Best Places for Backpackers in Venice, Italy.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Venice, Italy.

Top 50 hostels in Venice, Italy.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Venice, Italy.

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Ca

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Ca' Riza

Until 1300 Venice was the most important merchant port in Europe. There were regular sailings from Venice to just about everywhere, especially for the ports of northern Europe and the Black Sea. The 'Albergarie' grew up in order to accommodate the travellers to and from Venice's shores, amongst th...
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Ca

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Ca' Widman

Ca' Widmann Guesthouse is nice artistic accommodation with a fabulous view, huge apartment Venetian house a very nice Venetian floor, three rooms, salon, and nice kitchen, very innovated place.we are available to help you with everything you need, available by whats app , by email if you need any i...
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Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

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Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

The Merchant of Venice is a splendid and completely refurbished hotel, graceful and warm with Venetian furniture of the 700. Our hotel is situated in the heart of the city, just 200 metres from the railway station and 5 minutes from the airport. All rooms are clean and cosy with bath or show...
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Sognare a Venezia

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Sognare a Venezia

The B&B Sognare a Venezia is a new structure. It is situated in a strategic position to visit the city:at a distance of 2 minute from the railway station of Santa Lucia in Venice,and it is faced on the splendid San Geremia square. All the rooms are with private bathroom with courtsey set,digital...
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B&B Al Saor

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B&B Al Saor

B & B Al Saor is a family-managed place that gives you the possibility to stay in the core of Venice by Rialto Bridge and near to Saint Mark's Square, the historical and cultural centre of the city. Our B & B offers guests a chance to stay in a characteristic Venetian house (known as a Ca'), fin...
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B&B San Giacomo Venezia

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B&B San Giacomo Venezia

The best location!! Very easy to reach by foot!! 500 ms. From the train station and 600 from the bus station: a typical and cozy and warm venetian house, with low roofs wit beams in wood just restructured, in the historical center of venezia, at 10 minutes by feet from rialto bridge !! hos...
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Al Giardino Bed and Breakfast

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Al Giardino Bed and Breakfast

We are located 10km from the centre of Venice All of the rooms in our Bed and Breakfast have private bathroom, fresh set of linen, television, air conditioning, breakfast, parking, independent entrance, daily cleaning service. It is easy to reach it from the Motorway, Venice - S. Lucia and Venic...
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Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo

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Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo

In the heart of the historical centre, a few steps away from the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark's Square, 'Locanda SS.Giovanni e Paolo' welcomes its guests into a friendly, elegant and comfortable environment. We guarantee an unforgettable stay in the magic atmosphere of a fascinating and enchanting...
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Dimora Il Veliero Romantico

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Dimora Il Veliero Romantico

All rooms are in historical centre of venice and are equipped of private bathroom outside or inside of them. They are furnished by a simply and essential style, with linen and towels (it is changed every 3 days), heating system in winter season, and fans system in summer season. Around our properti...
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Veneziacentopercento Rooms & Apartments

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Veneziacentopercento Rooms & Apartments

Veneziacentopercento offers rooms with shared or private bathroom and apartments for individuals, couples or groups (up to 8 people). The apartments have a kitchen. Both the rooms and the apartments are equipped with wifi, air conditioning and heating. All our accommodations are located in the Cas...
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Casa in Laguna

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Casa in Laguna

The Bed & Breakfast Casa in Laguna is where the real Venice lives and breathes. It is situated in a lovely area still inhabited by genuine Venetians and has a unique atmosphere. Here, from the balcony of your room, you can admire the unspoiled magic of the canals and enjoy a spectacular view of th...
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B&B Evergreen Venice

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B&B Evergreen Venice

Ever Green is situated in the city center of historical Mestre,Venice. The Property is easily reached from Marco polo airport, Mestre train station by public BUS,TRAM. From the doorstep it takes 10 min. to VENICE by public bus. From bnb only 1 km away is europian greatest park San giuliano Park .wi...
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Alle Botte

