If you are thinking of visiting Venice, and really want to stay at the heart of things, then the San Marco district is the ideal place to take a holiday rental apartment. This is the busy, bustling and sometimes chaotic centre of Venice that every tourist at one point or another will visit. Pick the location of your apartment well, and your holidays in San Marco, Venice, will have the best of both worlds – peace and quiet at night, and close access to all the main tourist sites by day.
The San Marco district, or Saint Mark district, is famous for its imposing piazza and the surrounding buildings. One visit here soon proves why, and despite the amount of tourists during the high season, it is still a remarkable place. Dominating the piazza on its eastern face, is the huge basilica of Saint Mark, with huge arches and marble décor, you will need to make sure that your camera is fully charged and has enough space for plenty of photos! After a sit down at one of the many cafés and bars on the piazza, you could carry on to the clock tower, and then perhaps carry on wandering around the streets that lead off in pursuit of some retail therapy in the many shops.
It goes without saying, that your holidays in San Marco, Venice, would not be complete without a Gondola trip along one of the canals. If you are going to do this, don’t do it on day one, but rather leave it a few days so that you can ascertain the best place to take a ride. The most touristy offerings are not always the best! The canal system is such a vital part of Venice, that a visit to one of the museums dedicated to recording the history of the city would not go amiss. Add on to this art galleries and musical offerings featuring the works of Vivaldi, and you will soon wish you had booked extra time in order to do and see more of this fascinating place.
Staying at self catering accommodation in San Marco, Venice, is popular all the year around, due to the generally good weather. That said, some months are definitely better than others. July and August can seem a little too hot and humid for those people travelling from the United Kingdom and other parts of Northern Europe, whilst the winter months can seem a little chilly. Spring and Autumn make for the most pleasant times to visit, although it pays to be aware that late autumn can see heavy thunderstorms which can cause some of the canals to overflow.
As you would expect from a major city, Venice is well connected through its international airport, meaning that flights into Marco Polo (VCE) come in from virtually every capital city and many major other ones besides. British Airways, Ryan Air, easyJet and BMI Baby fly into Venice from airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA) and Bristol (BRS).