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Few steps from Piazza San Marco

10 great things to do in Venice!


1) San Marco Square

Visit the Basilica, up to Bell Tower, Doge’s Palace and its Secret Itineraries. 

2) Grand Canal and its wonderful palaces

Vaporetto Tour, line 1 - The easiest and most effective way to explore Venice is by walking, but to admire the majestic palaces that overlook the Grand Canal we suggest a vaporetto tour - line 1. It’s fascinating.

3) Walking around the Rialto Market

A walk to Rialto market is needed. Existing for over 1000 years, it's a real treat to wander among its colorful stalls to discover local products such as the "baby artichokes",  “bruscandoli" and "sparesee".

In the evening Rialto is populated by local people and you can dine at one of the many restaurants with stunning views.

4) Museums and Concerts

Academy of Fine Arts, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' D'Oro, Museo Correr, Peggy Guggenheim, San Rocco, Frari Church, Natural History Museum, Punta della Dogana, Teatro la Fenice, Musica a Palazzo.

5) Nightlife

THE SPRITZ is our favorite cocktail and you will find it everywhere. You just have to choose between the variants notes: Aperol, Select or Bitter! Cheers!

Hard Rock Cafe, Il Muro, TARNOWSKA’S American Bar, SANTA MARGHERITA and RIALTO.

Happy Hour on the Panoramic Terrace at Hilton Hotel – Giudecca (vaporetto stop "Palanca").

6) Restaurants

Da Raffaele (Famiglia Salmaso)$$ fish/meat10% OFF FOR OUR GUESTS
Osteria di Santa Marina $$$ fish GORGEOUS
Agli Alboretti $$$ fish/meat FOR RISOTTI LOVERS
Trattoria Anzolo Raffaele $$ fish/meatGLUTEN FREE
Ristorante Local $$ fish/meat FANCY ONE
Osteria da Bepi $$ fish/meat VERY TYPICAL AND DELI
Da Rioba $$ fish WE LOVE THIS PLACE
Da Fiore (S. Polo) $$$ fish LUXURY AND MUCH ELSE
Al Bacareto $ fish/meat VERY LOCAL AND APPRECIATED
Osteria L’Orto dei Mori $$ fish NICE PLACE
Vini Da Gigio $$ fish GREAT BACCALA' (STOCKFISH)


Bacari and Trattorie serving local “cicheti”

CICCHETTI - also "cichetti" or "cicheti" in Venetian language are small snacks or side dishes, typycally served in traditional "Bàcari" - cicchetti bars or osterie.

  • Osteria alla Vedova
  • Al Mercà
  • Cantina Da Schiavi
  • Bancogiro,
  • Il Muro
  • Ai Rusteghi - $$

7) Walking Tour

There is nothing better than getting lost in the streets and squares of Venice. Wandering at random through the city you will come across fascinating fields, palaces, churches and Venetian streets that will reveal the most "hidden" of the city. Let yourself be lulled by the magic of enchanting atmosphere.

  • Venice Ghetto, Zattere, Via Garibaldi and the gardens of St. Helena.
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  • Scala Contarini "Del Bovolo"

8) Murano, Burano and Torcello

Murano, famous all over the world for glass workshop.

Burano, for its wonderful colored houses and handmade laces. Don’t forget to buy “bussolà”, typical Burano biscuits.

Torcello, where all began over 1000 years ago.

9) Gondola Tour

Don’t miss the unique routes among the magical Lagoon canals, on the romantic gondola! It’s a must for everyone!

10) Lido di Venezia

The golden beach hosting the most prestigious Film Festival in the world.


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On January 27 at 9.00 am at the door of the Hotel Ala was held the ceremony relating to the laying of a stumbling block in memory of Fanny Finzi, One of our fellow Jewish citizens who was deported and killed in Auschwitz and whose last home was right at  2494 of the Sestiere S. Marco, today Hotel Ala.

This initiative is part of the commemorations for the Day of Remembrance that is celebrated on January 27 each year in memory of the victims of the Nazi and Fascist persecutions.

Don’t be scared by the tide in Venice: here an explanation of how it works and why you can keep coming to our beautiful city in total safety.

Venice Tide is measured  onMedium See Level.

MSL 80cm/31 inches = 0 cm/0 inches tide in the city (0%)

MSL 120cm/47 inches = 40 cm/15 inches tide in lowest areas (10%)

MSL 140cm/55 inches= 60 cm/23 inches tide in lowest areas (25%)

Last max 3 hours before is all over. It's NOT a Tsunami, the sea water bubbles out from the drains on the streets and then comes over from some canals.

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