Venice Holidays by Rail

V enice, in the North East of Italy, is comprised of over one hundred small islands, famously linked by a series of canals. Gondolas ferry tourists and locals to their destinations which may include St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Piazza San Marco. The Venice Simplon-Orient Express and high-speed trains connecting Venice to Rome, Florence, Milan and the rest of Italy, terminate at the Santa Lucia station which opens out onto the Grand Canal.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Venice

Hotel Bisanzio

Combining the traditional Venetian style with a great location and modern facilities, the Hotel Bisanzio is a great base in Venice, just 10 minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square. Guest rooms come with free Wi-Fi, wooden floors and Murano-glass lamps. There is also a delicious buffet breakfast served daily.

Hotel Gabrielli

Set in a 14th-century Venetian Palazzo, this elegant hotel overlooks the Venetian Lagoon, and is a short walk from St Mark’s Square.

Rooms feature beautiful Venetian-style furnishings and modcons including flat screen TVs.

Palazzo Giovanelli

With panoramic views over the Grand Canal, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli dates back to the 16th century. St Mark’s Square is just a few stops away on the water bus. This former palace has been home to the Doge of Venice, and Mozart’s family. The spacious lounges feature Murano-glass chandeliers and elegant Italian furniture.

Bauer L’Hotel & Il Palazzo

Located just off the famous St Mark’s Square, this splendid hotel is an icon of Venice. The hotel consists of the Bauer L’Hotel, the Casanova Rooms annexe and the palatial Bauer Il Palazzo, which fronts onto the Grand Canal. The De Pisis restaurant is known throughout the city for its quality and service.

Luna Baglioni Hotel

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Luna Baglioni is simply the best in Venetian opulence. Housed in a magnificent Venetian Palace, the hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant, Canova, as well as Caffe Baglioni, where delicious coffees and pastries are available throughout the day.

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