Venice Bed and Breakfasts

July 16, 2010 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Venice – just hearing the name of this magical city conjures up images of winding canals lined with elegant palazzi, and the drifting songs of gondoliers as they serenade their passengers.

Book a Venice B&B with BedandBreakfastworld.comAS the inspiration for centuries of artists, writers and musicians, it is no surprise that Venice is home to more masterpieces per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world, and that the whole city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sometimes referred to as the Floating City, the graceful buildings that line the waterways of Venice balance precariously on a combination of 117 low-lying islands and thousands of closely spaced ancient wooden piles, undoubtedly one of the greatest feats of human engineering ever known. A total of 177 canals weave between the islands, traversed by 455 bridges.

Tucked away in back streets are hidden galleries filled with ancient masterpieces, artisanal crafts and challenging contemporary work, and the residents are a bohemian mixture of artists, musicians and students.

Book a Venice B&B with BedandBreakfastworld.comLocated in the north of Italy on the Adriatic Coast, Venice is one of Italy’s most-visited destinations, drawing tourists even during the coldest days of winter. Key attractions include the Palazzo Ducale, the Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and the Galleria del’ Accademia.

The most popular time to visit is in spring, particularly during the annual carnevale which is held in the two weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday, but any time of year Venice remains unforgettable.

Venice fact: Law states that all gondoliers must be of Venetian birth.

Venice Bed and Breakfasts

In a city so packed full of history as Venice, there’s no room for buildings that are anything less than beautiful. Even those travelling on a shoestring can find themselves sleeping in a centuries-old palazzo once belonging to a Venetian nobleman and his family. BedandBreakfastworld.com’s hand-picked selection of Venice bed and breakfasts showcases some of the truly unique accommodation experiences on offer.

Ca’ Malipiero

Book Venice B&B Ca’ MalipieroA sixteenth-century palazzo, once the residence of the doge Pasqual Malipiero, has been opened up to twentieth-century visitors in the form of Ca’ Malipiero, a luxury Venice B&B owned and operated by an aristocratic Venetian family whose long history and tradition speaks for them. Every detail of this historic building recalls a period of its illustrious past; particularly impressive are the inlaid wooden floors and the high, frescoed ceilings.

Book Venice B&B Ca’ Malipiero

Read the full article and book a Venice B&B at BedandBreakfastworld.com.

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