Enclosed within the ancient walls of an old furnace, LaGare Hotel Venezia offers an exclusive stay on the most authentic island of the Venice Lagoon. The hotel has breathtaking views of the water and the rooms are elegantly designed and furnished. The Rivalonga Restaurant offers a unique setting for an unforgetable dining experience. LaGare Cafè serves delicious cocktails.
Built on an archipelago of small flat islands, most visitors head to the heart of the old city: the San Marco Basilica, which rises above its equally famous square, and the adjacent equally stunning Doge’s Palace. For a panoramic view of the city, cross the water by boat to the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you can climb the bell tower. You can also see another side of the city by visiting Murano Island, which for centuries has been the centre of production of the famous Venetian glassware. On the way back, stop by the small artificial island of San Michele in Isola, which has served as Venice’s cemetery for 200 years and is the resting place of many artists and musicians.
Back on the main island, boat-tours and guided history-tours will take you behind the tourist scenes and off the beaten track. No trip to Venice is complete without a trip along the canals on one of the iconic gondolas, with a glass of wine or champagne in hand, and when you step off the narrow boat, after having passed Ca’ d’Oro and swept under the Rialto Bridge, you will find no shortage in places to choose from for a romantic dinner. Venetians like the rest of the country are passionate about food, and like every other Italian region, they have their own specialities, of which they are fiercely proud. Naturally, the Veneto cuisine evolves around seafood, and dishes like baccala mantecato and risotto al nero di seppia (black risotto) should be on any foodie’s checklist. The local springtime delicacy of moleche (small green crabs) are also delicious treats that can be tucked in with a cold glass of wine at hand.
Reviewed 27 December 2016“Excellent location- the water bus (vaporetti) stops right out front - away from the congestion that is in Venice. Lovely taking walks around Murano at night and during the day. Hotel was clean, attentive - we had four people in an executive room and was adequate space particularly by European standards.”
Reviewed 12 November 2016“Loved this place! Not centrally located but a quiet retreat from Venice. The hotel restaurant is delicious, and the executive suite was wonderful! Overall, clean, attractive, and quiet. Would highly recommend to anyone looking a nice retreat.”
Reviewed 28 October 2016“This hotel is extremely clean and the beds were comfortable. There is a boat stop (Fondamente Nove) right out front of the hotel which makes travelling extremely convenient when wanting to head out to Venice. You can prebook boat rides through the concierge of the hotel free of cost instead of paying approx 10 euro ONE way. Note there are not many restaurants open late on Murano, so if you are a late eater you must take the boat out to Venice (lots of pubs around with friendly people).”