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Alle Botte

We are exactly the heart of the city. 'We do not have a Reception', please i will wait for you (only) at the time you indicate on hostel world, so please for any change in arrival time please let me know. You can choose the arrival time from 14.00 to 20.00 max. (After 8 pm until max 23.00 I nee...
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Villa Teresa

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Villa Teresa

This property is located in Venice Mestre Located in a residential street 400 m from Mestre Train Station, Villa Teresa offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. It features a garden and terrace, and is a 10-minute train ride from the centre of Venice. Set on the ground floor, rooms at...
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B&B Ca

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B&B Ca'Dor

A 5-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge, B&B Ca' Dor offers rooms with 19th-century Venetian decor and free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast is available every morning. The nearest water bus stop is Rialto. All rooms have simple décor and furniture, tile or marble floors, a fan and a wardrobe. The p...
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Hotel Scandinavia

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Hotel Scandinavia

Hotel Scandinavia is located in the heart of the city, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge with a splendid view of the Campo di Santa Maria Formosa. The Hotel Scandinavia has 33 large, airy rooms. All the rooms are carefully decorated with period furniture and sumptuous...
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Train Station Hostel

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Train Station Hostel

This property is located in Venice Mestre Set 500 metres from Venezia Mestre Train Station, Train Station Property offers rooms with free Wi-Fi in Marghera. Within 500 metres of the property, guests can find bars, restaurants, shops and clubs. With a locker and an individual reading light, roo...
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B&B Allioli

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B&B Allioli

Welcome to B&B ALLIOLI, a comfortable, friendly place to stay while you explore the beautiful city of Venice one of the most unique places in the world. Our B&B is in an old Venetian house which has been completely restored, and to the highest standards. It is located in Lido of Venice just a few...
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Locanda Ca

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Locanda Ca' Le Vele

The Locanda Ca’ Le Vele is right in the heart of the city, overlooking a romantic canal, and takes its name from the “calle” (narrow street) where it was built. Here, you can relive the atmosphere of Venice as it once was, in a place where history, culture and wonderful service all combine to ensure...
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Anda Venice

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Anda Venice

Anda Venice is a brand, recently opened design hostel in Venice Mestre. We have put extreme care and passion in designing all our dormitories and rooms so that all our guests can both enjoy a quiet rest, and hang out in a pleasant, contemporary environment which inspires infinite human connections....
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Vienna Hotel

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Vienna Hotel

Our 3 stars Hotel is located next to the Railways Station of Venice Mestre (Mainland Venice Train Station). All rooms have private facilities, TV, heating, air conditioning and hair dryers. There are public telephones and a vending machine in the lobby and there are laundry facilities just in f...
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Casa Mimma

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Casa Mimma

Casa Mimma is located in the heart of Santa Croce Sestiere, a characteristic Venetian quarter, just a short distance from the train station and Piazzale Roma. Our B&B is a typical Venetian residence that combines peace and tranquility with the convenience of being easily reached from wherever one ar...
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We_Crociferi

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We_Crociferi

We_Crociferi, housed in a recently renovated 12th-century former convent, is just a stone’s throw from the Fondamenta Nove water bus stop in a neighbourhood oozing with authentic charm. The hostel offers beds in modern, functional rooms with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Some rooms al...
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Casa Rezzonico

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Casa Rezzonico

Casa Rezzonico is situated in the centre of the city, very close to Accademia, San Marco Square, Rialto Bridge, and every other famous place in Venice. At the same time it is surrounded by typical quietness offered by Venetian streets. Casa Rezzonico is furnished in a classical antique taste com...
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Al Palazzo Lion Morosini

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Al Palazzo Lion Morosini

Morosini is located in the historic center of Venice( in an oldest historical residence dating back to the 13th century in Venice), in a quiet location just a few minutes from the Rialto Bridge, excellent location for visiting Venice on foot or by boat (the closest stop is only 2 minutes :-), conv...
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VivaVenezia

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VivaVenezia

In the cultural and historic center of Venice, Viva Venezia is conveniently located only a five-minute walk from the main train station, Ferrovia Santa Lucia. Viva Venezia is very easy to find and has beautiful spacious rooms, kitchen and laundry facilities, and free internet and wifi. A continent...
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Venice Lagoon House

