In Venice, The Al Gallo is a recently refurbished, family-run three-star bed-and-breakfast hotel offering comfortable, spacious holiday accommodation.
The staff is on hand to ensure you enjoy every comfort, and all the information you need to savour Venice the way the Venetians do. The decor is in typically Venetian style - perfect for a quiet and relaxing vacation, and an ideal base for exploring this amazing city.
The hotel is conveniently located near the bus terminals and the railway station. Venice Marco Polo airport is about 20 minutes away.
Visit a glass furnace in San Marco with a free demonstration on glass blowing techniques. Or purchase your public boat tickets and have them delivered to the hotel. And you may book or purchase tickets (commission free) for concerts by the Interpreti Veneziani and the Orchestra di Venezia.
You could holiday for a year in Venice and not see all the sights. This is a city rich in art and culture, and with a unique geography and architecture. That it is so rich today stems from its position - until around 1300 - as one of the World's greatest empires and seafaring nations.
Until 1300, this small city was the most important merchant port in Europe. There were regular sailings from Venice to everywhere in the known world, and particularly to the centres of northern Europe and the Black Sea.
Venetian traders were famous the world over, and the city grew rich on this trade. Venice was built up, on wooden piles, upon the mudbanks of the Lagoon; canals vied with pavements as the streets of this remarkable city; and one of the world's most romantic places came into being.
Many hotels opened up in order to accommodate the travellers to and from Venice's shores, amongst them the hotel then known as the Albergaria Al Gallo. A famous travel guide of 1495 recorded the Al Gallo as one of the best hotels in Venice at that time.
It was here that ambassadors, nobles and courtiers to the King would stay, along with heads of government, when visiting the Republic of Venice. The Al Gallo of today similarly aims to offer something special to the visitor to Venice - comfort, luxury, and a very friendly welcome. So don't hesitate to find more information on this family-run hotel in central Venice, Italy