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Venice in Italy is quite possibly the most romantic, famous and unique city on earth.

Venice sits on more than 115 tiny islands in the Adriatic Sea on the beautiful west coast of Italy. The islands of Venice connect by either one of the 150 beautiful canals and waterways or one of the 400 stunning bridges.

The only way around this incredible ancient city which covers an area of 414 square kilometres is by foot or by boat. There are no roads, just canals and pavements which are lined with exquisite Venetian palaces and interspersed with cobblestoned Piazzas’, Renaissance and Gothic architecture, majestic churches, authentic cafes, gorgeous shops and fabulous restaurants. Here is our personal guide on the Best Restaurants in Venice.

Guide to Venice

Venice is the city of lovers and of people who are passionate about life. Venice is one of the most iconic cities in the world and should most definitely be on every avid traveller’s bucket list to visit at some point in their lives. Venice is home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks and the worlds famous experiences. Some of these experiences include for example:

  • The island of Murano where you can view the exquisite glass factory.
  • The Doge’s Palace was the supreme authority of the Venetian Republic resided. The Doge’s Palace was the powerhouse of Venice’s rulers for over 900 years. A visit to the palace will leave you in absolute awe of the extravagant lifestyle of the times.
  • Venice has more than 400 bridges. Many of them are iconic including the famous Rialto Bridge.
  • Gondolas are a part of Venetian Culture and taking a gondola ride serenaded by an authentic gondolier is an experience of a lifetime.
  • Homemade Venetian Ice-cream is delicious. Venice has some of the best ice creams in the world, so a visit to one of the hundreds of gelaterias dotted around the city is another must.
  • Harry’s Bar in Venice invented the famous Bellini drink. The bar is one of the most famous in the world. Harrys Bar which was owned by Giuseppe Cipriani first opened its doors in 1931. Since that day it has welcomed some of the world’s most famous people through its doors. Notable customers include the writer Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, George Clooney, Aristotle Onassis and Barbara Hutton to name but a few. Harry’s Bar is so famous there is a film about it. The 72nd International Venice Film Festival first screened the film.
  • Sip a glass of champagne, cocktail or a Venetian Aperol Spritz in San Marco Square while listening to the incredible sounds of an Italian Orchestra. San Marco Square is one of the most elegant, opulent and beautiful squares in the world. Napoleon himself famously called it the drawing room of Europe. San Marco Square is known as St Mark’s Square in English and has a long social, religious and political history dating from 800 to 1797.
  • One of the most dominating and imposing features of St Mark’s Square is the Basilica San Marco. It is Venice’s fairy tale cathedral that served as the chapel for The Dodge. The Basilica which is one of the most photographed pieces of Byzantine architecture in the world is resplendent with mosaics and works of art from the 17th and 18th
  • Venice’s Grand Canal is the widest canal in Venice and is teeming with all manner of boats and gondolas. The shores of the Grand Canal are where you will find some of the cities best architecture as well as some of the best hotels such as the Bauer Hotel, The Danieli and The Gritti Palace.
  • But of all the wonderful things to do in Venice, one of the most memorable will be to wander around the incredible maze of back streets, getting lost and taking in the incredible atmosphere of one of the world’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

When It comes to thinking about where to stay in Venice and which Vacation rentals in Venice, Italy to choose, you must first understand a little about the history of this incredible city.

Between the 11th and 17th Centuries, Venice was one of the most powerful states in the world and during this time, the Nobel men of Venice built almost 100 palaces. These palaces still line the canals today. To put the number of palaces into perspective, the cities of Rome, Florence and Milan have just 6 to 8 palaces in each in comparison to Venice’s 100. Many of these Venetian palaces are now Vacation Rentals in Venice Italy. So, as you can imagine when it comes to Where to Stay in Venice, there can be no better place than a converted Venetian Palace to hang your coat for a few days or even a few weeks.

But the selection of properties to rent in Venice does not end with Noble Men’s Palaces. There are many wonderful Venice Villa Rentals that include modern apartments for rent in Venice Italy as well as large standalone homes and condominiums.

Staying in one of the Venice vacation rentals has so many advantages.

