Summer City Breaks in Venice
Experience the majesty of much-loved Venice this summer. In addition to the 'must sees' - St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge, and Palazzo Ducale - make sure to explore some of the lesser known corners as well. Lose yourself in the maze of canals and alleyways and take a short day trip to some city's outlying islands - Burano, Murano, and Tocello.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and discover a place like nowhere else on this planet. With its tranquil canals, crooked buildings, and lively festivals this floating city is a beautiful world heritage site and a must visit location.
Travel in style
Don’t panic if you get lost; Venice’s complicated interwoven islands are connected by an intricate canal system allowing you to be navigated around the city in style. Sit back and relax upon a Gondola and adore a scenic punt around this picturesque city to wherever your heart desires. Board a Vaporetto (Italian ferry) as you glide down the central canal while being given a tour of the utopia Venice has become.
Standing the test of time, Venice has transformed over 2000 years into the gorgeous city it is today. Packed with history, on this cheap city break, don’t miss out on the amazing vantage point from the top of Campanile. It might not be the original, having been rebuilt as a perfect replica in 1912, but Venice’s tallest building still offers an impressive view across the surrounding cityscape. While here, take your time in Piazza San Marco and discover the Byzantine domes and majestic marble on display at the Basilica di San Marco before exploring the character filled streets and charming bridges that reside throughout the city.
Fall in love with the artistic displays on offer from Italian greats, such as Carpaccio, Tintoretto and Tiziano, in the Gallerie dell Accademia. Still expanding and undergoing major restoration work, this collection of buildings is one of the largest galleries in Europe with over 400 masterpieces. Venice’s artistic flair doesn’t stop there. Thanks to Peggy Guggenheim, Venice has also become home of a contemporary art scene. So, while on this cheap city break, enjoy an afternoon tour of arguably the largest collection of contemporary artwork at Punta Dell Dogana.
Duck down the side streets and discover the specialities Venice has to offer. If you’re looking for a small bite in the midday sun head on down to Cantinone Gia’ Schiavia for an impressive array of chichetti and one of the best wine lists in the city. A full bodied glass of Venetian Cabernet goes down a treat with one of their many good cheeses. Or, for a more decadent meal, the Impronta Café will surprise you with both unique and family-favorite dishes.
Celebrate with celebrities
Venice is packed with festivals all year round. Sit amongst the stars at the world’s oldest and most prestigious film festival, put on a mask in the Carnival, or spectate the world renowned boat race, Regata Storica.
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