It is now possible to take city breaks Venice from a range of UK airports using airlines such as Easyjet and BMi who fly into the main Marco Polo airport. Besides, Ryanair serves constant flights to Treviso where a convenient coach link takes you into Venice itself. And then the perfect way to arrive at your hotel is by private water taxi from the airport or bus station - so why not start your city breaks to Venice right this weekend?
Many people plan city breaks to Venice in the heart of the summer, naturally most have their vacations at the time. And as Venice is immensely attractive at any time of year, the summer always brings intense heat and large crowds. There's nothing you can do about it - such is the fate of popular tourist locations.
The slightly cooler months of May, June, September and October are often the most pleasant weather-wise but are equally crowded and generally command the highest prices for city breaks to Venice. Another very busy time in Venice is the Carnivale' when hotels are booked out months in advance! If you plan visiting this spectacular event don't forget to book your lodgings beforehand as early as possible.
Don't want to wait? Not a problem. City breaks to Venice are so diverse and imaginative, that even without Carnivale' you will still be a bit overloaded with attractions.
First of all, unique gondolas-- can one imagine being on city breaks to Venice without traveling the winding canals accompanied by an old Italian song played on a mandolin? When thinking of city breaks to Venice, a young romantic couple in a gondola floating through romantic Venice comes to mind. But, the romanticism will cost you at around 60.00 euro for a 50-minute ride -- rather an expensive pleasure. In this case, better to hire it for an entire group rather than a couple only, as it is possible to fit up to 6 people into one gondola, though you still will pay the same price. To keep the price of city breaks to Venice on the average level in these popular periods, we advise you choosing a hotel outside the historical centre and then travel to the city center by train or boat-taxi.
As Venice consists of several small islands, why not to plan on staying at a good two, three or four star hotel near the main Metro stations( as Mercante di Venezia, Bellini and Hesperia, the Sirio and Centrale and others). Besides, popular Lido Island offers an extra opportunity to city breaks to Venice - you can enjoy sunbathing in the most fashionable beach resort in Venice and its still popular today.
City breaks to Venice provide a unique atmosphere to plunge into the history of the whole European civilization with an emphasis of course on Italy. No other place in the world can offer you such a great variety of cultural city breaks to Venice -- museums, art galleries, palaces, squares and monuments - and each has a story to tell.
The fabulous Academy of Fine Arts ( Galleria dell'Accademia ) is also a great starting point of city breaks in Venice. It is a temple containing an important collection of Venetian-school art: works by Tintoretto, Titan and Bellini. The Galleria dell'Accademia neighbors with Collezione Peggy Guggenheim -- another cultural attraction and important item of city breaks to Venice. It was also the former home of the American heiress and now one of Venice's most popular museums.
Palazzo Duale, Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazzo & Basilica di San Marco, Paradiso Perduto are also a "must see" during any city break in Venice!
City breaks to Venice are an ideal gift for you and anyone else eager to have a refined, romantic holiday at a rather affordable price.