Venice Italy is a unique city where historical palaces and churches and the homes of the Venetians reflect in the meandering canals, giving it a surreal beauty and a magical quality that seduces the visitor.  After 1400 years of extraordinary history, it has remained almost unchanged; there are no cars, just the sound of footsteps, the splashing of the water in the canals and the swish of the gondolier’s oar.

It is a small city but, but possesses a high concentration of famous art so there is much to see. Despite millions of tourists each year, it is easy enough to find peace in the beautiful churches, where the light filtering through stained-glass windows makes you feel cocooned by the silence and intimacy. Dorsoduro and Castello sestrieri (districts) are less frequented, so you can lose yourself in the labyrinth, and savor the real soul of Venice.

Venezia from Oliver Astrologo on Vimeo.

In Venice We Recommend…

If there is a single overriding motif that draws travellers to Venice, it is the incredible sense of romance the city engenders. For this reason it’s crucial to choose Accommodation that allows you to savor Venice’s soul. It is this that Passion for Italy specializes in!
Stay in a 12 room Hotel facing the “S. Maria della Salute” church, which represents Venice as a melting pot of civilizations, where eastern influence meet a 16th century building, completely remodelled to give to the traveller modern and luxurious facilities.

Otherwise rent a cozy Apartment, beautifully decorated with antique furniture, in a real 16th Century Venetian home, that it is still owned by the same family.
Spoil yourself in the local restaurants: Venice has a huge culinary tradition, fish and shellfish of every species are simply but delightfully cooked… When you sign up as a client with Passion for Italy we will give you a list of fantastic restaurants.

Visit Venice during some of the wonderful events Venice is renowned for but please book six months ahead:
Carnivale in February!
Vogalonga in May – Venice Rowing Regatta
Venice Biennale – June to November every second year.

Venice Ferry Passes and Tickets

Tickets each way for the vaporetto on the grand canal are quite expensive if you buy them as single tickets. It is more economical to buy a 3 day pass if you are going to be using the ferry a few times.  See the various cards that enable discounts to museums and transport see the official tourism website of Venice here – Venezia Unica

Italian Gov Tourist Tax

All visitors who stay in an accommodation facility throughout Italy have to pay the “Tourist tax”. The Venetian council refers to it as an opportunity for you to become one of the city’s sponsors, contributing to its safeguarding.

The taxes are cheaper for accommodation on Lido and the other islands and the mainland.
When you book accommodation with Passion For Italy, we will inform you of the exact amount of the tax for your accommodation.


Venice is located in the northern region of Veneto, and is built on islands in the Venetian Lagoon.

Read more about Venice

Venice Biennale 2019 Art Italy

  • 1:02 pm

The Venice Biennale art exhibition occurs every two years in Venice Italy. Fabulous art exhibitions from all around the world. Each country has its own pavillion. The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In […]

Venice Tintoretto Exhibition

  • 12:26 am

Venice Italy 7th September 2018 to 6th January 2019. To Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (one of the most important Venetian Painters! 1519-1594) the city of Venice in collaboration […]

Venice Redentore Festival July

  • 8:19 am

If you plan to be in Venice in July, you must see the Redentore Festival which is one of Venice’s best loved festivals. Decorated boats arrive at the basin of Piazza San Marco at […]

Getting Lost in Venice

  • 9:52 pm

Getting lost in Venice is one of the greatest joys this life has to offer.  While Saint Mark’s Square is undoubtedly incredible, and anyone visiting Venice should absolutely spend some time there, make sure […]

Rialto Market Hidden Venice 440

  • 7:57 pm

Rialto Market and Secret Venice guided walking tour with Cicchetti and Wine, a Gondola ride, San Polo district and the medieval ancient red light district – 2.5 hr walking tour limited to 10 people.

A […]

Springtime in Italy

  • 10:12 pm

Springtime in Italy is the picture of paradise.  The sweet scents of jasmine and wisteria float on the breeze as they climb ancient ruins and romantic pergolas.

Flavors come to life as fruits and vegetables […]

San Valentino, Verona o Venezia?

  • 6:18 pm

San Valentino si sta avvicinando, un giorno in cui si celebra l’amore e gli innamorati. L’Italia è il paese perfetto per festeggiarlo, in veneto in particolare ci sono due città simbolo dell’Amore, la Verona […]

Valentine’s Day: Venice or Verona?

  • 11:02 pm

St. Valentine’s Day is approaching, a day where we celebrate love and lovers. Italy is the perfect country to celebrate it!  In the Veneto region in particular there are two cities which are the […]

Venice Music Concerts

  • 12:39 am

Dueling Orchestras of Venice
Piazza San Marco in Venice is a captivating place. Many people sadly only see it during the day, swarming with tourists, but there is another Venice for those who stay when […]

Prosecco Wine Region Impressionist Art Exhibition

  • 2:05 am

Prosecco Wine Region Impressionist Art Exhibition – If you are planning to visit Venice, Verona, the Prosecco Wine Region or others places in Veneto, don’t miss the exhibition in Treviso called “Storia dell’Impressionismo” ( […]

David Henderson Exhibition Brisbane

  • 2:44 am

David Henderson beautiful watercolours and pastels of Venice and Rome as well as other works. If you love Italy and its magnificent architecture and light – you will love David’s work.

You are invited to the […]

Burano in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy

  • 2:32 am

There are some places where time seems to pass more slowly … I have this feeling every time I walk in Burano, Italy. Burano is one of the largest islands of the Venetian lagoon, […]

Veneto Tour Package 335

  • 7:08 am

Touring the Veneto – Venice, Padua, Verona and Lake Garda Italy

11 day Itinerary which offers a leisurely introduction to Venice and the above towns to explore the Veneto  region of Italy with something for everyone. A […]

Venice Grand Canal Tour 08

  • 7:16 am

Grand Canal Boat Tour of Venice – Cruise down the grand canal of Venice by motor launch. Small group limited to max 8/9 people.

A great way to explore Venice and learn about the magnificent […]

Il Veneto Wine Regions

  • 2:22 pm

The wines from the hills above Verona dominate the wine scene in the Veneto region. This region has 20 recognised zones for production, with grapes including Corvina, Rondinella, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (reds); and Garganega, […]

Venice Antique Markets

  • 7:02 am

If you love markets like I do, especially good ones,  the Antique Markets of Campo San Maurizio in Venice, take place for 3 days in the following months, April, June, Sept, October and December. […]