Venice is the quintessential floating city, a jewel envied by the whole world. A favorite destination for lovers, Venice is one of the most extraordinary and unique UNESCO heritage sites in the world. The city is spread across more than 100 islands within a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Iconic bridges, prestigious museums, historic churches, and islands where the centuries-old tradition of artisan glassmaking is still passed down: Venice is all of this and more.
Quarto d'Altino is the ideal destination to explore the wonders of the Veneto region with utmost convenience. Just a few minutes by car from Venice's Marco Polo Airport, the town of Quarto d'Altino is situated on the remains of the ancient Ad Quartum, a settlement dating back to the Roman Empire era, traversed by the Via Gallica. The B&B Hotel Quarto d'Altino boasts a strategic location, nestled in the beautiful Venetian lagoon, and just a short distance from Venice, Treviso, and Jesolo, allowing you to combine culture, art, and entertainment.
Chioggia is located in the southernmost part of the Venetian lagoon, nestled between the Delta of the Po River and Venice. Traces of its past are still evident in the historic center, where the Tower of Sant'Andrea stands out, housing the world's oldest clock, and where historic palaces and buildings line the Canal Vena. Another emblematic place in Chioggia is the Pescheria, the famous fish market that tells the maritime soul of the lagoon city.
Looking for a hotel offer in Chioggia near Venice? Welcome to our B&B Hotel Chioggia Airone! The property is located 50 meters from bus stops and 100 meters from the pier for boats and vaporettos that lead to Venice. B&B Hotel Chioggia Airone offers a wide range of services, including a private beach a few meters away, two outdoor pools, one dedicated to children, and two restaurants open for both lunch and dinner. The hotel also features two spacious conference rooms for your events and meetings.
The unique urban layout of Venice and the immense wealth accumulated by the Most Serene Republic during the golden centuries of its history have produced a multitude of irresistible attractions. Starting from the Grand Canal, an S-shaped waterway that runs through the entire historic center, dividing it in two, the main stop is undoubtedly St. Mark's Square and its Basilica, a monumental Byzantine church with five domes adorned with mosaics depicting the city's history. Its Campanile, built in 1173 as a beacon for sailors, is the tallest building in Venice. Palazzo Ducale, the sumptuous seat of the Most Serene Republic, is also worth a visit, as it is one of the greatest examples of Venetian Gothic architecture. Visit Ca' Pesaro, a splendid 17th-century building overlooking the Grand Canal, and the home of the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice. It holds a large collection of Italian and foreign painting, sculpture, and graphics from the late 1800s to the present day. Among the masterpieces on display are the famous "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin and "Judith II (Salomé)" by Gustav Klimt, as well as works by artists such as Medardo Rosso, Giacomo Balla, Adolfo Wildt, Arturo Martini, Gino Rossi, Giorgio Morandi, and Felice Casorati.
Venice is a unique city in the world. Immerse yourself in the Venetian atmosphere by strolling through its narrow streets and squares, admire the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, and take a break at the city's numerous "bacari" to enjoy a Spritz or a glass of wine and a "cicchetto," the classic Venetian appetizer. From Venice, you can also embark on excursions to some of the world's most distinctive islands: Burano, famous for its lace production, Murano, known for its glassmaking, and Torcello, one of the oldest human settlements in the area.
The immense cultural heritage of the Most Serene Republic is preserved in its museums and historic palaces, such as the Doge's Palace, Ca' Rezzonico, the International Gallery of Modern Art, and the Accademia Galleries on the Grand Canal. Venice is also home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the world's most important collections of contemporary art. Don't miss the Church of San Pantalon, whose ceiling is covered by an immense painted canvas, and a stone's throw from St. Mark's Square, the submerged Crypt of San Zaccaria, where the water creates a fascinating and unique environment.
Venice is also synonymous with cinema: in September, the city hosts the Venice International Film Festival on the Lido and becomes the capital of the international jet set. In addition to cinema, from April to November, Venice hosts the Biennale of Art, Architecture, Music, and Dance in the charming setting of the Gardens and the Arsenal. One of its most famous monuments is dedicated to opera: the Teatro La Fenice, which hosts the International Festival of Contemporary Music and the famous New Year's Concert.
Venice is famous worldwide for its historic cafés, with the first "coffee shop" dating back to the second half of the 17th century. The longest-running and most famous café in the city is Caffè Florian, which has been serving coffee and aperitifs in St. Mark's Square since December 29, 1720. Furthermore, over the centuries, Venice has been the city of many artists, writers, composers, and intellectuals. One of them, Jorge Luis Borges, is honored with a labyrinth on the island of San Giorgio.