Stay in a romantic holiday villa or apartment in the heart of Venice
The lagoon city of Venice is found in the North of Italy, this city is made up of 118 islands and most of the city is covered in water. It may not be one of the largest cities but one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy attracting tourist form all over the world. Additionally, it is one of the most romantic cities in the country. Popular throughout the year, it is summer that sees the most guests descend upon this perfect city. Drawn to the city by the golden sunshine illuminating the architecture of Venice and somehow making it even more beautiful, millions of loved-up couples arrive in Venice between May and August, causing the world-famous St. Mark's Square to come alive – a heaving mass of bodies basking in the Italian heat.
City breaks Venice – how to get around and what to see
One activity that many like to do when staying in a holiday rental in Venice is go on a gondola ride. If you shop about, you can get a very reasonable price for just under €40 depending on how long and if you want a meal to come with the ride. There is nothing better than being driven around on the clear, blue waters of Venice with your loved one whilst taking in the gorgeous scenery. If you wish to see the sights, getting a water taxi is sometimes the only way to get around, however sometimes you can walk. Visit St Mark's basilica is a Roman Catholic cathedral church with fantastic architecture and historical heritage. The Torre dell'Orologio, known in English as St. Marks Clock Tower, is another great attraction in the city of Venice, whose lower floors make up an archway. Found in a picturesque plaza of the city, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby for you to sample the Italian cuisine. Sample true Italian-made pizza and pasta and you will find it difficult not to come back to the region of Veneto, where Venice is, every year! Short breaks to Venice are suitable for every budget as many things can be done for a relatively reasonable price, so long as you plan in advance. Choose from a wide range of holiday apartments in the heart of the city, from everything to luxury, contemporary rentals to holiday homes with terraces.
If you enjoy city breaks to Venice but find yourself wanting to visit somewhere else, why not visit the Italian island of Sicily. Equally romantic but with a beautiful coastline, it is a great island for sun, sea and sand whilst incorporating Italian values, such as great food and lovely hospitality. After more romantic trips? Then why not plan an extended weekend break in the romantic city of Paris.
Home of enchanting gondolas and idyllic canal rides
Like a ride in those ubiquitous gondolas, a visit to St. Mark's Square is a must, if you want to get your Venetian holiday just right. An interesting fact, bound to come up in pub quiz trivia at some point, is that this famous square is one of the few places in the world, where the sound of people talking is enough to drown out the noise of the traffic in the surrounding area. Given all of those cliches we've all heard about Italian drivers, this is no mean feat! Venice is known for its bridges such as the Rialto but interestingly Hamburg has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam