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Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay?

Choosing a hotel can be the most difficult part of a trip, but we have useful tips that can help you with that mission! Where to stay in Venice? Follow our tips and advices :)

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Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay?

Hello dears! I hope you are well! Today I will list for you some hotels in Venice. Many people find it difficult to choose a good hotel, either because they have no indication or because they are in doubt as to whether they are making a good choice, well: your problems are over! Let’s find out  the neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

Hotels, apartments, pensions, rooms for rent, inns, summer houses, hostels, in short, you’ll have a thousand options. And this is obviously reflected in the wide variation of prices. The farther you are from the San Marco area, the less you’ll pay for accommodation, so you need to understand exactly what you’re looking for. Convenience? Comfort? Or a more economical option? Understand the divisions of the neighborhoods in Venice on the map below. Read Venice for groups!

Map of Venice Neighborhoods

Where to stay in Venice?

1) Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? IN THE SAN MARCO AREA

San Marco is the most famous neighborhood and at some times of the year it is difficult to walk around, because the city is crowded.

If you want to save money, a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion you can make your reservation right now and guarantee good prices 😉

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices 😉

Do you like a lot of comfort? Are you on your honeymoon or celebrating a special occasion? Then see some luxury accommodation options in the best area of Venice.

2) Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? IN CASTELLO AREA

Castello is the largest of all the “sestieri” (neighborhoods) and has an incredible waterside for good walks, in addition to being full of cafes, bars and shops. They are not cheap places to stay, but it facilitates access to the most famous tourist spots and, with that, saves on transportation, as it is possible to do everything on foot!

If you want to save, a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices 😉

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

3) Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? IN CANNAREGIO OR DORSODURO AREA

If you want something calmer, choose Cannaregio or Dorsoduro; in the latter, the nightlife is particularly active, ideal for lovers of busy bars and places to have good drinks!

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices 😉

4) Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? IN THE SAN POLO AREA

San Polo is ideal if you want something comfortable, close to some sights, but more modest. I think this neighborhood is in a great position so I recommend it a lot.

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices 😉

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

5) Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? IN THE SANTA CROCE AREA

Santa Croce is home to the important bus station in Piazzale Roma, which makes it very easy to get off the beaten track, including going to Santa Lucia if you want to make a stopover.

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices 😉

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

Don’t want to stay on the island? No problems! Search for Mestre, Campalto or Favaro Veneto, which are the mainland cities of Venice and offer excellent accommodation options. A little further from Piazzale Roma, about 20 minutes by water transport, they do not have magnificent views from the bedroom windows, but it is ideal for those who want to save on accommodation.

Tips

  • The tip to save A LOT is to book your hotel in advance.
  • As we also mentioned: beware of excess baggage! It is very complicated to get around with large volumes in Venice because of the bridges, stairs and narrow streets.

Let’s get to know the neighborhoods of Venice better?

Now let’s get to know details about each neighborhood. Venice may seem confusing; something like a huge maze of canals and bridges, but the main island is very well organized and divided into six neighborhoods. They are: San Marco, San Polo, Dorsoduro, Cannaregio, Castello and Santa Croce. Shall we know them?

Where to stay in Venice?

1) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: SAN MARCO

San Marco, home to one of the city’s postcards, is the oldest in the city. Despite being the smallest of them, it is where the heart of Venice beats: the famous Basilica San Marco, dedicated to the city’s patron, is the highlight of the neighborhood and one of the most visited places by tourists from all over the world. It is also the first place to flood when the famous acqua alta’(hight tide) happens, which is the phenomenon where the tide rises and literally occupies the city. This is where the Doge’s Palace, the Campanile and, of course, Piazza San Marco are located.

Piazza San Marco

The distance from Santa Lucia station to the downtown, Piazza San Marco, is approximately 2.3 km and you can walk there, although it is not the best option, even for convenience reasons: think that you will be with luggage and, probably, with the tiredness of the trip already ‘screaming in your body’. The best option, in terms of cost benefit, is to take a vaporetto, a very common means of transport in the city. Take the boat at the point of Ferrovia B; then get off at the closest station to your hotel (always check the nearest stop on the hotel website). The ride takes 20 minutes. Read here How to use the vaporetto in Venice?

2) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: SAN POLO

It is the neighborhood where the famous Rialto Bridge is located and was chosen by residents who wanted to ‘escape’ from high tide floods. Crowded with shops, bars and restaurants, it is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Venice. It has also been there, since 1097, the notorious Venice Market. Once there, take the opportunity to also visit the Basilica dedicated to Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, which was built in 1478 and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Venice. To get from Santa Lucia station to San Polo, it will take you about 17 minutes by vaporetto. The distance is 1.1 km, but it makes a few stops along the way. Get off at the San Stae stop.

3) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: DORSODURO

On the southwest side of Venice, the neighborhood got its name from being located in one of the highest areas of the city, in addition to being in a very stable geographic region compared to the rest of the city. No wonder its name means something like ‘hard back’. This is the university district, so it is where most of the city’s young population is concentrated.

The Famous Art Galleries

The neighborhood is also home to the city’s two main galleries: the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Two of the main tourist spots, however, are its two churches: the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Church of San Sebastian. Passing through the Grand Canale (the city’s main canal), which passes through Venice from end to end, you can also see the Ca’Rezzonico Palace and the Square called Campo Santa Margherita, ideal for those who like the excitement of day and night! To get from Santa Lucia station to Dorsoduro, take the vaporetto on Ferrovia B and get off at the St. Tomà DX stop. The ride time is approximately 27 minutes.

4) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: CANNAREGIO

To the north of the city is where Santa Lucia Station, the most famous in Venice, is located. It is the most populous, but, from the tourist point of view, it is perhaps one of the least interesting. A place worth visiting is the Jewish Ghetto, in the heart of the neighborhood, with its beautiful synagogues. To get from Santa Lucia to Cannaregio, take the vaporetto on Ferrovia B and get off at the San Marcuola Casino stop. It will take you about 10 minutes.

5) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: CASTELLO

To the east of the island, it received this name because it houses a castle built there in Roman times. It is the largest neighborhood in Venice and encompasses the tourist area, close to the Doge’s Palace, and goes to the part where the residences of the former shipyard workers are located, which is also located in the region. The neighborhood is almost completely taken over by an old shipyard, the Arsenale, in addition to having some historic buildings. It is worth visiting the largest church in Venice, the Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo and visiting the Naval Museum, which is incredible! To get to Castello from Santa Lucia, take the vaporetto on Ferrovia C and get off at the Arsenale stop. The ride takes about 35 minutes.

6) Knowing the Neighborhoods of Venice: SANTA CROCE

To close the ‘sestieri’, we have Santa Croce, which is a kind of entry and exit from the city. It is the only region in Venice that allows motor vehicles to circulate (with some limitations). There is also Piazzale Roma, a bus station that provides buses to and from Venice airport to the center and vice versa.

About the Neighborhood

It is the most humble neighborhood in the city, but its streets are super pleasant. It mixes with industrial districts and few attractions for tourists, but very important for the city. It has no major tourist attractions and is used, for the most part, as parking. In spite of everything, it has three small churches that can be interesting to visit: the Church of San Giacomo dell’Orio, the Church of San Nicola di Tolentino and the Church of San Simeon Grando.

To get to Santa Croce from Santa Lucia, take the vaporetto from the station on Ferrovia C and get off at Piazzale Roma station. If you prefer (it’s even easier!), take a direct bus from the airport that stops at Piazzale Roma, which is where the city’s bus station is.

Take a look at these maps to understand how the city is organized:

How were these hotels chosen?

The hotels were chosen considering three main concepts: evaluation, location and daily rate. I want to make it clear that NONE of these hotels sponsored this post. The daily rates may vary from the values shown due to demand, time of year and availability of rooms. Please always check directly when booking with Booking.com.

Find out more about Accommodation in Italy!

Would you like to see hotel options in Venice? So read our other post Where to sleep in Venice! And if you have no experience booking hotels in Italy, then learn now with our special posts! “How to book a hotel in Italy without making a mistake! and Difference between hotel categories in Italy!


Conclusion

Neighborhoods in Venice: where to stay? Venice has options for everyone, including the most severe tourist! Its churches, bars, restaurants and shops attract our eyes and make us want to explore the whole city, from end to end! If you feel insecure or have no time, and need help to organize your trip, do not hesitate to look for me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Continue reading this post until the end and you will understand how can we make your life and journey easier ????

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