Venice where to stay and what to do:
If you are flying into Venice the airport is on the mainland and you need to get to Venice proper by water taxi or water bus. Here is a website to help out:
If you want to splurge, but it's well worth it, arrive on the typical Venetian water Taxi to your hotel it's about an hour by water but arriving this way is breath taking... just walk down to the dock, follow water taxi signs it will cost about $135 for two.
If you choose to go there before or after your stay at the farmhouse you can actually turn in your rental car, make sure you check with your rental car company first, in Civitanova (30 mins from the house) and take the train up to Venice about 4hrs. If you've never taken a train in Europe you really should experience it.
You will need to change trains in Bologna .......
It is very easy to drive to Venice from the farmhouse (4hrs) and park in the car park on the mainland and take the ferry over to the islands. You can buy a ferry ticket that will let you get on and off for how ever many days you are going to be there.
Once there you must take a Gondola Ride, have gelato in St Mark's Square, visit the Guggenheim collection, take a tour of the Dodge's Palace's, hope over to the other islands, Murano, Burano, to see the making of Venetian glass. Maybe take a dinner cruise on a Galleon ship. Go see an Opera in a gorgeous theatre where you move from room to room for each act. If you happen to be in country during Carnevale you won't regret coming during the winter. It's a once in a life time experience to be part of.
Where to Stay: you can click on the hotel name it will take you to CheapHotels.com and then click on filter and enter the hotel name or any other hotel you might like
Casa Nicolo Priuli- In our opinion best place to stay in Venice on a small canal, breakfast served on your private patio, it could not get any better. We stayed as a couple in the XII Sec room with balcony overlooking the canal amazing room.
Appartamenti Draghi a Venzia- we stayed here with Justice and friends in the 3 bedroom apartment, space was amazing right off St Mark's square the only downside is it was noisy because it backs up to a restaurant.
Ca Maria Callas- stayed here with just my daughter in a room, canal view, newly renovated room, difficult to fine but owners were very nice.
Dimora Marciana- Another more affordable option not on a canal but right off St Marks Square we just recently stayed at with my mom and her friend so we have several beautiful rooms and it was very nice.
Be very careful when booking places to stay in Venice as you may end up with something back on the mainland and not on Venice proper, so just make sure you check the address on a map.
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you will be the only tourists there it's a local hangout, enjoy!