floating city of Venice is probably Italy’s second greatest
treasure after Rome and has attracted visitors for several
hundred years. It’s nucleus is St Mark’s Square
– one of Europe’s most spectacular open spaces
for its architecture and the epicentre of the city’s
many special events.
Here on Italy Hotels Direct you can book your accommodation
at some of Italy’s most famous 5 star hotels and stay
in the same luxurious surroundings as the dignitaries and
aristocrats of Europe and Russia in years gone by –
or, you can live on a shoestring and select one of a wide
choice of homely, family run guest houses that offer warm
hospitality from inside the stone walls of one of the many
medieval buildings on the island.
Venice Useful Links
Commune di Venezia The local council's official website dedicated to providing news and information to all who visit this special city, including the most authoritative guide to events.
Italian Tourism The Italian Government Tourist Board will be slightly more helpful than the police if you have any problems with hotels, attractions or other industry-related businesses.
Venice Tours and Events City tours of Venice and the surrounding region of Veneto in English - learn about the riveting history of this fearsome republic and the Doges of Venice!
Venice Airport Marco Polo International Airport is a few miles from Venice main island but is well connected by public water transport. Did you know Marco Polo would have been 500 years old in 2008?
Venice Card Get a Venice card if you're going to be in town for anything upwards of four days - this innovative scheme gives participants discounts on public transport and many attractions.