Welcome to Venice
Venice, Florida is just south of Sarasota along the Gulf Coast. Famous for its white sandy beaches that stretch 14-miles from Casey Key to Manasota Key, Venice is an outdoor recreational paradise where you can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. The city boasts beautifully landscaped boulevards and Italian architecture, reminiscent of the city's namesake.
Fossilized shark's teeth and a variety of shells are found right on the beach just by sifting through the sand. Golfing is also a favorite pastime in Florida, where you can enjoy world-class courses, including ten public-play golf facilities. Enjoy arts and culture in Sarasota, 23.6 miles from Venice, where you can spend a day exploring the Ringling Museum of Art. If you prefer opera or a cocktail at the local bar, Sarasota is an unexpectedly dynamic city.
You'll be amazed at the variety of quaint hotels, luxury spas and beachside Venice resorts that appeal to guests from all over the globe. With accommodations, food and golf all rolled into one indulgent vacation package, you can't go wrong in Venice. Most inns offer a hot breakfast, pool, fitness center and many more amenities to compliment your stay.
Venice lies roughly halfway between Tampa and Fort Myers on Florida's western sea coast. Visitors typically arrive by plane at one of the region's airports, either Sarasota Bradenton International Airport that is 29-miles north of Venice, or the less popular Punta Gorda Airport, found 38-miles south. Both hubs are within an easy drive to Venice when you rent a car or take a taxi to your hotel.