Popularly dubbed as one of the world’s most romantic cities, Venice is the premium choice for couples seeking a magical retreat steeped in its own unique, inimitable culture. This comfortable 3* Hot Rate hotel in the city’s northernmost historic district of Cannaregio is available to Hotwire customers at an exclusive online discount, ensuring an unforgettable Venetian experience at unbeatably reduced rates. Boasting spacious, contemporary double en-suite guest rooms equipped with the latest amenities and free high speed Wi-Fi throughout, hotel guests can also take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel’s highly regarded authentic Italian restaurant.
The charming Cannaregio district of northern Venice is the second largest of the city’s six historic sestieri and the perfect base for sightseeing and checking out some of Italy’s most breathtaking architecture. The Cannaregio Canal is one of Venice’s main waterways, meaning that hotel guests can navigate the rest of the city and its azure lagoon via private water taxi, gondola or vaporetto. One of the district’s most notable attractions is the Isola di San Michele, a small island between Venice and Murano, which is home to the oldest Renaissance church in Venice, a monastery and an exclusive VIP cemetery which is resting place to the likes of Sergei Diaghilev and Igor Stravinsky.
Just a stone’s throw away on foot is the culturally significant Venetian Ghetto, a segregated area in which the Jewish population were forced to live in during the Venetian Republic. Steeped in a rich, diverse history, the area is still the centre of Jewish life and is home to numerous intricate synagogues, authentic kosher cafes and a museum detailing the district’s history. Fans of literature may even recognise the Ghetto as the location of Shakespeare’s classic play, the Merchant of Venice.
Tourists are advised to hop on a water bus from Tre Archi to the nearby island of Murano, made world famous for its unique decorative glass making industry. Populated with specialist glass factories, tourists can splurge on some premium authentic Murano glassware; from vases and stained glass window panes, to chandeliers and jewellery. Visitors can even attend interactive glass making demonstrations and workshops to make their own souvenirs.
Holidaymakers are able to walk the length of the ‘Floating City’ in just 40 minutes, meaning that the city’s main tourist attractions, including St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs, are on this hotel’s doorstep.