Villas in Venice

Villas in Venice

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Highlights in Venice

  • Historical sights
  • Gondola ride
  • Romantic getaway
  • Canal city

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Villas in Venice

Enchanting villas to relax and enjoy the city

If you are looking for a comfortable villa with a charming and relaxing European style, Holidu has you covered in the wonderful province of Venice. Located in the region of Veneto, Italy, this city has beautiful villas with all the amenities and the colonial-picturesque style that would make you feel immediately at home. Venice is a place full of culture and wonders where you can find a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From rides down the Grand Canal in a Venetian gondola, exceptional restaurants, captivating museums, nighttime wonders and much more. This makes Venice the perfect place for a special vacation with your loved ones at any time of the year.

Relaxing and cozy villas with beautiful gardens

The villas in Venice are characterised by their European-colonial style, with earthy colors, and classic finishes that are pleased and comforting to the eye. They are ideal for large groups of people, as they are spacious and with an open concept for a greater mobility. They also have all the necessary amenities to make your trip more pleasant and stress-free and as a bonus most of them are pet-friendly. Something fantastic about these villas are their elegant terraces, and well-kept gardens perfect to spend a pleasant afternoon surrounded by nature. Ready to have a great time in Venice? Book your villa!

Travelers and activities

Venice for food lovers

If you are one of those who enjoys good food during your Vacations, in the province of Venice you will always find fantastic places to enjoy a good meal. There are different ways to fully enjoy the local cuisine of the city, but food tours are ideal for those who do not know where to start. These tours will take you to key places in the province such as Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, and Basilica dei Frari, enjoying the best cicchetti (street food) and the occasional drink in authentic bacari (old Venice taverns). For those who prefer to make their own recipes with fresh and quality ingredients, the city's food markets will not disappoint. One of the most important markets is the Rialto Market, some call it the heart of Venice, since it is very popular among tourists and locals looking for the most delicious fruits and vegetables, and also the freshest seafood. We can also find the Mercato Biologico Solidale Aeres, which specializes in conscientiously produced food, most of it by women from the prison on Giudecca island. It is the perfect place to shop in a quiet environment without too many crowds.

Venice for nightlife lovers

When night falls, Venice becomes a magical place full of mysteries. And what better way to explore these mysteries than on one of the city's night tours, where a tour guide will take you to see Venice's most incredible monuments by moonlight. You can also visit its narrow streets full of history and legends told by the locals of the area. During the tour you will visit the famous Venetian mask shops, where the yellowish illumination in contrast with the darkness of the night, will give you the feeling of being inside a fairy tale. Also at the end of this tour you will always find bars and restaurants that are open late into the night so that you can close the day on a high note. If you're wanting some well-crafted cocktails, Il Mercante Cocktail Bar is the place for you. If you're looking for a sophisticated and flavorsome snack to satisfy those late-night cravings, Osteria Al Squero has the food and the atmosphere.

The providence of Venice has a total of 177 canals. The Grand Canal is the biggest one and splits the city in two parts.

Top 7 travel tips in Venice

1. Take a ride on the Venice Gondolas

You can't come to Venice without taking a ride on the famous Gondolas along the water canals that surround the city. The Grand Canal is a favorite among tourists as it is the main canal of the city and where you can see Venice's architecture in detail. There are different tours where in addition to the gondola ride, you can have a romantic dinner inside the boat, songs sung by your gondolier, and visits to hidden gems and underrated monuments.

2. Explore Piazza San Marco

The incredible sculptures and lively atmosphere will captivate you in this must-see destination in Venice. This place is ideal for those who love photography, I assure you that you will not run out of things to take pictures of, including the Basilica of San Marco which rests with an imposing aura in the center of the square. You can also find many places to buy souvenirs, nice cafes and restaurants around the square, perfect for a relaxed but fun day out.

3. Learn about history in the Venetian Ghetto

If you are passionate about history, this place will be of great interest to you. This ghetto was the place where the Jewish population was crowded in the 16th century in the province of Venice. Today it is a tourist site-museum. Here you can enjoy its history, as well as the various Jewish-owned shops, bakeries and cafés that will give you a taste of their culture.

