Venice – Italy’s most romantic city – is built on 118 small islands in the lagoon where the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers join. Known as the City on the Water, Venice is famous for being mapped out by canals and bridges.
Venice is truly a city for lovers of culture on their holidays or a short city break. Book tickets to Venice for a fascinating mix of beautiful architecture, rich culture and artistic expression. Major attractions include the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) with its incredible basilica, as well as the Palazzo dei Dogi (Doge’s Palace), the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs.
With such magnificent architecture, art from the likes of Titian and Tintoretto, and restaurants offering some of the best of Italian gastronomy, flights to Venice offer a feast for the eyes and the stomach. And if all the history gets too much? Venice is also a major fashion centre, with plenty of luxury fashion boutiques and shops, so it’s the perfect place to mix a little culture with some shopping. And at the end of a long hard day of hitting the shops and seeing world-famous sights, what better way to relax than with a gondola ride down the famous canals?
Some of the other islands across the lagoon – such as Burano and Torcello – are also worth a visit. Murano, in particular, is the home of Venice’s glass industry. You can still see master craftsmen firsthand in their glassworks. For those looking to travel slightly further afield, it’s only a short journey to the beautiful nearby city of Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliette.
You can book cheap flights to Venice with Monarch flying from Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick
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