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Venice Lagoon House

Venice Lagoon House is a basic accommodation option, convenient for those searching for an economical stay in Venice or near Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE). Basic does not mean insufficient. Everything one could need is available, within the range of accommodation of the kind. CHECK IN from 1...
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Allo Squero B&B with Garden

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Allo Squero B&B with Garden

The rooms offer spectacular view of a typical Venetian scene. In the past the garden was a shipyard where gondolas and other typical Venetian boats were constructed. In this wonderful garden, when weather permits, breakfast will be served under the shade of a glicine. The house was completely re...
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Pensione Seguso

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Pensione Seguso

Family run hotel located in the center of venice in a 16th century building furnished with antiques,overviewing the Giudecca Canal, 15 min walk from S.Mark's Square, 5 min walk from Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Not all rooms have en suite bathrooms (2/3 rooms share the same bathroom) The Pen...
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Art Dreams Venezia

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Art Dreams Venezia

Need a room for your stay in the heart of venice? You're in the right place! Art Dreams Venezia. In the city of bridges there is ONLY ONE little bridge to pass to reach us B&B Art Dreams Venezia located near the train station in Cannaregio district which is a great choice for travelers interested...
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Best Holidays Venice

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Best Holidays Venice

B&B Best Holidays Venice is located in the historical center of the town in an old Venetian Palace of XV century, offering a peaceful, charming guesthouse in a splendid location,two minutes walking from Rialto Bridge and 10 minutes from Piazza San Marco Rooms are very charming and comfortable....
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The Silk Road

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The Silk Road

At Silk Road Hostel, we give our guests spacious dorm rooms with just four people per room. Each dorm room has beautiful views out across the Giudecca Canal. All rooms are well lit and ventilated and guests can enjoy a comfortable dinning room. Our bathrooms are modern, and all guests can enjoy...
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Casa Favaretto Guest House

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Casa Favaretto Guest House

Casa Favaretto is located in the heart of Venice in the setriere of Castello, near the Biennale gardens and a 10 minute walk from Piazza San Marco. Located near the Arsenale vaporetto stop, we are easily reacheable from Marco Polo airport and Santa Lucia railway station by public transportation...
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B&B in Venice, Flat Ca

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B&B in Venice, Flat Ca'Corte

BedAndBreakfastVenice.it 'Flat Ca'Corte' offers a double King Size Bed, triple or quadruple room,all with king size bed plus extra beds, all have private bathrooms! The B&B Flat 'Ca'Corte' is located in 'San Stae' Area near the 'San Stae' water bus stop (no Bridge to cross, Public Boat Bus sto...
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Locanda Armizo

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Locanda Armizo

Welcome to the Locanda Armizo First Class Inn ( Casa Armizo and Casa Arte ), an antique residence formerly used by Venetian merchants and now converted into superior rooms furnished in typical Venetian style. All come with private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite telvision, telephone, safe, h...
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ao Hostel Venezia Mestre 2

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ao Hostel Venezia Mestre 2

Close to the Central Station Venezia-Mestre the second a&o in Venice is located. Thanks to the good connection to the transport network, all major attractions of the city can be reached in only 15 minutes. More than 280 modern single, double, family and shared rooms offer high comfort at a low price...
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Ostello S. Fosca - CPU Venice Hostels

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Ostello S. Fosca - CPU Venice Hostels

We offer basic double rooms and dorms ( mixed or only female) in the HEART OF VENICE at very affordable prices. INCLUDED IN THE PRICE; WIFI, USE OF KITCHEN, CITY MAP, LUGGAGE DEPOSIT AFTER CHECK OUT. NO CURFEW. Walking distance: 10 min from Rialto bridge 15 min from SMark s Square 10 min from...
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B&B NiceVeNice

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B&B NiceVeNice

B & B NiceVeNice is the ideal solution for those who want to spend an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the most romantic city in the world. Easy to reach and convenient to public transportation, it is the ideal solution for those who want to experience Venice and its uniqueness. Located in S...
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Ca

