Venice is still one of Italy’s most romantic, charming and interesting places to visit. Offering huge luxury, wonderful entertainment and a huge range of things to do, Venice attracts many thousands of visitors throughout the year, all looking to explore the amazing art and picturesque streets of this watery city, built across 122 islands in a shallow lagoon.
The brilliance, extravagance and obvious ancient wealth of Venice means you simply must visit it one day. Tourism in Venice is hugely popular, with Venice accommodation in high demand all year round. During events like Christmas, New Year and the Venice Carnival (February), trying to find a bed in a Venice hotel may be hard, but when you have the option of taking a spacious, private and comfortable apartment in Venice for your holidays, why even try?!
There are so many historical buildings of note, gloriously extravagant palaces and noble villas to visit that it would be impossible to mention them all here. If you are hoping to explore the amazing architecture and artistic masterpieces which call Venice home, you will have to buy an artistic and architectural Venice guide, which are readily available from any Venice tourism offices.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in a Venice apartment or any self catering Venice accommodation during February, you are perfectly set to enjoy the festivities and excitement of the famous Venice Carnival. The carnival is a two week extravaganza of masks, pageants and dances, where the streets of Venice are awash with entertainment and filled with masked residents and visitors alike.
Whenever you visit Venice accommodation, you will want to take a Vaporetto or water bus to explore the cities 150 canals. One of the essential things to do in Venice, a trip down the canals also offers a great way to explore the treasure filled districts of the city from an entirely new angle. No Venice city break would be complete without a trip down the canals, and it is often a great way to find the best restaurants and shopping in Venice, as the streets are very easy to get lost in!
In the evenings, there is plenty to keep you occupied from a self catering Venice apartment. There are a range of fantastic Venice restaurants serving everything from local delicacies to Mexican cuisine, live music and lively bars to choose from, and there is always a party happening down the Misericordia in Cannaregio.
During the long summer months, Venice becomes a honey pot for tourists as temperatures become very warm from June until September, with monthly averages reaching around 24°C in most years. In winter, temperatures dip to around 3°C, although it does nothing to dampen the magic of Venice.
The Marco Polo International is Venice’s airport (VCE). Receiving daily cheap flights form across the UK, Venice Airport is excellently connected to the rest of the city meaning that there is no need to rent a hire car in Venice during your holiday. easyJet and Astraeus provide services along most routes on flights to Venice Airport. Taking just a couple of hours, flights direct to Venice airport make taking a Venice weekend break or short break a really viable and enjoyable option.