4. Taste craft beer in Cannaregio

. If you are a beer lover and are interested in getting to know more about this world, you can take one of the craft beer tasting tours in the neighborhood of Cannaregio. This tour will take you to the main craft beer bars in Venice, where you will see the different types of beer that are brewed in the province, and then move on to savor them with a delicious snack.

5. Discover Lido on a bike

The island of Lido is a very well-known island in the province, as it is where the Venice International Film Festival is held every year. You can enjoy the scenery of this enchanting island on fun bike tours, where you will surely visit the place where the red carpet of the famous festival takes place.

6. Satisfy your curiosity in the Natural History Museum

This place is perfect to go with your children and with those who are science fanatics. The exhibits range from the different types of dinosaurs, to the mysteries of the cosmos, as well as a dose of European history.

7. Visit Murano and Burano

These two islands are a must when visiting Venice. They are characterized by the picturesque and colorful facades of its houses, as well as the diverse shops that specialize in lace, fabrics and clothing in general. It is a good place for those who enjoy luxury and opulence. There are many tours that can take you to these islands, including private boat tours, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery and vibrant atmosphere.

Villas in Venice

An idyllic canal city

With its endless canals, rich history, and world-class dining, Venice is a completely unique city on the bucket lists of many. The city rests on 118 islands separated by over 150 canals, which are all connected by a series of footbridges. There are no cars in the city, and most of the islands can be reached on foot, but some require a water taxi to get to. This romantic, historically rich city is the ultimate destination for honeymooners, lovers, history buffs, and the culturally curious.

Finding your perfect Venice villa

There’s truly not a better way to embrace a getaway in the most romantic city in the world than by staying in a villa. Stay in a classic pastel Baroque-style villa, complete with authentic Italian flare and decor. If you wish to stay outside of the busy city, there are villas closer to nature for a peaceful getaway. Many villas in Venice come complete with private pools to beat the summer heat. Stay at a villa right on the edge of a canal for a true Venetian experience. There are several oversized villas, equipped with enough rooms to sleep many people. Pet-friendly villas are available for those traveling with pets.

Travelers and activities

Venice for couples

Venice is the ultimate destination for lovers, offering an endless array of romantic activity options. Book for a gondola ride for two, where you can glide through canals and soak up spectacular views of the surrounding city. Be sure to stroll through Fondamenta de Zattere, which is touted to be one of Venice’s most romantic neighborhoods. The neighborhood offers picturesque views of the Guidecca Canal, lined with charming pastel buildings on either side. It’s the perfect neighborhood to wander through. Grab a glass of wine at one of the many street cafés and watch the sunset over the water.

Venice for history buffs

If you love history and stunning works of architecture, then Venice is the perfect destination for you. Start at Doge’s Palace, which was built in 1340 as the residence of the leader of the former Republic. The massive, artfully detailed structure is an architectural wonder. You can tour the entire palace to learn about its history and see all the different exhibitions inside. Head to the 15th-century palace, Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’d’Oro, also known as “The House of Gold.” The magnificent palace features ornate details and gold leaf gilds, hence its nickname. It has been operating as a museum since 1927, and is now regarded as the best surviving palace in Venetian Gothic architecture. You can do a tour of the grounds to see the magnificent details of this historic masterpiece for yourself.

Did you know that Venice was once an independent empire. For over a thousand years, from 697 AD until 1797 AD, the independent Republic of Venice ruled the land all the way to Crete and most of the Balkan coastline.

Top 7 travel tips in Venice

1. Try the gelato

A trip to Italy isn’t complete without filling up on as much gelato as possible. Italians are experts on making the best of the best when it comes to gelato. You’ll find homemade gelato shops all over Venice in a variety of creative and unique flavors. Be sure to try the local favorites, like pistachio, ricotta, olive oil, and lemon-lavender.

