Explore Venice on your next holiday
One of Italy’s most romantic cities, a holiday to Venice offers its visitors a surreal experience. Blessed with world famous canals, stunning architecture and a rich history, it is a definite must see while touring Italy. With all forms of motorized vehicles in the historical centre being banned, tourists often feel like they have stepped into a fairytale. See easyJet Holidays deals for romantic Venice city breaks.
A holiday to Venice will have you wandering around its never-ending maze of tiny cobbled courtyards and winding back streets which have been linked by arched bridges and dotted with osterias (bars), traditional trattorias (restaurants) and obligatory tourist gift shops. However, it is the unique waterways occupied by the traditional gondoliers which really entice tourists and create this enchanting atmosphere.
What to see and do in Venice
Whether it is a Romantic meal for two or a lively dining experience, you will not be stuck for exciting places to eat, which are all nothing short of culinary perfection. Despite being renowned for its pastas and pizza, restaurants are exploding with an array of choices regularly putting an emphasis on fish dishes accompanied by ‘polenta’. Why not venture to one of the fascinating street cafes which are stocked full of great snack food and light lunches selling many of the Italian specialties or take the opportunity to sample some of the traditional dishes such as “risi e bisi”.
When visiting Venice on holiday, you will not be stuck for historic attractions to explore. Tourists are encouraged to visit the beautiful grounds of St. Mark’s Square recognised as Italy’s favourite public urban space and piazza. Within these grounds, sits the magnificent Basilica San Marco – one of the most famous sights in Venice boasting fascinating marble columns, mosaic ceilings and bronze statues. A short distance from the Basilica stands St. Mark’s Campanile where you can climb to the top of its legendary Venetian bell tower for amazing view of the city. Whilst boosting your cultural knowledge in this charming square, drop into one of the many cafes which line the piazza and soak up the live music which is often being played.
An essential experience when on holiday in Venice is taking a gondola ride across Venice’s beloved canals. A romantic ride may be the perfect way to end your Italian holiday and a perfect opportunity to cherish the Rialto Bridge- an exquisite piece of craftsmanship made of white stone which has become an iconic image in Venice especially with its delightful rows of shops lining both entry ramps. Find more things to do in Venice here.
A holiday to Venice has plenty for the art lovers to enjoy, the Accademia Gallery is one of the many art galleries in this impressive city featuring spectacular paintings and sculptures by well-known artists. Visitors can also indulge in the vast amount of Italian masterpieces filling the museums, including works from Giorgione and Tintoretto.
The Mercerie and nearby Calle dei Fabbri feature some of the main shopping streets in Venice, attracting the serious shopaholics with the top designer outlets. However, it is the glass and lace vendors which really steal the focus of the Venice tourist, along with a number of stylish shops specializing in traditional and modern interior design. Famous for its amazing masks and costumes, the Venice shopper will find stores filled with genuine masks at bargain prices making the perfect souvenir. Why not visit Venice’s busy markets which are full of character and an integral part of local life- a great place to find bargains or simply to enjoy the local atmosphere and banter.
If you are after some beach time whilst on your Venice break, check out easyJet Holidays deals on holidays to Venice Lido, a beautiful sandbank that will make a holiday to Venice all the more special.
easyJet Holidays to Venice
Whether it’s a romantic break in this gorgeous city or a stylish retreat that you’re after, easyJet Holidays have the right holiday for you. Simply choose from a selection of flights and hotels and we will tailor a holiday deal at a fantastic rate just for you. easyJet Holidays are determined to give you every chance to enjoy the breathtaking sights of Venice, indulging in its unique qualities which make it one of Italy’s favourite holiday cities-all in one flexible and all inclusive deal.