For centuries Venice, Italy has been associated with romance and even today it is the most popular Italian destination for couples. Indeed what could be more romantic then to blissfully glide down the picturesque canals with your loved one, on a gondola? Having said this, a holiday in Venice is sure to enchant everyone, and every year we organise Venice apartments
for thousands of intrepid families!
The name Venice came from the Veneti’s who lived here in the 10th century (before Christ) and is referred to as "The Floating City" and "City of canals". Indeed Venice stretches across 117 tiny islands along the Adriatic Sea and has over 400 bridges. So where should you choose to stay while in Venice? Here's a quick guide to three great locations:
The Castello area in Venice
Castello is the largest district in Venice and full of magnificent attractions like the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and The Church of San Zaccaria. Castello was one of the earliest parts of Venice to be settled into and today a great place for families and couples to rent an apartment for its proximity to San Marco. The Venice Biennial
, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary art exhibition, takes place here.
The Venice Cannaregio area
This is the second largest sestiere and probably the most quiet and residential. There’s an array of well-priced restaurants here and when you are eating out remember to try the Castradina, a famous local dish consisting of Lamb and Cabbage. The Venezianam (Veal liver) is also not to be missed.
An accommodation in San Marco?
San Marco is the so-called epicentre of Venice and probably the most popular location to rent an apartment in Venice. The size and grandeur of this piazza is something to see to be believed in. There are some fantastic bars (think the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice
) and restaurants here. San Marco is also the main transport link for excursions to the islands of Giudecca and Murano. The area is also famous for its designer shops
and other clothe shopping opportunities.» More about Venice