Venice is popular for its breath-taking views and abundance of boat rides. Enjoy the views and experience the local transport. The romantic river city of Italy awaits your arrival, and we will show you how you can get there and make value in memories and time spent.
What to See and Do
Piazza San Marco
Three of Venice’s major sites are located in this square: The Basilica di San Marco, a Byzantine marvel, the Torre dell’Orologio, and the Doge’s Palace – a Gothic palace that was also the seat of the government under the Venetian Republic. The piazza itself is majestic, and visitors who go to Florence in the autumn or winter months might even see it flooded, with wooden platforms set up to enable people move around and the locals wading through the water in thigh-high rain boots. There are numerous cafés and restaurants dotted around the edge, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the local culture.
Bridge of Sighs
Perhaps Venice’s most famous architectural jewel, the Bridge of Sighs is situated in the city centre near the Piazza San Marco. Its name derives from the fact that it was part of the Doge’s Palace prison complex, and convicts had to cross it to go from the Doge’s interrogation rooms to the New Prison once they received their sentence. It was the last thing they saw before their incarceration, so many sighs could be heard as they walked through the bridge, resigning themselves to their imminent fate. Today, the bridge has much happier connotations, with millions flocking each year to witness its beautiful design.
Climb the Campanile
For a bird’s-eye view of Venice, visitors can ride the elevator to the top of the Campanile (bell tower). Completed in 912, it is the tallest building in all of Venice, and one of the oldest too. In 1902 disaster struck and it collapsed completely, but it was reconstructed trying to stay as true as possible to the original, so visitors today can see pretty much the same tower that Venetians saw over 1000 years ago. The Dolomites mountain range can even be seen in the distance on clear days.
Purchase your tickets online and skip the queue.
The city on the river is now much cheaper to get to than you thought. With flights starting as low as £13 one way, you can enjoy the beauty that is Venice. If you are getting ready for the summer holidays, now is the best time to book your flights, head out for a week in July for £26 return, simply hit find flights on the widget below.
Venice is popular for its breath-taking views and abundance of boat rides. Enjoy the views and experience the local transport, all within a stone’s throw away from many hostels in the neighbourhood. With accommodation starting from around £13 per night, you can find more luxurious private rooms for around £30 per night. Providing you the extra comfort you desire, enabling you to socialise with locals and tourists from all walks of life.
Venice is a very popular tourist destination. Many tourists flock here during the summer time and even during winter to enjoy the romantic and well documented city. Hotels reflect this in their price with your most luxurious rooms starting at £100 per night.
Single rooms with private bathrooms begin from £35 per night and having saved a large amount on the flight expenses you can give a little more on the accommodation.
If you’d like to bridge the gap between hotel and hostel, we recommend finding an Airbnb accommodation. Find yourself a villa for a similar price of a hotel. Make your stay that little bit more memorable and more you.
With a vast choice of food markets in Venice, it is very easy to indulge in local cuisine. Take a trip to the local market for seafood, Rialto Market. This is the heart of Venice, where vendors sell fresh seafood as well as produce. It’s open every day of the week except Sunday. It’s the best way to see the city’s vibrant social life, especially on Saturday mornings when everyone comes to do their grocery shopping. Pick up some fruit to munch on and have a snack at the nearby bar, Al Merca’.