First and foremost, you get to have a lot more space for the same cost or in some cases a lesser cost than the equivalent 5-star hotels.

If you are a family group or a group of friends travelling together, you don’t have to split up your group. By Staying in one of our villas in Venice Italy, you get to be together and also get to live like a local. You will have much more cultural and authentic Italian experience.

Your apartment or villa in Venice will have the same facilities as your home with lots of living space and in many cases a full kitchen. These facilities mean you can choose to eat some of your meals at home and also go out and mingle with the locals in the fabulous Venetian markets. The other advantage is that your time is your own. You don’t have to work with the schedule of the hotel’s breakfast and dinner times.


At Exceptional Villas, we exclusively feature Villa F located on the island called Isola Giudecca.

Villa F which comprises of 11 luxury apartments is one of the most luxurious vacation rentals in Venice Italy. The location, is in our opinion, the best in Venice. The island of Giudecca is first and foremost one of the most exclusive and south after areas of the city of Venice. Villa F is a neighbour to one of the worlds most famous hotels called The Cipriani. It is also adjacent to the beautiful Palladio Hotel which has over 3 acres of stunning gardens.

Villa F Venice is a very short complimentary boat ride to the mainland. Consequently, guests who stay at these luxury villas in Venice Italy, have the best of both worlds. They get to experience all the hustle, bustle, colour and history of one of the worlds most famous and romantic cities and also get to retreat to the peace and serenity of their own home and private gardens of the Villa F residences.

The island of Giudecca is often called the island of Inspiration in Venice. It’s the place to be if you are interested in creative designs in art, cuisines, theatre, architecture, music or photography. It’s cool and trendy and very popular with students and your professionals. As well as being home to stunning 5-star hotels like the Cipriani and The Palladio Hotel, it is also home to some wonderful restaurants and laid-back eateries such as Trattoria Altanella. Osteria da Moro and La Favourita.

Villa F Venice is neighbours to some very famous landmarks on the island of Giudecca. The first is the Casa dei Tre Oci. The building is by Palazzo Ducale and is one of the finest examples of neo-gothic architecture in Venice. Right next door to Villa F Venice is the Palladio designed church of the Santissimo Redentore which has an extremely elegant interior. The stunning church of San Giorgio Maggiore is also very close.

As well as being able to experience the wonderful island of Giudecca, there are many other wonderful advantages of staying at Villa F, Venice. Every guest gets to experience the following privileges

  • Complimentary transport every half an hour to St Mark’s Square and back to the Palladio Hotel which is directly beside the Villa F front door.
  • Complimentary use of the Meditation pool in the gardens of Villa F Venice.
  • Complimentary sunbeds in the beautiful, peaceful gardens of Villa F Venice.
  • Use of the small swim resistance pool in the gardens of Villa F Venice.
  • Complimentary use of the fully equipped gymnasium at the Palladio Hotel located in next door.
  • Complimentary breakfast which you can take in the following locations: Your own private Villa F Residence, The Restaurant at Villa F, The Palladio Hotel and The Bauer Hotel adjacent to St Mark’s Square.
  • Private Butler Service during your stay
  • Complimentary pre-arrival concierge service
  • Free access to the neighbouring Palladio Hotel which has three beautiful acres of private gardens
  • Access to the Spa and Treatment centre at the Palladio Hotel – charged locally
  • Use of all the restaurants at the Bauer Collection of Hotels charged locally
  • Laundry service charged locally

Villa F, Venice which was one of the original palaces, is now one of the best and most luxurious vacation rentals in Venice. It has a wonderful history. Villa F was originally built in the 16th century for one of the noblest of Venetian families. During the early part of the 20th Century, it became a famous guesthouse called Casa Frollo.

During this time, Villa F welcomed some of the most famous and pre-eminent painters, actors and writers of the time. Today, Villa F is one of the most luxurious vacation rentals in Venice Italy and welcomes some of the world’s most discerning travellers.

It is an incredibly beautiful building which has stunning views to The Giudecca canal and the district of Dorsoduro and San Marco to one side and the beautiful private and peaceful gardens of Villa F to the other.