The districts of Venice.

Find the one with your name on it.

The 'Floating City' is a group of 118 islands, separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is divided into six different areas, or “sestiere”, and the world-famous Grand Canal wends its way through the city. The centre is unsurprisingly the main port of call for tourists, home to St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace. Less tourist-crammed districts are the elegant San Polo, with its great airport links, and the historic and tranquil La Giudecca, which is a more relaxing holiday option.

Old town

Cannaregio

60 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Calm, narrow streets, rich in history.

Highlights:
Jewish Ghetto, Chiesa Della Madonna DellOrto, Campo Dei Mori.

Getting there:
Ferry Line 1 and 2 to Piazza San Marco/ From the Guglie stop Ferry 52 to the Centre; From Santa Lucia station Bus Shuttle to Marco Polo Airport.

Why stay:
well connected with the centre, a perfect area for shopping, romantic spot along the banks of the Canal Grande.

Castello

50 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
small neighbourhood, narrow side streets, picturesque.

Highlights:
San Zaccaria church, Venice Public Gardens, Garibaldi Street.

Getting there:
Ferry line 1 - tourist destination along the Canal Grande, line 41 to Murano.

Why stay:
authentic local atmosphere, commercial area with bars, shops and restaurants.

Dorsoduro

27 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
residential, arty, wonderful views over the canal.

Highlights:
Ca Rezzonico, Iglesia De La Salute, Zattere dock.

Getting there:
ferry line 42-41-52-51 to city centre, ferry line 2 to Rialto Bridge.

Why stay:
many museums and artistic attractions, central but not chaotic, many typical restaurants.

La Giudecca

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
island of tranquility, residential, historical, lots of churches.

Highlights:
Stucky Mill, Church of the Redeemer, Church of Santa Eufemia.

Getting there:
ferry line 41 to Venecia centre. Stops at Redentore, Zitelle, Palanca and Sant Eufemia.

Why stay:
quiet area for relaxing holidays, well connected with Venecia centre.

Lido

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
green area, fine sandy beaches, relaxing.

Highlights:
the Murazzi, the Casino, Old Santa Maria Elisabetta centre.

Getting there:
ferry line 51-52-1-2 to St Mark's Square.

Why stay:
relaxing atmosphere, great connections to the centre, mixture of architectural styles.

Mestre

7 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
markets, Marco Polo Airport, various theatres.

Highlights:
Plaza Erminio Ferretto, San Girolamo Church, Marghera Fortress.

Getting there:
fron Venezia Mestre Station Bus Shuttle to Marco Polo airport, connection train station Venezia-Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia,tTram to move around the city.

Why stay:
near to the airport, a quiet part of the city but well-connected with the centre of Venice.

Murano

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
craft workshops, glass making, small narrow streets, picturesque.

Highlights:
glass museum, Palace Del Mula, Santa Maria and Donato Church.

Getting there:
ferry LN to Burano, ferry line 41-42 every 20 minutes to Dorsoduro and St Mark's Square.

Why stay:
popular with tourists, direct contact with one of the oldest and most original arts in Italy: glass blowing.

San Marco

54 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
busy, tourist spot, a lot of shops and restaurants, on the banks of Canal Grande.

Highlights:
Plaza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Palacio Grassi, Doge's Palace.

Getting there:
Ferry Line 1 to Venezia Lido, Ferry Line 41-42 to Murano, Ferry lines 1 and 2 run around the whole centre.

Why stay:
the heart of the city, fabulous setting both by day and by night, well-connected and popular with tourists.

San Polo

56 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
old, historical, elegant, busy.

Highlights:
Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, Museum of Modern and Oriental Art.

Getting there:
bus line 5 from Piazzale Rome to the Marco Polo Airport, ferry line 1 and 82 along the Grand Canal.

Why stay:
great variety of restaurants and bars, prestigous and elegant area of Santa Cruz, fabulous connection with airports and the centre.