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venice 4 A gondola ride is the best way to see the small canals of Venice and soak up the atmosphere
venice 5 Caffe Quadri in St Mark's Square is a lovely place, if not a cheap one, for an aperitif accompanied by music
venice 6 The famous Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal
venice 7 Colourful boats row up the Grand Canal during the Historic Regatta in September
venice 3 The colourful houses of the Island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon

Venice

Venice is an experience like no other. The city is surreal, surrounded by the waters of the Venetian Lagoon and with none of the trappings of a modern day city. St Mark’s Square is the hub and the Grand Canal, that cuts the city in half,is undoubtedly the most stunning high street in the world. But take time to wander the backstreets, or take a gondola tour, and you will discover a different, silent world.

Take a water bus ride to the nearby island of Murano, where you can visit the world famous glass works, or to the pretty island of Burano.

Combine Venice with a stay in the Lake Garda area or with a Tuscany multi-centre holiday (March to October). Or how about a fabulous 3 city tour? See Venice, Florence and Rome and travel between them by comfortable high speed train.

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Places To See In Venice

Islands of the Lagoon

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Visit the lovely islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello on this half day guided tour.

Murder and Mysteries in Venice

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See the backstreets and hear stories from the darker side of Venetian history.

 

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Tour of the Grand Canal

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Sail the Grand Canal in style in a private motorboat.

Food & Drink

Venice

In Venice, life halts several times a day for a ‘spritz’ - a refreshing aperitif with white wine and soda. The Veneto region is known for its white wines and in particular sparkling Prosecco.

Of course, fish is often on the menu with all sorts of shellfish very popular; try spaghetti alle vongole, with clams, or allo scoglio, with mixed seafood and sardine in saor, sweet and sour sardines.

With no traffic to worry about, Venice is the best place to enjoy a meal seated outside on the terrace watching the world go by.

Festivals & Events

Venice

The renowned Venice Carnival (11-28 Feb 2017) turns the whole city into an astonishing array of colour with people in ornate, baroque costumes and the strange masks for which Venice is famous. If you would like to take part rather than just watch, we can organise costumes for you, as long as you book early.

There are many festivals throughout the year with, for example, over 120 rowing regattas which represent the very nature of this city. The Historical Regatta (usually on the 1st Sunday of September) is a spectacular flotilla of colourful boats on the Grand Canal.

The Festa del Redentore with fabulous fireworks is in July whereas in mid-May you can enjoy the Festa della Sensa when the city ‘marries’ the sea. November 21st is the feast of the Madonna della Salute and this festival evokes great religious sentiment in the locals.

Where to stay

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Hotel Bonvecchiati Palace

Located next door to its sister hotel the Bonvecchiati, the Palace hotel has been refurbished and upgraded to Find out more...

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£ 789 Per person
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Hotel Palazzo Sant'Angelo

The Palazzo Sant’Angelo occupies what must surely be one of the most sought after positions in Venice – right Find out more...

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£ 658 Per person

Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

This is one of the best known hotels in Venice famous for its terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, and St Mark Find out more...

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£ 856 Per person
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Hotel Palazzetto Madonna

Ideally located in the San Polo district, this charming hotel has waterfront access so your water taxi can st Find out more...

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£ 780 Per person

Hotel Santa Marina

The Hotel Santa Marina enjoys a great location in Venice, in a quiet square but just a 10 minute stroll from t Find out more...

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Hotel Amadeus

This comfortable 4 star hotel lies in the characteristic Cannaregio area of Venice and is just a short walk fr Find out more...

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£ 568 Per person
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Hotel Cipriani

The legendary Hotel Cipriani, favoured by many a movie star, enjoys a unique position on the island of Giudecc Find out more...

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Hotel San Cassiano

Housed in a historic palazzo this hotel is full of typical Venetian charm with antiques and classic décor. Its Find out more...

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£ 593 Per person

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