Venice. History, curiosities, itineraries and suggestions to help you experience the best of the city.
Overlooking the world famous Grand Canal, the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is the ideal departure point to visit Venice and the islands of the lagoon. Right in front of the Hotel there are the landing stages of all the waterbus lines and taxis leading to Rialto, St. Mark’s, the Lido and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
For those who want to explore the fascinating Venetian labyrinth, to experience the authentic Venice, it is easy to reach the ancient Jewish Ghetto on foot, or the nearby Frari Cathedral (a masterpiece of Gothic art housing works by Titian, Bellini, Dalle Masegne and others), the Scuola Grande of San Rocco (housing works by Tintoretto) the picturesque Campo Santa Margherits, the Natural History Museum, Goldoni’s House (residence of the famous Venetian playwright), Ca’ Rezzonico (the most beautiful mansion in Venice, today the seat of the Museum of Venice in the 1700s with works by Giorgio Masari, Canaletto, Pietro Longhi, Giandomenico Tiepolo and many others). With a colourful half hour walk you can easily reach Rialto Bridge with its lively, noisy market: or St. Mark’s Square with the Ducal Palace and St. Mark’s cathedral.