Is Venice a European destination you have been keen to visit for a city break? If your answer is no, it is highly likely that we will convince you otherwise when you hear all that this stunning city has to offer – and if your answer is yes, we will make your desire to visit Venice even more intense! Famous for being the city built on water, Venice is one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations, full of historic and cultural gems, and some of the most fabulous food on offer in all of Italy. Book your flights from Liverpool to Venice today, flying with easyJet.
Why you should go
Venice is one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations; from the incredible architecture to the canals, bridges and gondolas, it is no wonder that the city attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. Depending on the amount of time you have during your stay, you absolutely must tick off a few of the must-sees, such as Piazza San Marco, the picturesque Grand Canal and Saint Mark's Basilica; but we have a few additional suggestions to slot into your itinerary if possible.
The architecture in Venice is something you will be in awe of no matter where you turn. Make sure you check out Palazzo Ducale, also known as Doge’s Palace – the Gothic architecture is fantastic, and the building is home to a variety of art exhibitions year-round. Another must-see is Ca’ Rezzonico Palace and Museum, where tourists flock to admire the 18th century Venetian art adorning the halls and ballrooms inside the palace. If architecture is your thing, then a couple of other places you simply cannot miss are Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ca’ d’Oro.
In between taking a water bus down the canals and sitting in Piazza San Marco for a bite to eat and a glass of wine, there are countless other eateries that are definitely worth a pit stop during your time in Venice. Pasticceria Tonolo is one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, selling delicious food and coffee for very reasonable prices. For classic Italian food and wine, check out Ai Mercanti Restaurant or Rosticceria Gislon, and for some authentic gelato visit Suso Gelatoteca. If you manage to visit all of these places, you will definitely leave Venice with very satisfied taste buds!
When you should go
Venice is the ideal destination to visit at any time of year – you will always be spoiled for choice when it comes to art exhibitions, outdoor events and fantastic food markets dotted all over the city. Winters in Venice are chilly, so pack a coat and woolly hat, whereas summers are hot, so if you visit between May and August, don’t forget your sun cream! No matter when you visit, the city has plenty to offer.
Where you should stay
Venice is home to numerous hotels, cosy B&Bs and boutique apartments to suit all budgets and styles. If you are looking for somewhere luxurious to stay, treat yourself to the incredible Belmond Hotel Cipriani or The Gritti Palace. If you want somewhere a little more understated, check out Hotel Becher, Hotel Orion, Hotel Paganelli or Hotel Continental.
Do you fancy doing something off the beaten track during your time in Venice? Try one (or all!) of the following:
- Poveglia Plague Island – a tiny island just a stone’s throw from Venice, with a dark and harrowing past.
- Burano – the most visually stimulating Venetian island, where the houses are painted in a range of bright colours.
- Squero di San Trovaso – where the gondolas of Venice go for a little spruce up.
With cheap flights to Venice from Liverpool commencing on 31st October 2017, operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays, now is the time to start planning your Italian adventure! Book your flights with us today.