Find the best place to stay — Venice

Where to stay around Venice?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,631 holiday lettings near Venice. From 2,905 apartments to 375 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Venice is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Venice?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Venice:

  • San Marco: 1,757 holiday homes
  • Cannaregio: 1,650 holiday homes
  • Castello: 1,456 holiday homes
  • Dorsoduro: 1,591 holiday homes
  • San Polo: 1,680 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Venice?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Venice. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Mark's Square: 2,840 holiday lettings
  • Rialto Bridge: 2,795 holiday lettings
  • Venetian Arsenal: 2,812 holiday lettings
  • Giardini della Biennale: 3,010 holiday lettings
  • Venetian Ghetto: 3,011 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Venice listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Venice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,905 apartments in Venice. Our other popular types of Venice holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 375 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 88 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including mobile homes and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Venice?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 474 holiday homes with pool available in Venice. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Island hopping through the city of Venice

    Made up of a series of islands connected by canals and bridges, Venice is a unique city that's full of grand Italian architecture. Booking a Venice holiday rental allows you to explore the city, getting around by water taxi or gondola, and appreciating the opulent museums and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Food is a huge part of Venetian life, and you can splash out in a traditional restaurant with decadent surroundings or stop at a rustic osteria for pasta with freshly-caught seafood. Book tickets to an opera or Baroque concert for an authentic Venetian experience, with vast theatres and music venues hosting lavish productions.

    Discover Venice's iconic Piazza San Marco

    Most first-time visitors head for Piazza San Marco on their first day, which is an excellent spot to start exploring the city. The gilded St Mark's Basilica with its dramatic Gothic architecture is at the heart of the square, and when you step inside you'll see golden domes covered in frescoes, with every inch seemingly taken up with intricate decorations. On the opposite side of the square is Museo Correr, a palatial art gallery full of paintings and statues set among opulent surroundings. Once you've finished exploring, the square is full of cafes with pavement tables, so you can sip an espresso and enjoy the sights.

    Explore Venice the classic way – by gondola

    Venice is defined by its canals, so the classic way to tour is in the back of a gondola. If you're staying in a Venice holiday rental, gliding along the water is an excellent way to get around, with many gondoliers offering guided tours or even serenading their passengers. You can book short gondola tours of around 30 minutes to see the Grand Canal, giving you a new perspective on sights such as the Rialto Bridge. Alternatively, book a half-day tour that will take you to spots such as the Doge's Palace, letting you see the best of the city in a day.

    Humid summers and high waters in Venice

    Venice's proximity to so much water means that the weather can get humid, especially during the summer months. Often reaching the high 20s, July and August are peak times for Venice holiday rentals, which means the city is busy, and there is a risk of thunderstorms on the hottest days. September to November are milder and more comfortable in terms of weather, and spring is also a pleasant time to explore the city. Winter is the cheapest time to visit, and although it can be foggy and rainy, the museums and indoor attractions are nice and quiet.

    Relax on the Venice Lido

    Visiting Venice can be a full-on experience, but just a short vaparetto ride from the city is Venice Lido, a stylish coastal area swathed with sandy beaches. Stretching along the calm waters of the Adriatic, there are several miles of coastline which range from the busy and lively, to quiet spots surrounded by trees. There are lots of bike rental stands, so you can zip along the promenade, enjoying the sea breeze and finding spots off the beaten track.