Visit Venice

Venice is a magical city and it is just a few steps away from the Hotel Aaron. Here we would like to give you some advise to organize you trip to Venice:

  • Informations: do you know the prices for local transport and water buses (vaporetti)? Do you have a map? Do you know how to get to St Mark’s Square? Feel free to ask at reception for some basic informations that will help make your visit to Venice.
  • Buses, trains and water buses (vaporetti): You can reach Venice by bus or train from the Hotel Aaron; Bus n° 2 and night bus N1. Train  from Mestre Station, a 5 min walk,  every 10 minutes. The cost for each single journey, either by bus or by train, is  (€1.50). Once in Venice you can move around by walking or by water bus. The cost for each single journey by water bus (vaporetto) is €7.50.  If you are goinge to travel many times by vaporetto you can buy a tourist ticket for 24 hrs (€20); 48 hrs (€30); 72 hrs (€40) or 7 days (€60). These tickets include unlimited travel, both by bus and  water bus (vaporetto), and are valid on all of Venice’s and Mestre’s lines.
  • Walking around Venice:  to  enjoy the city  you have to walk and not be afraid of getting lost. Moving away from the most famous touristic spots will let you to discover some beautiful corners of a Venice.
  • Water bus (vaporetto) Route 1 or 2:  a trip on a water bus (vaporetto) along the Grand Canal is the only way to see many of the city’s most beautiful buildings from the water. Really suggested.
  • What to visit: the number of cultural, artistic and architectural attractions is so vast that it becomes difficult to answer this question in a few lines. The places not to be missed are most definitely St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the Rialto Bridge. The main museums are: the museums of St Marks Square, Ca ‘ d’Oro, Venice Guggenheim, Palazzo Grassi, the Accademia Galleries and the Museum of the 18th-century in Ca ‘ Rezzonico. There are also: more museums; the Basilica della Salute (Basilica of Health); the Basilica the Saints John and Paul; the schools of Venetian Painting and over 120 other churches, some of which contain works of art of great importance, the Biennale exhibitions and so much more.
  • Tour of the islands of the lagoon: We recommend a tour that takes in Murano, with visits to the workshops of master glass-makers, and Burano, to experience the effervescent atmosphere of the most beautiful of the Venetian Lagoon’s islands. The tour can be done using the public water buses (vaporetti), leaving from Piazzale Roma; it takes half a day and both Murano and Burano offer an excellent choice of restaurants. Anyone wanting to, can add the Island of Torcello to the tour; the island is the first populated Venetian area, located close to Burano.
  • How to save money in Venice:  Venice can turn out to be a not particularly expensive city. There is a wide choice of bars and restaurants  with prices  that are comparable to other Italian cities. . Some restaurants and cafes, such as those located in St Mark’s Square, are upmarket venues with high prices.  Other neighborhood are more affordables and you have planty of choise.
  • Venice by night: we recommend a night walk in Venice, the magical atmosphere, the unreal silence and the lights that are reflected on the canals, all together make the city even more special than it is during the day time.
  • Visit the other attractions of the Veneto region: using the Hotel Aaron as your point of departure you can visit other interesting places very easily, thanks to the trains that depart from Mestre railway station (that is a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Aaron) or alternatively by car. You can be in Verona or  in other  medieval cities, like Bassano del Grappa and Asolo, in about one hour. The beautiful cities of Padua and Treviso are  half an hour away. Other places of interest are: the Spa resort of Abano and Montegrotto (45 mins.); The Valdobbiadene hillsides that produce prosecco wine (45 mins.); the Brenta Riviera (20 mins.), the city of Vicenza (40 mins.); the beach resort towns of Jesolo and Caorle (45 mins.) and even the magnificent mountains of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, you can reach Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1 hr 45 minutes.