The best way to travel in Cannaregio is to navigate the beautiful still waters of the picturesque Royal Canal in a gondola, taking in the gorgeous sights of the Ca d'Oro Palace and the baroque Palazzo Labia. There's plenty to see on dry land too – the area encompasses the old Venetian Ghetto, still a hub of Jewish culture, and there's a plethora of churches to admire, such as Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
The Venetian Arsenal, the shipyard complex where Galileo once walked, known for its iconic marble lion statues, dominates the quarter of Castello. Indulge in retail therapy down the bustling Via Garibaldi or Riva Degli Schiavoni, lined with high-end boutiques and buzzing eateries serving the freshest local seafood and finest Italian wines. You can even kick-back and relax in the Giardini park, one of the most stunning green spaces in Venice.
Standing at the center of the buzzing Piazza San Marco, flanked by the breathtaking Byzantine domes of St Mark's Basilica, the imposing Clock Tower and the ancient Lion of Venice, a sculpture dating back thousands of years, you'll see why San Marco is Venice's visitor hub. Tour the museum within Doge's Palace – a masterpiece of the Venetian Gothic style - or enjoy pizza in one of the plush pavement cafes.
This hustling, bustling central neighborhood is a haven for romantics and foodies alike. There are few things more peaceful than an alfresco dinner for two along the Grand Canal, by the gorgeous stone Rialto Bridge. Head down to Campo San Giacomo and delight in fresh fruits, vegetables, and local seafood, or explore San Polo's history at the ancient San Giacomo di Rialto church, with its huge 15th Century clock.
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Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 30, 2013
Atlantide has a great location, next to the train station. It is actually shared with another hotel. My room is located in that other hotel and it was a bunk bed. Although affordable, the beds are not as comfortable. And its a very small room. The size of a storeroom. The shared shower is clean and good.
"Amazing service, well kept hotel"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 28, 2013
Pros: It was very well kept hotel that is completely family run, extremely friendly owners who recommended us where to go and just the way they chatted with their guests would make anyone feel welcome. That and the fact that Venice has its charm made me want to stay back. Cons: The direction to the hotel was a bit hard to find in the night, maybe a direction board on the main street would help. And not really the highlight for my trip but their wifi needed better signal in the room, it hardly mattered to us as we didn't need it too much.