As the 3-star Hotel Mercurio is located a few yards away from La Fenice Theater, opera lovers will find that this hotel is an excellent solution for a cultural stay in Venice.
Saint Mark’s square and basilica, the famous fish and fruit market and bridge of Rialto and the Palazzo Grassi exhibitions are only five minutes away on foot. Venice art lovers may explore every corner of the city starting from Hotel Mercurio.
As Via XXII Marzo is located at a stone’s throw from the hotel, shopping lovers can count on finding the most popular shops and boutiques.
Nearby, historic 15th century Palazzo Contarini dal Bovolo is renowned for its characteristic external spiral staircase.
The nearby Church of San Moisè is characterized by an elaborate baroque façade with a 14th-century Venetian style bell tower and terracotta spire. Inside the church, the major altar is a statue representing Mount Sinai, where Moses climbed to receive the Tablets of the Law. This church also contains some 17th- and 18th-century paintings, such as Tintoretto’s Washing of the Feet. Worthy of notice is the 18th-century organ located on the entrance wall, which represents details from the story of Moses.
From here, it’s approximately one hundred yards to the beautiful Saint Mark’s Square, dominated by the Basilica and the Ducal Palace. These magnificent monuments that Hotel Mercurio whole-heartedly recommends, represents fascinating centuries of history, art, and manifestations of the civil and religious powers of Venice at the time of its maximum splendor.
Saint Mark’s is a starting point for excursions to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. On Murano, sacred land of artistic glasswork, visit the Glass Museum and the factories that offer tours of their shops. Burano is a delightful island known for its characteristic colorful houses and lace works. The island of Torcello, which used to be a busy commercial island but has since become the idyllic home to a few tens of inhabitants cannot be missed for the remains of ancient settlements like the basilica and museum that preserves precious finds from the Paleochristian area, the High Middle Ages and the Middle Ages.