Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Venice budget hotels but often includes Venice bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodations. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a San Marco, Venice budget hotel.
The San Marco district lies in the center of Venice. Is there anybody out there who hasn’t heard of Piazza San Marco which has been called “The drawing room of Europe”? This is the only square in Venice to merit the name Piazza; all the others are called Campi. In the words of Wikipedia “As the central landmark and gathering place for Venice, Piazza San Marco is extremely popular with tourists, photographers, and pigeons.” Given Venice’s relatively small size, you can enjoy San Marco without staying there, but you may wish to take advantage of this great location and stay in the neighborhood. For your convenience we have listed district hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
View from al Teatro Venice.
There are only three rooms in the Al Teatro Bed and Breakfast so you better reserve early in anything but the off-off season. The largest room has a balcony and can hold four beds. The Teatro in the name is Teatro La Fenice (the Phoenix) the Venice Opera House that has twice risen from the ashes. One of the owners was born in this very house so we are really talking about a family operation. The bed and breakfast address is Fondamenta della Fenice, San Marco 2554. The Al Teatro website is www.bedandbreakfastalteatro.com
The Ca dei Dogi Hotel.
The Ca dei Dogi Hotel offers six rooms and an attic apartment ensconced in a Fifteenth Century Palace a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Piazza. You get a view of the Doge’s Palace and breakfast in the courtyard. There’s a restaurant on-site where you can enjoy traditional Venetian specialties. Some of the rooms have private terraces and wall tapestries and mosaic tiles abound. The hotel address is Corte Santa Scolastica, Castello 4242. The Ca’ dei Dogi website is www.cadeidogi.itAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Veneto or other Italian wines.
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