Venice

Venice

The City of Bridges

Explore the canals and islands of this Italian icon

 

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and beguiling places in the world. Water is of course its dominant feature, with 100 canals and 400 bridges linking the islands on which the city is built. A culture-lover’s paradise, it has numerous historical monuments, museums, churches and art galleries. Our 5 star hotels in Venice are the ideal base from which to explore this elegant city.

The Orient Express

One of the best ways to start luxury holidays in Venice is with a trip on the Orient Express from London, made famous by the Agatha Christie novel. The art deco interior of the carriages will transport you back to a more glamorous, bygone era and ensure that you arrive in style.

Eating and drinking in Venice

The garden islands and aquaculture of the area surrounding Venice means that there’s an abundance of fresh fish and vegetables served throughout the city. Dine in one of the canalside bistros and enjoy lavish seafood banquets and traditional pasta dishes with lovely views of the water. If you’re looking for a snack, the city has many eateries serving various cicheti dishes, which are similar to Spanish tapas. Accompany your meal with a glass of sparkling prosecco - the city’s favourite alcoholic beverage.

The art of Venice

To see some of the world’s best art and architecture, head to the famous central square, Piazza San Marco. Here, you can marvel at the great St. Mark’s Basilica and head up the bell tower for fantastic views across the city. The sun-kissed square also houses a variety of restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or bite to eat and spend the afternoon people-watching.

Away from the busy Piazza San Marco, there are many other treasures to see. Art-lovers should head to the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni to see the huge painting by Carpaccio of St. George and the Dragon. More fine art can be seen in the Church of Madonna dell’Orto, which houses celebrated paintings such as Cima’s Saint John the Baptist with Other Saints.

The Academia is perhaps the best museum in Venice and is home to Bellini’s San Giobbe altarpiece.

Gondolas and boats

With no roads, the only way to get around Venice is by boat. A ride in a gondola can be a romantic experience for couples, but it also offers a charming way to see the sights of the city. There are also public ferries and taxi boats that transport passengers to various destinations.

If you fancy a change of scenery, hop on board a yacht which will take you to the nearby lagoons and islands. You can even stay on the boat overnight if you want more time to explore.

The ultimate holiday

At Azure, we offer a range of luxury hotels in Venice. We want to make sure you experience the ultimate holiday, which is why each one has been handpicked for its top-class comfort, service and location.  

To find out more about our high quality accommodation and lavish holiday packages in Venice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

where to stay

 
  1. Aman Venice

    Aman Venice

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    Aman Venice is as luxurious and charming as the city it finds itself in. Located in a palazzo by the side of the picturesque Grand Canal, the hotel includes private gardens and boasts a number of decorative treasures, including gilded ceilings, 16th-century wall coverings and Tiepolo frescoes. Despite its historical influences, the accommodation includes a range of modern amenities and facilities to ensure your stay is as comfortable and convenient as possible.

  2. Venice Simplon-Orient Express

    Venice Simplon-Orient Express

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    The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is an iconic train known for its art deco design and luxury service. Taking passengers from London to Venice, a trip on this glamorous train will transport you back in time to the golden age of travel
  3. The Gritti Palace – Venice

    The Gritti Palace – Venice

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    Located next to Venice’s Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace is a historic hotel offering luxury accommodation and top-class service.
  4. Sina Centurion Palace

    Sina Centurion Palace

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    Overlooking Venice’s famous Grand Canal, the 5 star Sina Centurion Palace has a marvellous Gothic façade with a contemporary, luxurious interior. With a prime location, first-class accommodation and superb facilities, it’s easy to understand why it was voted the Best Waterside Hotel in the Condé Nast Johansens 2018 awards
  5. Palazzo Giovanelli

    Palazzo Giovanelli

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    If you’re looking for an elegant hotel in the heart of Venice that offers luxurious comfort and supreme hospitality, Palazzo Giovanelli ticks all the right boxes. Ideally located, the hotel overlooks the Grand Canal, next to San Stae church and near to the famous St. Mark's Square. The building dates back to the 1500s and has a long history of housing notable guests, including Mozart and Frederick Christian IV, the King of Denmark.
  6. Hotel Danieli

    Hotel Danieli

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    Hotel Danieli combines three former palaces into one luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Venice, it offers visitors the perfect base from which to explore the city’s famous attractions and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
  7. Ca'sagredo

    Ca'sagredo

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    Dating back to the 15th century, Ca'sagredo boasts the status of a National Monument. With a central location in the heart of Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal, this opulent hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the city.
  8. Belmond Hotel Cipriani

    Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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    Belmond Hotel Cipriani can be found nestled on Giudecca Island, just a five-minute boat ride from Venice’s famous St. Mark’s Square. The hotel oozes glamour and offers breathtaking views of the lagoon.

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