2. Visit St. Mark's Basilica

Steeped in history, intricate details, and a Byzantine design structure, St. Mark’s Basilica is considered one of the famous churches in Venice. The stunning work of architecture resembles something out of a painting with its stunning arches and artful touches. You can tour the inside and see the iconic mosaic work throughout the building. This is one of the busiest attractions in the city, so be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds!

3. Stroll across the biggest bridge in the city

Rialto Bridge is believed to be over 1,000 years old, and it's also the biggest bridge to stretch across the Grand Canal in Venice. Stroll across the bridge, or ride a gondola just under it.

4. Visit San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the bigger islands in Venice. It’s also peaceful, quiet, and absolutely stunning. You can easily hop on the Vaporetto Water Bus to reach the island. From here you can see spectacular views of the San Giorgio Maggiore Church, wander through Osteria Al Squero, snack on crostinis, and cool off with an Aperol Spritz.

5. Wander through St. Mark's Square

This is the main public square of Venice, and it goes by two names: Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark’s Square. The picturesque area is home to several of Venice’s top attractions, including the clock tower, Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basillica, Campanile, and the Bridge of Sighs. This is also where you’ll find an endless variety of cafés, restaurants, gelato shops, and boutiques.

6. Browse the Acqua Alta Bookshop

This post-card-worthy bookshop is one of the city’s hidden gems, and a true work of art in itself. You’ll find heaps of colorfully bound books in a variety of languages, stacked from floor to ceiling. It’s worth stepping inside just to view the charming, one-of-a-kind sight. Even the stairs are made of books!

7. The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs is one of Venice’s most popular sights. Most people view the bridge by standing on a lesser known bridge directly across, which is always packed with crowds. What most people don’t know is that you can even walk inside the Bridge of Sighs. You can access the bridge from inside the Doge’s Palace and walk to the other side of the canal from inside the bridge! There are plenty of tiny windows from inside the bridge on the way across, so you can sneak some views of the surrounding islands and sights.

FAQs: Villas in Venice

Which filters are the most important for travelers during their stay in Venice?

When looking at the data from Holidu, when travelers browse for villas in Venice, the most utilized filters are: pool (25%), internet (12%), and a balcony (9%). Last year, the majority of people searching used at least one of these options when finding the perfect villa.

Which types of amenities can you expect to find at the villas in Venice?

Among the amenities offered by Holidu, it appears that the villas in Venice benefit from everything that travelers want! Here, the villas generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: internet (87%), air-conditioning (70%), and garden (57%)...What are you waiting for?

How are the reviews for the villas in Venice?

On average, the villas get quite positive reviews. Last year's data reveals that 30% of villas have a rating average of 4.5 stars. This is a quite high percentage which allows us to confirm that you will without a doubt find the ideal villa for a wonderful vacation!

Are the villas in Venice suitable for families with children?

According to the Holidu database, 43% of villas in Venice are child-friendly, so you won't have a problem finding the perfect villa for you and your family.

Are the villas in Venice suitable for travelers and their pets?

Yes! In Venice, 26% of the villas accept them, 57% even have a garden!

Do the villas in Venice generally have Wi-Fi?

Of course! Based on the last year, 87% of villas in Venice offer internet connection. You will be able to stay connected throughout your stay!

What are the prices like for villas in Venice?

Based on the last year, there are less than 40% of villas in Venice that cost less than $100 per night. They can be very expensive, 17% are even at more than $500 a night.

Do the villas in Venice typically have a fireplace or a pool?

Good news! According to the last year, many villas in Venice have a fireplace. Therefore, it is the perfect destination for a winter getaway!

Are the villas in Venice suitable for trips with friends or rather for a weekend break as a couple?

Based on last year, 87% of villas are perfect for families with up to four guests. Approximately 87% of the villas here are made up of at least two separate bedrooms. Venice is the perfect destination for families of four!

At the villas in Venice are you able to have a beautiful view and spend time outside?

43% of villas have a balcony or terrace, and 35% have a view, but since it is not very common so availability can be selective. If this is a priority for you, you should anticipate a bit more time for research, and use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find the villa perfect for you. However, 57% of villas in Venice have gardens, where you can bask in the sun. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 30% of the villas have them.

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