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Venice Travel Information

Nothing can prepare the first time visitor for the unique barrage of sights, sounds and ...... even smells that invade the senses on arrival in Venice!

Even the most seasoned traveller cannot tire of the sight of St Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace or the Rialto Bridge.


Every tiny canal, enlivened by the passing of the ubiquitous gondola, is an enchanting discovery in this most romantic of cities.

Everyone should visit Venice at least once in their lifetime!

Venice Travel Information

Getting There
Various flights from the UK to Marco Polo airport in Venice are available at Hessle Travel. Discount hotel rates and city breaks to Venice are also available to book, contact us for a quote.

Getting Around
The best way is to explore the city is on foot or by waterbus. Gondolas are a magical experience that must be tried but tend to be expensive.

Take a Gondola Ride

Must See
St Mark's Square and the Basilica
Rialto Bridge
Bridge of Sighs
Islands of Burano
Murano and Torcello
Palazzo Ca'd Oro

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs in Venice

Must Do
Go to the top of the Campanile bell tower for a wonderful panorama.
Visit the Doge's Palace.
See the masterpieces housed in Gallerie dell' Accademia.
Shop - the Mercerie is lined with elegant boutiques. For more affordable shopping, visit the streets around the Rialto Bridge. Venitian specialities include the world famous hand blown glass and carnival masks.

To Relax
Soak up the atmosphere of San Marco in one of the square's famous cafes like Florian's or Harry's Bar. Wonderful orchestras but pricey drinks!

Daily average temperatures (Approx) 'C

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Venice Highlights

> Venice is unique, a work of art with waterways at streets

> St Mark's Square was described by Napoleon as 'Europe's finest drawing room'

> The Grand canal is lined with ornate marble palaces, the former homes of Venetian aristocracy

> Smaller canals offer glimpses of hidden piazzas and silent churches

> The Doges Palace was the secular seat of power with the Bridge of Sighs connecting it to the 17th century prison

> Wander around the bustling markets close to the Rialto Bridge

> The Lido provides a more peaceful ambience with tree lined avenues and a 5km beach, only 15 minutes away by waterbus

> Visit the islands of the lagoon, Burano famous for lace and Murano for glass

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