Mention the romantic city of Venice, and immediately, scenes of Romeo and Juliet come to mind, as well as canals and gondolas. Whilst there is certainly an aspect of this in the Italian city, there is also so much more besides. By staying in an apartment in Venice city centre, you will be right in the heart of things, and be easily able to explore this fascinating and unique place. All self catering accommodation in Castello, Venice, is of a wonderful standard, meaning that you will have all the creature comforts of home whilst you are on vacation.
Holidays in Castello, Venice, have so much to offer that it is almost hard to know where you should begin. Probably the area that is most visited, is the San Marco piazza. This area, dedicated to San Marco, or Saint Mark in English is surrounded by amazing buildings such as the San Marco basilica, and amazing clock tower and much more besides. Leading off from the piazza, or square, are many streets which have enough shops to keep even the most frenzied of shoppers in a state of ecstasy! A trip to Venice is not complete without a gondola ride on one of the canals of course, and many a tourist has been tempted to sing “Just one Cornetto” whilst doing so!
Being a city centred on a series of islands and connected by canals, water transport is all important here. Nowadays, there is a very good water bus service that can provide an easy way to get around, and enables you to see the city in greater detail. You will be able to take a trip out to specialist glass making areas (e.g. Murano), as well as visit the many museums which will add to your knowledge of this fascinating place. Catching a concert in Venice is highly recommended, and there are normally various performances going on, from the amateur to the professional recitals of composers such as Vivaldi. Although your self catering accommodation in Castello will have everything that you need in order to cater for yourself, a visit to one of the quality restaurants will be an experience in itself.
Holidays in Castello can be taken at any time of year, but some months are undoubtedly better than others. From spring to early summer is probably the most pleasant time of year to visit, with the humidity and heat of July and August not being present. The autumn can be a time of seasonal thunderstorms, which can cause some of the canals to rise quite dramatically in height. Winter time can see the temperatures drop almost to zero at times, but in a way, adds to the romance, especially on a gondola!
Travellers on their holidays in Castello, Venice, will more likely than not arrive by air. The Marco Polo airport (VCE) is located just 12 km outside of the city, and most of the major airlines fly into here from cities around the world. Alitalia, British Airways, Jet2, easyJet and Ryan Air fly into Venice from airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX) and Newcastle(NCL).