy. Located in the historical centre, alongside St. Mark’s Square, it overlooks a romantic waterfront where gondolas are moored.
Albergo Ca' Alvise - ( Hotel in the historical downtown of Venice in Italy )
This new 4 star hotel, set in the heart of Venice, is just around the corner from the Venice opera house, 20 metres from Fenice Theatre 200 metres from Saint Mark’s Square Enjoy the charm of the...
Hotel San Moisè - ( Hotel located in the city centre of Venice in Italy )
Located in the heart of Venice, this hotel allows guests to immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere of a 1000-year-old city, which has remained unchanged over the centuries.