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For those looking for a more active holiday, take advantage of Italy’s many great attractions, including:
- Museum- There is a number of note-worthy museums around the city – The lace Museum, The Shoe Museum and the Glass museum.
- Tours – Take a Gondola tour of the city. Many different tours are available. There are tours of the art, history and fashion locations.
- Boat Excursions – With the enchanting Islands Sicily and Sardinia nearby, you can take a boat rides out to the islands for a day trip.
- Gondolas– take a gondola through the waterways of Venice and enjoy a champagne lunch as you take in your surroundings.
- Visit the vineyards – Book a tour of the vineyards and you’re able to get a taste of the fine wines of Italy, a meal and a fabulous view of the countryside.
- Mardi Gras - 11th February to 21st February is a big festival, celebrated in the city and a lively event to attend.
If you want to see Venice but want to spend the days enjoying a relaxing holiday more, then try the ‘Venice in a day’ tour. You will feel less guilty about relaxing on gondolas and in cafes, whilst listening to classical music being played live, when you know you’ve seen everything.
Venice has much interesting history and it is an exciting location to visit and explore. The people of Venice have a long history and many traditions. With famous musicians of note and much Baroque culture you can feel a little lost in all the history that surrounds you. For fans of history, there are many things to view: • Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square is the main tourist destination in Venice • Rialto Bridge & Rialto Market • Church of Santa Lucia • San Simeone Piccolo, a domed 18th century church modelled on the Pantheon, • The church of San Geremia • Twin Gothic towers of the Fondaco dei Turchi, the former Turkish embassy which now houses the Venice Museum of Natural History. • The unfinished 18th century facade of the church of San Marcuola. • Baroque church of San Stae, a popular concert venue. • Palazzo Sagredo and the Ca' d'Oro, the famous golden house of Venice. • Palaces; Palazzo Grassi and a' Rezzonico (the later houses a prestigious museum) • 17th century Palazzo Capello Malipiero. • Domed church of the Maria della Salute,
The fashion capital Milan is a 2.5hour train journey from Venice. This gives you an opportunity to shop in on of the greatest shopping destinations in Italy and see some more of the amazing sights of Italy too. Venice does have many of its own fashionable shops too with big named brands in the high streets. For big fashion fans, you might like seeing the Shoe Museum. It displays 1500 pairs of shoes that are very desirable by big fashion names. The only downside is you can’t buy them – or upside, depending on who would be paying.
Venice has 2 large universities in the city and it has a vibrant nightlife to accommodate the students and tourists alike. You can take a gondola along the river and sip wine as you go, or visit bars and clubs around the town.
For couples and more mature visitors with an interest in architecture. The tours and attractions have had extra elements added to engage with children, but the city does appeal to a more mature audience.
The weather in Venice during the summer can become very warm, up to 27 degrees; with the waterways being everywhere, it can be quite humid too. For a more pleasant experience, try to visit during the slightly cooler months. The winter period can be quite cool, as low as 5 degrees. The cooler weather brings with it more floods in the city. They are temporary and they are monitored accurately but it’s worth being cautious of them all year round and more so during the winter months.