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Venice is one of Italy's special cities packed full of incredible historic palaces and with so much to see and do, a short city break will just wet your appetite to come back.

Venice is known for it's waterways, the most famous being the Grand Canal with water taxis and gondolas going in every direction. At one point, the 16th-century Rialto bridge lined with shops was the only way of crossing. Apart from the canals, the best way to explore Venice is on foot - through the winding cobbled streets where you will stumble across gillaterias, cafes, bars and restaurants all off the beaten track.

A magical city, Venice attracts visitors from all over the world throughout the year. The best times to visit are spring and early Autumn where the temperatures are more tolerable than the peak summer months and certainly less crowded.

Top attractions
Piazza San Marco
Grand Canal
Saint Mark's Basilica
Doge's Palace
Rialto Bridge
Gallerie dell’Accademia
Murano island - see the famous glass being made
Ca d’Oro - 5th-century Grand Canal palazzo

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Venice Accommodation

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in Venice from excellent 5 star hotels to private holiday rentals - villas on the ouskirts or apartments to rent in the city centre.

Getting around Venice is best done on foot or water taxi as you simply cannot drive. All of the historical centre is pedestrianised and cars need to be left at the entrance to the city - typically at Piazzale Roma.

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Day trips

  • Burano Island in the northern lagoon and famous for its coloured houses, fishermen and lace making
  • Visit the historic city of Verona - famous for its open air operas
  • Padua is just 30 minutes by train with the main attraction being the Scrovegni Chapel at Piazza Eremitan which contains Giotto’s early 14th-century Biblical frescoes
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Twin centre holidays

If you are taking a city break in Venice, which can be exhausting with all the sight seeing, a train up to Milan and then the Italian lake district may be the tonic - relaxing within some of the most spectacular scenery in Italy all around you.

Our view on Venice

One of the most historical and romantic cities in the world, Venice takes some beating with almost too much to see and do in one visit. A great city break destination any time of year but especially in the 10 days leading up to Shrove Tuesday where Carnevale is held and the famous masked balls.