Venice Apartments

Venice is a one of a kind destination, a labyrinth of artistic and architectural wonders. Known for its gondolas, Carnival and San Marco Square, this beautiful and romantic city surprises even the most experienced tourist.

Located at the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea, Venice rests on one of a series of 117 islands distributed throughout the Venetian lagoon. Historically, this strategic position made Venice a trading powerhouse and major economic force. Nowadays, the uniqueness of Venice's water-based location and elegant canals are what make it one of the world's top travel destinations.
The historic centre of Venice is divided into six quarters ( sestieri ). These are: San Marco , Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce, Cannaregio and Castello . The city's main thoroughfare is the Grand Canal that intersects the middle of Venice, from the railway station to San Marco . The best way to visit Venice is by walking its maze-like streets, or, alternatively, to take a vaporetti , or motorboat bus . Although less romantic than a gondola, the vaporetti are also considerably cheaper.

Each sestieri has its own personality, and deciding where to rent a vacation flat in Venice really depends on which area meets your holiday needs best. All of the areas are full of beautiful palaces, basilicas, shops, excellent food and fine shopping, but each sestieri has something special that sets it apart. In San Marco , the splendor of the popular Piazzo San Marco is the most crowded area in Venice. Renting a flat in this centrally-located area provides immediate access to the Grand Canal and high end shopping. With both The Guggenheim and Accademia museum located in Dorsoduro , this is the ideal area to rent a holiday flat for art lovers. It's also known for its lively nightlife, so the charming streets around Campo Santa Margherita offer an excellent location to make a temporary home.

San Polo , is the oldest and most medieval part of Venice, featuring a maze of tiny streets, the famous fish market of Venice, bars and restaurants. This area can get a bit crowded during the high season, so for a calmer stay, rent a flat in Santa Croce . This is the least touristy sestieri in Venice, but still has loads of pizzerias, restaurants and bars. Cannaregio is a relatively quiet and quite beautiful area that is another great place to rent a flat, especially for those interested in shopping. Renting a vacation flat in Castello is a bit further away, but provides perhaps the opportunity to have a more typical Venetian experience, especially if you find a vacation apartment around Via Garibaldi or Campo Santa Maria Formosa .

Regardless in which sestieri you are located, renting a holiday flat in Venice offers a unique view on this magical city and the chance to be immersed in Venetian life.

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