When someone says the word Venice, our thoughts usually go to canals, gondolas, bridges and Venetian masquerade masks. However, there is more to Venice; the province in Veneto, Italy, than just its capital city. Holidaymakers have been coming to Venice accommodation for years; drawn to the long sandy beaches, stunning forests, rich history and culture, and local cuisine and wines.
Venice is situated in the Veneto region on the Adriatic coast of Northern Italy. There are 44 'communi', similar to districts or neighbourhoods, so there is plenty to explore. If looking for Venice holiday apartments by the beach, there are a number of options available. Bibione, situated in the Saint Michele al Tagliamento 'comune' has 8km of sandy coastline up to 400m wide in some areas. In peak season, the beach looks like a rainbow of umbrellas and deck chairs, and there are plenty of sports and activities to keep everyone entertained.
For anyone booking Venice accommodation to soak up the culture and history, instead of the sun, venturing outside the capital can pay dividends. Chioggia sits on an island at the southern entrance of the Venetian Lagoon, with causeways linking it to the mainland. Here, holidaymakers can enjoy canals, bridges and pretty narrow streets, and visit the ancient bell tower at the Church of St. Andrew. Some might prefer quiet Venice holiday apartments in Caorle, among the brightly coloured houses and romantic narrow lanes.
Of course, there is plenty of Venice accommodation in the capital itself for those who prefer the hustle and bustle of a thriving touristy centre and the other nearby provinces of Rovigo and Sondrio can be made into great day trips.