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It's an area of Venice that some 51,000 people call home.
The national capital, Rome, is situated 240 miles south of Venice, while Cavallino-Treporti lies 8 miles to the east.
Get started at the well-known Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica.
Entertain the entire family by stopping by one or two of the child-friendly activities of the area. Everyone will have a great time at Gomma Magica, Antiche Terme di Giunone and the Palazzo della Mostra del Cinema.
Delight in a great day out with friends at the Venissa Vineyard, the Savian Vini or the Cantina Marco Polo 6811. Meet the cellar masters, sample what's on offer and maybe even buy a few bottles to take with you.
Whether you want to try your luck at blackjack or just enjoy the lively atmosphere, you'll find what you're after at the Casino of Venice, the Ca' Noghera Casino of Venice or the Casino' di Venezia.
The Papadopoli Gardens plays an integral role in conserving the area's botanical specimens. Be sure to head over and appreciate the important work that they do.
Bring along some lunch and enjoy some time to yourself in the leafy, green surroundings of Giardini Pubblici and Giardini della Biennale. You'll also find plenty of room to lounge about in the grass at Parco delle Rimembranze and Parco Pubblico s Giuliano.
See Mother Nature's gifts year-round at San Michele Island and San Francisco del Deserto. You might also like to spend a lovely afternoon at Lagune von Venedig.
The area's exhibition spaces are a treasure trove of interesting facts and stories. Meander through the hallways as you check out the collections at the Museo della Musica and the Torcello Museum. The Wagner Museum and the Padiglione delle Navi are also worth looking at.
Marine history enthusiasts can stay anchored at the Naval History Museum, a haven of artifacts and tales of the seas. If the tides permit, continue cruising through this region's seafaring traditions at the Maritime Station.
Not only are the specimens and curiosities at the Venetian Museum of Natural History and the Museo dell'Estuario di Torcello a lot of fun to look at, they also help us understand the world we live in.
Deepen your knowledge of art and design, and perhaps even get something to take back home at one of the many gallery spaces. Stop by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the Academy Gallery for the best of what this creative destination has to offer. The Punta della Dogana and the Fortuny Museum are also well worth your time if you can fit them in before dinner.
Travel back in time and unveil stories of yesteryear at the Ca' Rezzonico Gallery or the Museo del Merletto. Like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Negozio Olivetti or the Gallerie dell' Accademia.
To learn about the area's rich and colorful past, be sure to visit its historic structures and monuments. Begin your local history tour at St Mark's Campanile or the Palazzo Grassi. You might also like to take a few photos at Villa Foscari La Malcontenta and the Scuola Grande di San Marco.
Go for a walk along Bridge of Sighs or Scalzi Bridge, two examples of civil engineering's golden days. Guglie Bridge and Bareteri Bridge are a couple more grand structures that you might like to include in your schedule.
Forte Bazzera and Forte Marghera are fortified positions which stand as testament to the region's military history. The battered walls of Forte Poerio also have plenty of tales to tell.
Some of the area's most significant families have called Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico "home." Be sure to get out your camera as you take in their impressive architecture and lavish interiors. You may also like to walk through the gardens and listen to some stories at Ca' d'Oro and Palazzo Barbaro.
Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you're sure to enjoy a visit to Basilica of St Mary of Health and St. Mary of the Friars. You might also like to read up on Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo and Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Before you pack up your bags and make your way home, ensure you see some of Venice's other attractions. Academy Bridge and Venetian Ghetto are some good options. If you have more time to spare, also check out the National Library of St Mark's or the Anfora Murano Glass Factory.
Located in San Marco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria del Giglio, St. Mark's Basilica and Basilica of St Mary of Health. St. Mark's Square and Academy Gallery are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Castello, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. St. Mark's Square and St Mark's Campanile are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Cannaregio, this hotel is steps away from Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro and Ca' d'Oro. Rialto Bridge and Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo are also within 10 minutes.
Located in San Marco, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Campanile and Doge's Palace. St. Mark's Square and Bridge of Sighs are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Mestre, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Porto Marghera and within 9 miles (15 km) of Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica. Ca' d'Oro and St. Mary of the Friars are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in San Marco, this romantic hotel is steps away from Procuratie Vecchie, St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tolentini, St. Mary of the Friars and Ca' Rezzonico. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica are also within 1 mile (2 km).