Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (II)
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: Canonici di San Marco
About fifteen miles from Venice there is luxury camping at Canonici di San Marco. Here you will find tent sleeping for one to four people on a raised wooden platform with a terrace, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Bikes are available.
You don’t need a car to stay at Canonici di San Marco. You can walk along a canal to Mira Mirano and hop the train to Venice’s Santa Lucia train station, only a twenty-minute trip.
Travelers wanting to do yoga on their trip can go to the Future Yoga school in Mirano for classes.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Foscari Palace
The Foscari Palace, a luxury hotel in a 16th century palace on the Grand Canal, in front of the Cà d'Oro, has twenty-three rooms with free WiFi.
This is lavish Venetian living with modern conveniences mixed with glorious old style.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Hotel Abbazia
Housed in a refurbished monastery near the train station with an internal courtyard garden, the Hotel Abbazia offers free Wi-Fi in its smoke-free rooms.
Sleep like a monk, but in more luxurious surroundings and enjoy a respite in the inner garden.
Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Hotel Messner
In a quiet neighborhood in Dorsoduro, the Hotel Messner is within short walks of the Guggenheim galleries and the Santa Maria di Salute. Messner has forty rooms in the main building and annex—doubles start at 110 euros for the night, breakfast included. There is a restaurant in the hotel as well.
Started by Maria Messner in 1940 as a guesthouse for students, teachers and travelers, the hotel has grown through the decades into a full service small hotel. All rooms have private baths and Internet.
Hotel Messner is on the corner of Fondamenta de Ca’ Bala & Nuovo Catecum, Dorsoduro, 213/216