Venice, or Venezia as it is called in Italy, is probably the most romantic place in the world! But it also offers a lot more than being the city of love. It also has one of the best carnivals on the planet and is famous worldwide for its architecture and art.
No matter what your reason to visit Venice is, you won’t waste a minute of your stay as Venice hostels are centrally located. You will be walking distance from the main attractions like the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square, and you’ll have restaurants and bars at your doorstep. Hostels in Venice are a good option if you are looking for cheap accommodation. You will easily find cheap hostels in Venice be it in the San Marco, the Cannaregio or the Dorsoduro neighbourhoods. The best hostels in Venice even have their own bars! And if you can’t get enough of Venetian history during the day, what about staying in the hostel in Venice that used to be an ancient monastery?
Visit Venice between September and November to avoid tourists. If not, make sure to book well in advance to find cheap hostels, or to secure a private room in the hostel of your choice if you plan a romantic weekend with someone special.
There are six districts in Venice (also called sestieri), the most famous one being the district of San Marco where you’ll find the world-renowned square of the same name. If it’s Italian art you are looking for, Dorsoduro is your district. Head to San Polo if you want to try some of Venice’s best restaurants. For a feel of authentic Venice, Cannaregio is your best option.
So, you’ve crossed the Rialto Bridge and San Marco square off your list and are unsure what to do next? You might find inspiration in the following article, bursting with pieces of advice from people who went to Venice before you: Your insider tips for Venice. If it’s the hidden gems of Venice you are after, have a look at this list of out of the beaten tracks things to do in Venice.
To get around Venice, the obvious choice is to take a gondola. Less expensive is the vaporetto, a Venetian waterbus. If you are running late, you can call a water taxi but that will be your most expensive option to travel around Venice.