Relais Venezia is for those who are looking for a unique stay in a small and exclusive hotel in St Mark’s Square.
Situated behind the world’s most famous and spectacular “outdoor museum” (St Mark’s Square with its Basilica and Doge’s Palace), Relais Venezia stands in one of the oldest and smallest streets in Venezia that hasn’t yet been swept away by mass tourism and where you can still find artisanal workshops and shops for the locals.
A small part of the city which is still alive and authentically Venetian, right behind St Mark’s Square.
Its special position as described above makes Relais Venezia an ideal starting-point to discover, in a single walkabout, all the city’s attractions.
A few steps away from Relais Venezia, you can take the public transport on the Canal Grande or from next to St Mark’s Square: the first takes you to the Railway Station and the main city car park (Terminal Automobilistico), and, with the second, you can visit the islands in the laguna. As you can see from the map, all the navigation terminals are situated in the immediate vicinity and are easily accessible.
In this part of the city, you’ll find many shops where Venetians do their grocery shopping or pubs where they spend a few hours in each other’s company.
Only a short way away, however, you’ll find the most important shopping streets, such as the Mercerie and Via 22 Marzo, where all the most famous names in fashion have a store.
St Mark’s Square with all its treasures (the Bridge of Sighs, the Campanile, the Correr Museum, the Basilica) is Venice’s most important attraction but it is also the main point of departure to reach all the most historically interesting places, such as the Rialto Bridge, the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Fenice Theatre, the Ca’ D’Oro, the Querini Stampalia, the Church of Miracles, the Church of San Giovanni and San Paolo, and that of San Zaccaria and San Zulian; historical attractions that are located only a short distance away, and are easily reached in a stroll from the hotel.