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Ca' Barbaria

Rooms you never find with really a convenient price, 3 available with 2 shared bathrooms, (free wifi in the room -Breakfast included ,only should be by law confezionata-individual things 'yogurt, juice, biscuits, wafer, etc.. table+ mirror+ painting+ new window+ heating, fan... Ca' Barbar...
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ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

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ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

a&o Venice Mestre is the first a&o Hotel in Italy! It offers modern rooms with flat-screen TV, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. The hotel includes a stylish bar and a spacious lobby decorated with high-quality furniture and light décor as well as projectors showing news, hotel services or daily bar...
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Hotel Rossi

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Hotel Rossi

Hotel Rossi provides affordable rooms on a quiet street just 2 minutes' walk from Venice Santa Lucia Station. Water buses run from the Grand Canal, which is close by. At Hotel Rossi ther is a curfew at 1:00 a.m.. We don't serve breakfast. FREE Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby. The R...
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L

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L' Imbarcadero

5 minute walk from main train station (Santa Lucia), located just by the mythical Gran Canal, L'imbarcadero. It is the brand new spot for budget travellers in Venice. Don't loose half a day trying to find your accommodation, don't spend time and money on water buses to visit the city, L'imbarcade...
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Hotel San Samuele

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Hotel San Samuele

At Hotel San Samuele we give you a friendly atmosphere in a wonderful location. Our rooms are bright and pleasantly decorated, simply furnished with no frills. In San Marco district yet away from the crowd just 5 min. walk from Piazza San Marco, Rialto's bridge and its Market. We are located just be...
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Hotel Minerva & Nettuno

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Hotel Minerva & Nettuno

Located in one of most picturesque 'Sestieri' (quarters) of Venice named Cannaregio, Hotel Minerva & Nettuno leds along 'Lista di Spagna', arterial street of the antique city. The Hotel is at 200 meters (218 yards) from the railway station and 300 meters (328 yards) from the winter hall of the Ca...
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Camping Rialto

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Camping Rialto

Special rates during the whole season! Great deals for your stay in Venice. Take the chance book now your stay for 2019! Camping Rialto is the best departure point to visit the wonderful city of Venice. Very well connected with the center thanks to the convenient local public bus service...
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Ca

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Ca' dei Fuseri

Ca' dei Fuseri B&B is placed in a strategic position, a minute walk from San Luca Square, one of the most characteristic and well known of the citys squares. The B&B lies 200mt from San Marcos Square and 300mt from Rialto Bridge. It offers great comfort and relax to its guests, while still being i...
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Hotel Airone

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Hotel Airone

Historical center of Venice. The Hotel Airone is overlooking on to the 'Canal Grande'. All our room are private. Our 13 comfortable and clean rooms provide you with a professional service that will make your stay even more special. Some of our rooms have the view on the Canal and the rest of the roo...
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Hotel da Vito

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Hotel da Vito

The Hotel da Vito is a comfortable and elegant family-run hotel near Venice. The rooms are therefore equipped with all modern comforts. After a long day in the streets of Venice, the canals of Chioggia, inside the Valley of Averto or among the Villas in the Riviera del Brenta, you can quickl...
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Hotel San Maurizio

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Hotel San Maurizio

Hotel San Maurizio is located at 5 minutes walking from San Marco Square and offers 5 Standard rooms with private bathroom (Beds are French beds' style) and 6 rooms that shared 3 furnished and equipped bathrooms. Few steps from the city center in the real heart of the original Venice, Hotel San Ma...
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Ca Dalisera B&B

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Ca Dalisera B&B

Ca Dalisera B&Bis located in the really center of Venice, a stone's throw from Saint Mark Square, at a walking distance from the main museums and sightseeing. The bed and breakfast Ca' Dalisera is located in the historic center of Venice, just behind Piazza San Marco, in Calle del Ridotto. In ju...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Venice, Italy.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Venice, Italy.

If you're already planning to visit Venice, Italy - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Food and wine 

As you may have understood if you’ve read my small guide up to here, Gorizia certainly is a big tourist attraction, and travellers usually forget it when planning a tour of Italy. It may not compare to incredible places like Venice or Florence, but I can still assure it’s very worth visiting if you’re looking for an alternative route in the North-East of the country!

