Enjoy a fantastic 3 nights break at the 4* Hotel Bella Venezia - Venice Island. This exclusive deal includes a FREE Venice Gondola Ride.
Venice, gateway to the Orient, is one of the few cities in the world that can be truly described as unique. Over an extraordinarily long period, the city was embellished with monuments of rare splendour that today make it a tourist attraction like none other in the entire world.
Venice is without doubt one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the world, and is always admired by the many tourists that visit throughout the year. There are several tourist information branches operated by the Azienda di Promozione Turistica, located on the Piazza San Marco, the Piazzale Roma, the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, the Lungomare Adriatico, the Venice Pavilion and the Stazione di Santa Lucia. A further tourism outlet is conveniently situated in the arrivals hall at the Marco Polo Airport. If you have time for day trips, there are also many interesting towns to explore, such as Burano, Murano, Padua, Torcello, Verona and Vicenza.
Gondolas are one of Venice’s most famous symbols worldwide. This typical Venetian boat is extremely ancient and is the result of a series of extremely complex craft techniques. A gondola is 11 meters long and weighs 600 kilograms. In spite of its considerable weight it is quite ease to manoeuvre by just one person using a single oar. We recommend you visit the Squero (boatyard) at San Trovaso where gondolas are still made today by the master craftsmen using the ancient techniques.
A Gondola tour of Venice is one of the quintessential things to do and a must for all visitors to this historic city. Avoid haggling over inflated prices with the Gondelieri and enjoy a tour at a fixed time when the waterways are at their most peaceful and relaxing.
Gondolas are synonymous with Venice and you cannot leave this beautiful city without taking a relaxing sojourn along the Grand Canal and the minor canals that crisscross the heart of the city. Gondolas were once the main means of transportation for Venetian nobility and as you glide silently along the waterways enjoy views of the majestic Venetian Palaces and historic buildings that line the canal sides. You will be accompanied by an experienced Gondeliere who will point out all the famous landmarks along the route. Among the many highlights you will see the glorious Baroque Salute Church that was built to commemorate the end of Venice's most severe and devastating plague, the ill-fated Ca Dario Palace, La Fenice Opera House, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart’s home in Venice, the Guggenheim Museum & Peggy Guggenheims former home and a selection of Byzantine Palaces that reflect the great prosperity enjoyed by Venetians during the times of the Serenissima Republic.
1) 35-minute ride aboard a traditional gondola
2) Experienced Gondeliere
Details of the Tour:
1) Departure Location - The tour starts near St. Marks Square.
2) Departs - Daily 11 March-12 November; Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 13 November-31 December and 10 February-10 March. Does not operate 1 January-9 February.
3) Start Times - 1 April-29 October: 3.45pm Monday to Saturday and 1.00pm on Sundays; 30 October-10 March: 1.45pm; 11-31 March: 3.45pm Monday to Saturday and 1.00pm Sundays.
4) Duration - 35 minutes.
Dress Code/What to Bring:
Casual. Dress according to the weather for that day.
This is a shared Gondola Ride. There is a maximum of 6 persons in the gondola.
Hotel Bella Venezia is located in Calle dei Fabbri, in the heart of Venice, just few steps from Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark Square. It is easily reachable by all the public and private service on duty in Venice.
The sixteenth century palace in which Hotel Bella Venezia is sited in, has been completely respected and restored in accord with the Italian Belle Arti. The works, ended by the middle of year 2006; have gifted back the ancient splendour to each Venetian bedrooms; rooms that offer precious views over canals, streets, and suggestive roofs with the Saint Mark bell tower as picture on the ground.
All the wide rooms and suites contain elegant Venetian furniture and glasses, but in the same time they offer all the contemporary technology comforts.
Our highly formed hotel staff and professional manners will enrich your stay much more comfortable and unforgettable as well.
The privileged position of the hotel permits to the guest to reach us easily, using public or private transportation. Please check the links below to find the best way to arrive in hotel by the transportation you’ve chosen.
The Hotel Bella Venezia has 24 rooms all of great atmosphere with typical Venetian pavements, bathroom in granite and marble, of which two purposely conceived for disabled , furnished with charm and sense of every equilibrium in single detail, these rooms are the ideal oasis of peace and relax after a visit to the beauties of art of Venice.
To ensure a relaxing experience and to meet the different needs of our guest we offers 04 typology of room, all have in common a careful and personalized service, the guarantee of a security system that in all the areas of the hotel is taken advantage of most modern devices, and the comfort available in the room.