A journey through a dream
Venice is a constant discovery: everywhere you look, you come across majestic monuments, lively streets, artisan shops, and elegant cafes. Art, culture, and ancient traditions intertwine in a romantic atmosphere that makes Venice one of the most beloved cities of all time.
Hotel Diana is just a few steps away from Piazza San Marco, dominated by the majestic bell tower and the wonderful basilica. Populated by ancient cafes, where sweet melodies resonate, it is a true living room in Istrian stone. Evocative and welcoming, especially at sunrise.
In the age of the Republic, near the Basilica of San Marco, the Doges' powerful Palace housed and was connected to the Prisons by the Bridge of Sighs, crossed by the condemned, who sighed in despair. Today the two-tone marble palace preserves an incomparable charm and is surrounded by branded shops and restaurants.
After passing the splendid Doge's Palace, you reach the Riva degli Schiavoni, where the San Marco Basin stretches out, with the Island of San Giorgio, steeped in the archaic atmosphere of the 10th century. To the right stand the profiles of the Basilica of Health, loved by Venetians, who celebrate its namesake festival every November.
On the left, the view stretches along the shore that passes the access to the Arsenale shipyards and reaches the Gardens, where the famous Art Biennale takes place. On the horizon, you can see the island of Lido di Venezia, home of the magnificent International Film Festival.
Visit a Ridotto
In the 18th century, the city's revelers gathered in the ridotti (or casini) to gamble. Visit the ancient casini today: Casino Venier and Casino Contarini.
At the Rialto Market, fruit, vegetable, and fish stalls welcome Venetians and tourists from the early morning hours.
Experience the most famous carnival in Italy, it will be amazing! Of ancient origins, the Venice Carnival, with its costumes and 18th-century masks, has a unique charm.