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Photography galleries and cultural centers

After years of closure, FORMA FOTO has finally opened again last year. It has the best photographers, who may not always be the most famous. When I visited Italy for Christmas there was an exhibition about Vivian Maier, street independent photographer, previously Berengo Gardin in Venice and Walter Bonatti, who is my favourite italian explorer and journalist.

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Cities of Italy

Venice

Casey Hadfield

Injured in Italy

It was Easter Sunday and we had a long walk to arrive at a traditional Italian Easter Sunday mass in the morning. Throughout this walk my ankle continued to swell and I continued to cough and sneeze, but being in such a culturally rich and vibrant new country was an experience that I didn’t want to take for granted, so I pushed through it. When my ankle started to go purple and it became painful to walk on it I decided that this wasn’t just a 24 hour situation, and that I should probably seek some medical help. After notifying one of our group leaders we decided to call a doctor, but I would not be able to see him until we arrived in Venice the next day.

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THE FOOD:

We all know what Italy is famous for : Pizza and pasta . Italian Pizza is definitely different than Pizza Hut or Papa John’s . It’s thinner , with less cheese , and lesser ingredients. It wasn’t my favorite. But it’s cheap and available at almost every restaurant you find . So you can count on it as a snack . The pasta was pretty much the same pasta that we all have at restaurants all over the world . So no , it wasn’t the pizza or the pasta that I fell in love with . It was the seafood . In Venice , I had the best seafood stew ever. It was more than delicious. So you definitely have to try the seafood on your visit. One of the biggest problems that I faced during my trip , was the availability of normal water . I’d always go into stores and find only sparkling water . I don’t hate sparking water , but it just can’t replace the normal drinking water . So if you ever go into a store and find normal water , make sure to buy yourself at least a dozen of bottles and keep them in your hotel .

Maryam Sameh

North Adriatic

Focusing on the mainland starting from the north, the Istrian peninsula is ready to take any travelers breath away with the vast cultural and natural treasure it holds. Heavily influenced by the Republic of Venice through history, cities like Pore? and Rovinj will give You the feel of a extravagant mediterranean holiday from the 50’s, and the city of Pula should not be neglected by anyone thirsting for Ancient Roman architecture, as it is the site of one of the world’s most preserved Roman amphitheaters and several other ancient monuments. Cruising around Istria is also rewarding for the genuine cuisine and authentic wines it offers, and if one is to venture inland, the cities of Pazin and Motovun will surely make it worth the trip. Before leaving one should also visit nature park U?ka, a part of the mountain range rising near the coast, and if You are longing for civilization, the nearby city of Rijeka should help soothe your metropolitan needs.

Miro Kržanić

Venice mythbusters

Venice mythbusters In a recent article that I red on a venetian newspaper, there are a lot of bad reviews about Venice, most of those are exaggerated or, even worse, silly and misleading. In this short guide, I simply want to help you to understand that Venice can be a lovely place to go, avoiding tourists traps, overpriced places and waste of time.

Ale Vidal

Columbus, Paganini and piano-piano

Genoa is not used to anything behind her brilliant rivals on the sea and on land. Thus, she vehemently disputed with Venice the title of the lady of the seas, and in Florence – the title of the main money bag of Europe. And if Venice was called the Lightest (La Serenissima), and Florence – the Holy (La Santissima), then Genoa got no less lush nickname – Magnificent (La Superba). And for good reason: without her knowledge, for centuries, no one could have stuck in the good half of the Mediterranean, the wealth of local bankers and businessmen were legendary, and even the all-powerful Venetian doges flinched at the sound of her name.

Irina Tikhonova

Venice : A Sinking Beauty

Arriving in Venice In April, 20014 I went with a group of girls and teachers from high school for a two week classics and art history focused trip to Italy and Greece. After the 18 hour haul from Auckland airport, our first port of call after stepping of the plane onto Italian soil was the city world renowned for both its physical and historical beauty. The city of Venice attracts over 15 million visitors each year, offering endless activities, from lunch in the famous St Marc’s Square, to gondolier rides around some of the 177 canals the city is built amongst.

