Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (I)
Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Ancient Venice Bed & Breakfast
The Ancient Bed & Breakfast offers basic rooms for very reasonable rates in the low-key Dorsoduro district.
The Ancient is newly renovated, but the floors are mosaic marble from 1826. Rooms are available with either private or shared baths and all rooms include breakfast, served in the tearoom on the first floor.
On the Campo St. Barnaba, the Ancient is within easy walking distance of the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Guggenheim Museum.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Ca' Riccio
Ca’ Riccio, by the beautiful marble church (pictured) in Campo Miracoli, is an old house renovated with tile floors. Rooms all have private bathrooms and breakfast is included.
Ca’ Riccio also offers three apartments in separate locations for those wanting their own kitchen facilities.
Ca'Riccio is on the border of the Canneregio and Castello districts north of the Rialto Bridge and near La Dolfin restaurant.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Camping San Nicolo
There is no camping in Venice, except on Lido. There you can camp at San Nicolo using your own tent or rent one from them. They also rent caravans, mobile homes, and bicycles.
There is no biking in Venice either. That you must save for the garden islands and Lido, the easternmost island that is a seven-mile long, narrow sandbar with a string of beaches. Two long main avenues run the length of the island. By the Santa Maria Elisabetta vaporetto stop is the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, a nearly half-mile boulevard running from west to east. Look for bike-rental shops and enjoy the level biking. You can also rent kayaks on Lido and paddle between the islands.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Corte Grimani
The Corte Grimani has fifteen apartments suited for two to five people ranging in price from 250 to 430 euros per apartment per night.
Located in the heart of the city, the renovated 17th century palace has a private courtyard and rooms overlooking the canal.