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Venice City Breaks | A Celebration of Life on Italy’s Floating City

Built on a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, Venice stands gorgeously on a group of 117 small islands and is called the city of water. As a trove of historical sites, this city of Italy enchants the expats with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, most beautiful bridges, royal gardens, fantastic pubs, and bars. For those who are stressed out of work or longing for a much-needed break either short or long, the capital of the Veneto region is always a smart choice for unwinding getaways. Pick the best deal on Venice City Breaks with much lower deposits and more discounts on travel and accommodation. Marvel at St Mark’s Basilica or go on the Grand Canal boat tour, this floating city offers something for everyone year-round. Furthermore, discover the darkest secrets and uncover the haunted history with entertaining ghost tours in the night.

Best Time to Visit

Venice is such a gorgeous city that it is always great to visit at any point of time in a year. But, the summers from June and August have tourists flocking and on some days, they even outnumber the locals. So, there will huge crowds at the sightseeing places and maddening queues at the museums and other attractions. So, with pleasant weather and an even more pleasant atmosphere away from crowds, the best time to visit Venice in April, May, September, and October. And also, these are great times to benefit from the best deals to travel and stay on Cheap City Breaks to Venice.

Best Places to See and Things to Do

Explore the City with Free Walking Tours

Free walking tours are the best way to explore the city and its hidden places. These guided tours help to discover the little secrets and know the culture of the city on Venice Holidays. Besides, just wander through the streets, sit beside the canals and have coffee or beer from the cafes.

Church of Gold

Built in the 11th century, Basilica di San Marco is an iconic church in Italy. It is also known as the Golden Church due to its gorgeous and grandeur golden mosaic. Above all, this structure symbolizes the Venetian wealth and power of the past.

Palazzo Ducale

Setting out from the 9th century, Palazzo Ducale is a masterpiece of Gothic art. Beautified by artists like Titian, Tiepolo, and Tintoretto, there are numerous art forms and architecture to amaze at this site.

Grand Canal Boat Tour

Lined up with several glorious palaces and several wonderful structures, Grand Canal boat tour imprints picturesque images to take back home as marvelous memories from the capital city of Veneto.

Climb the Campanile di San Marco

There will be nothing like watching a cityscape from the heights. Therefore, head to the bell tower of Campanile di San Marco that dominatingly overlooks the skyline of the city. Reach the top of this tower through an elevator for the best views of Venice.

Enjoy the Sunrise and Sunset from Ponte di Rialto Bridge

Spanning over Grand Canal from one side to another side, Ponte di Rialto is a very popular bridge in the city. This is a wonderful place to watch the exotic sunrises in the mornings and sunsets in the evenings. Furthermore, this is a great spot to watch the gondolas, vaporettos, and ferries pass by in the gorgeous Grand Canal. And also, one can capture picture-perfect snaps to carry back and share with friends to inspire them to travel to Venice.

Eating Out in Venice

Flavored around centuries of history, the cuisine of Venice is mainly of Veneto region which is different from the cuisine of Northern Italy. And also, the tastes and methods vary according to the geography of mountains, plains, and seashore. Try to taste the liver chops, small spicy crabs, been soup noodles, fried sardines and cuttlefish on Holidays to Venice. And also, unwind yourself by sampling down the regional wines of Italy served with delicious little snacks of Cicchetti.

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In the spaces of an old abbey in the heart of Venice, the Hotel Abbazia has rediscovered the authentic poetic atmosphere of the Monastery of Venice's Discalced Carmelite Friars, which has always been an enchanting place of hospitality and tradition. The hotel is framed by a rare garden whose spaces and comfort have been enhanced by a skillful restoration. Designed by Giuseppe Sardi (b. S. Angelo di Vado – Pesaro 1680 – d. Rome 1753) and made of Carrara marble, it represents the triumph of the Virgin-Mother, whose statue dominates the centre. Six pairs of corinthian colums stand over a tall, solid pedestal. The niches set between them contain statues of Saints: Sebastian, Mary Magdalen, Margaret and John the Baptist. In the centre is a large imposing portal. These columns support and ornate entablature, which carries a further four pairs of composite colums; the statue of the Madonna is in the middle, flaked by St. Jerome, Faith, Hope (badly damaged after a fall) and St. Bartholoew. The façade is surmounted by a pediment, bearing the coat of arms of the Counts Cavazza, patrons of the Curch. On the pediment there is a statue of Christ triumphant, with Adam and Cain on his right and Abel and Eve on his left. The façade is the work of various artists, such as Clemente Molli ( b. Bologna 17th century), Francesco Penso, called Cabianca (b. Venice 1665 – d. 1737) and G. Bonazza ( b. Padua 1650 – d. 1736). It has been rather badly damaged, unfortunatly, by generations of pigeons.
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