Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Bisanzio Venice

The Hotel Bisanzio is a boutqique 4-star hotel with 55 comfortable rooms and suites, and charming service. Situated just 300 metres from St Mark's Square and a few metres from Riva degli Schiavoni, this 16th century palazzo which was once the home and workshop of 16th Century sculptor Alessandro Vittoria resonates with typically Venetian style, with parquet floors, Murano glass lamps, walnut wainscotting, and antique furnishings.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Venice
  • Deluxe private water taxi transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bisanzio, Venice

Hotel Bisanzio is an elegant 4-star hotel, which exudes historical charm, in an excellent position for exploring the main sights of Venice.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location 150 metres from the San Marco Zaccaria vaporetto stop

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40 minutes by water taxi from the airport

Closest railway station Santa Lucia Station

Hotel facilities and services

Breakfast Room, Bar, 2 Reading Rooms, 24-hour Room Service, WiFi, Lift, 24-hour Reception, Luggage Storage.

Out and about nearby

A short 10 minute walk from St Mark's Square and a short distance from many of the major sites of Venice. 30 minutes from the station.

Very clean, very helpful staff, excellent location.
Mrs R, August 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code EXH1027

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bisanzio, Venice

Less than 300 metres from St Mark's Square, the Hotel Bisanzio occupies an ancient 16th-century palazzo in a prime location close to the Riva degli Schiavoni, right in the heart of the oldest and most romantic part of Venice. Hotel Bisanzio has operated as a small hotel since 1969 although it dates back a further 400 years, when the world-famous sculptor, Alessandro Vittoria, purchased and used the building as his home and workshop. Today it offers a warm, family atmosphere with a welcoming and attentive staff, two reading rooms and a bar decorated with the art of early 20th-century Venetian painters, together with 40 rooms situated over three floors all accessible by lift. The rooms are decorated in a traditional 18th-century Venetian style with parquet floors, Murano glass lamps, walnut wainscoting, antique furnishings and open beams adding character and authenticity. The Hotel Bisanzio's superior rooms are more spacious with a corner seating area and views over a private courtyard or the narrow streets beneath, rooms with private terrace provide enviable views over the city rooftops whilst the duplex two-bedroom loft suites are perfect for families. In the heart of Venice, just 50 metres from the main Riva Degli Schiavoni promenade and an easy walk from St Mark's Square, the charming 3* Hotel Bisanzio is a converted 16th century Palazzo that was once home to one of the most important Venetian sculptors of the 16th Century, Alessandro Vittoria. The hotel has recently been refurbished and along with its ancient beams and Murano glass lights and is now equipped with every modern amenity, including a lift, air conditioning and satellite TV. The 40 rooms are elegantly furnished and the superior terrace rooms have a private terrace over looking the roof tops of the city and the Dome of San Zaccaria. The Hotel Bisanzio Venice has a small bar and two sitting rooms for a quiet drink or a relaxing read after a busy day's site seeing.For families who wish to stay in Venice the hotel also has apartments located in a separate building, just 150 metres from the Hotel Bisanzio. The apartments can accommodate 4 people and have a kitchenette, which is perfect for catering for small children.

Room descriptions

Hotel Bisanzio has 40 rooms and suites each with bath or shower and wc, air conditioning, WiFi, LCD TV, safe, mini-bar and hairdryer.

Classic Room
Superior Room
Superior Room with Terrace
Loft Suites
Very clean, very helpful staff, excellent location.
Mrs R, August 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code EXH1027

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bisanzio, Venice

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Bisanzio in Venice, our clients usually either fly to Venice Marco Polo airport or arrive by train at Venice Santa Lucia railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private water taxi which we include in our holiday price. The journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes and from the station to the hotel about 30 minutes, depending on the route taken. If you want to arrive in Venice by car (either your own car or a hire-car), you have to leave or park the car at the Piazzale Roma which is at the end of the causeway from the mainland and the furthest that cars can go.

Additional information

Children: Loft Suites are recommended for families with children.

Very clean, very helpful staff, excellent location.
Mrs R, August 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code EXH1027

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bisanzio, Venice

About Venice

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Venice is the chance to visit an enchanting and historical city. Venice, or ‘La Serenissima’ as it has been known for centuries, is truly unique and must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is essentially a floating museum and was the main centre of trade for the north of Italy from the 13th century right through until the 17th century. The Venetian Republic was one of the richest in Europe and was presided over by the Doge who was elected by the Council of Ten, or the most powerful members of the governing families. The art and architecture that can be seen throughout the city is really a tribute to centuries of patronage and wealth. The Venetian lagoon also has numerous other islands, inhabited and uninhabited which used to grow crops and produce to feed Venice itself and which also used to house some of the cities’ industries such as glass making and lace making.

Cultural highlights of Venice

St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, The Grand Canal, Accademia, Museo Correr, Rialto Bridge, La Fenice theatre, The Church of the Redentore, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Festivals in Venice

Venice’s most famous festival is the Carnevale in February, the actual dates of Carnevale vary from year to year, but it generally spans three to four weeks ending on Shrove Tuesday. Costumed and masked people parade around the streets of Venice and there are numerous private parties and dances, but the atmosphere on the final night of Carnevale itself is electric. Alternatively, there is the Regata Storica on the first Sunday in September, when boats and gondolas race against each other along the Grand Canal, or the Feast of the Redentore in mid-July to celebrate the end of the plague in the 16th century. A makeshift bridge is constructed to link the Giudecca island with the Dorsodouro island and there is a huge firework display.

Gastronomy in Venice

Venetian food is naturally fish and sea food orientated and popular dishes include the sweet and sour ‘sardee in saor’ or sardine salad, cuttlefish risotto with its black ink and ‘caparossoi a scota deo’, which are large clams cooked with lemon and pepper. Liver is also popular as are several sweet fried delicacies or ‘fritole’, popular particularly around festival time. This area is famous for its Prosecco and is the home of the ‘Bellini’ cocktail.

Travel around Venice

Gondola rides are always popular, but are expensive. The vaporetto and motoscafo services are good and will take you from A to B and are essential to reach the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the lagoon unless you hire a private water taxi. The services can be disrupted at high tide or ‘Aqua Alta’, which usually occurs in the autumn, or if the lagoon is particularly choppy. To cross the Grand Canal the precarious ‘traghetti’ are like large Gondolas, but you are expected to stand up in order for the maximum number of passengers to board, so it is an art, as well as an experience to remember!

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