Kate Inder

Bacari, the real Venice experience

Venice is the capital of Veneto, a region in north-east Italy, and it is also my hometown. I’m writing this article because I really feel there’s something people are really missing when visiting Venice. The romantic atmosphere, gondolas, expensive and fancy cafes and restaurants are all well-known images linked to the city, but believe me, Venice is much much more.

Virginia Zalunardo

Venice Carnival, a travel through time

 Venice and I Happy People

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Three Days In Milan

A couple weeks ago my boyfriend and I visited one of the biggest fashion centres in Europe. I personally did not want to go to Milan for a long time, I thought it was too “mainstream”  and rather visited places like Venice (i know, this one is popular as well), Lido and other destinations which were not as popular for tourists.

Daria Fester

Is it possible to see Venice in a weekend?

It was the opening weekend of ‘Carnival’ in Venice, Italy, so we decided to take a quick trip and see if it’s possible to see Venice in a weekend. If you want to stop reading here, it is! Go for it! But if you want more information, I’ll share with you how we did it!

Katie Seehusen

Venice: A tiny glimpse of Murano and Burano Islands

I, as many other people thought that the only attraction in the Venetian lagoon was Venice the majestic city with its maze of canals and doing things like taking a trip in the iconic gondolas, visiting the breathtaking Saint Marks Basilica, standing or eating in piazza San Marco. But in fact, it isn’t.

Ana Barbara Gonzalez

Venice, Italy: Highlights in the City Of Love

  Venice, Italy: Highlights in the City Of Love You feeling romantic? Venice is one of the most amazing cities to visit as a couple, not only in Italy but in the whole world! If it Romance you seek with your loved one, look no further! If you are still single do not worry, there is fine Italian wine, canals, gondolas and amazing sea food to prevent you from getting bored :).

Robert Dolmans

Venice - The Floating Beauty

The only thing I knew about Venice before this trip, was that it was the scene of a literature book I read in high school called “The Merchant of Venice.” That, and it is filled with canals where I can take rides on the famous gondola boats, and of course, it’s romantic. 

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Venice: A solo trip

As everyone knows, Venice is a truly unique city enchanting its visitors with water streets, great history and culture. It’s also very romantic – tempting nocturnal strolls, providing amazing views at every corner and some quiet little streets to roam about. So, being there on my own, I was expecting to feel a little like a candle in the middle of somebody else’s dinner. Yet, it only made me fall more in love with the city itself. Obviously, I still plan on visiting Venice with my loved one someday, but this quick solo visit was very liberating and artistically fulfilling. In a way, this freed me up from the need of seeing all the main touristic attractions. Thereby, when I revisit, I’ll be able to simply relax and enjoy the city for its beautiful singularity.

Inês Mota

Magical Venice

My first visit to Venice I spent my days just walking for hours on end in the sharp ice wind because naturally I found myself in this extraordinary city in winter! Each step I took, each turn of my head, each breath of air I inhaled I was met with a slash of bitter icy air but my eyes were not disheartened. Venice is not like any other city. A city built on water with no cars, countless footbridges and narrow paths making it easy but worth getting lost no matter how many times you visit. Just the name can invoke hordes of images – gondoliers in striped jerseys, The Rialto, The bridge of sighs, masked balls and crumbling palaces confronted with streets of water. Venice really is another world and there are few cities that give you a charmed, warming feeling like Venice does. Strolling the streets and palazzos, I felt fortunate to be witnessing a city quite like it.

Shelby Baylis

The Hidden Charm of Italy - What to Do and See in Bologna

Rome is eternal, Venice is impressive, and Florence artistic, but currently they are all too touristic. However, there is an often neglected Italian city that is neither so famous nor so visited, but frank, charming, delicious and so worth seeing – Bologna. In Italy, it is known as La Dotta, La Grassa, La Rossa (the learned, the fat, the red) and after only a few hours spent in the administrative capital of the region Emilia Romana you will be falling in love with it and planning your next trip.

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