Holidays to Venice 2016 / 2017
Venice is the capital of the Veneto region in Italy and is built on top of more than 100 small islands. Venice is a spectacular sight to see with the Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Their Venetian Gothic architecture brings out the most beautiful parts of Venice. If you love culture and cuisine, then a holiday to Venice is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
Activities & Entertainment – Venice Holidays
Venice is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and architecture. During your holiday in Venice, you should definitely take advantage of this and try a ride on a Gondola. This will take you through the city’s picturesque waterways and scenery.
To fully experience Venice, you should get a taste for Venetian cuisine and the wine they offer. Venice has its own specialities - with wine being one of them. If you like your wine, then you should try a wine tour during your holiday in Venice.
A holiday to Venice offers spectacular sights, refreshing culture and delicious cuisine. Book a cheap holiday to Venice with Co-operative Travel and experience the amazing scenery and appetising food.
Booking Ahead - Venice Holidays in 2016/2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great Venice holiday deals and packages are now available for Venice holidays in 2016/2017.
Booking ahead for your holiday to Venice in 2016/2017 has real advantages. Whether you’re booking a romantic getaway or a treat for the family, look no further. Not only can you get an amazing deal by booking in advance, but it will also take the hassle out of taking last minute time off work. The sooner you book, the sooner you can look forward to it!
Book a Venice Package Holiday for Next Year & Save Money Now
Whenever you decide to book your Venice holidays, there are plenty of packages to suit your budget. Venice has plenty of top quality hotels - which can be booked on a bed & breakfast, full or half-board basis. However, many cheap holidays to Venice are self-catering. Look at the last minute Venice holidays we have on offer for the latest deals.
Venice – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Venice is the capital of the Veneto region in northern Italy. It is built on over 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. It is famed for the fact that instead of driving cars on roads, you have to use boats on canals for transportation in Venice. It is also known for its great cuisine and rich culture.
Ideal Time to Go: High season in Venice falls in the summer. This is great because of the warm weather and great atmosphere. However, the crowds of holiday-goers tend to be very large and this isn’t as cheap as other times of the year. We recommend having your Venice holiday during September - November as this is when the crowds have dissipated from the summer high season and prices are often cheaper - and the weather is still rather pleasant.
Weather: The annual average temperature in Venice is 13°C. The warmest months in Venice are July and August with average temperatures of 23°C. The coolest months in Venice are December - February with average temperatures of around 4°C. Rainfall is quite consistent in Venice often staying at around 70mm of rainfall over 10 days each month. The wettest month in Venice is June with an average of 90mm rainfall over 11 days. The driest month is January with an average 40mm of rainfall over 8 days.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Venice take around 2 hours.
Time Difference: Venice is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Over 15 million holiday-goers flock to Venice each year!
Top Tip: To keep things cheap, you can drink your coffee at the counter of Venice’s cafés as opposed to sitting down at a table or outside with it - they charge more for this and you’re also expected to pay a larger tip.
Places to Go on your Venice Holiday
Venice is a beautiful place with many wonderful sites to visit and admire during your holiday. Here are our top picks for places to go during your holiday in Venice:
The Grand Canal – this is Venice’s main canal and is a beautiful place to visit during your holiday. We recommend taking a short boat trip down this canal on one of the evenings during your holiday in Venice as during the evening, the many buildings alongside the canal are beautifully lit and the waters are peaceful and relaxing. This is perfect if you’re looking to add a bit of romance to your Venice holiday.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco – this is an art museum in Venice dedicated entirely to the Italian artist Tintoretto. The architecture of this building alone is an incredible and artistic sight to behold. Once inside, you’re able to view some of Italy’s finest works of art - perfect for adding a bit of culture to your Venice holiday.
Campo San Polo – this is the second largest campo (square) in Venice after the Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) and is a great place to relax and unwind during your Venice holiday. There are plenty of cheap cafés surrounded by beautiful calm scenery to keep you satisfied and a lot of people come here for ice skating which - a great holiday activity to take part in during your stay in Venice.
How to Get There
Due to the popularity of Venice as a holiday destination, flights are available from airports all over the UK to Venice all year round at cheap prices. There’s a variety of direct and connecting flights to Venice, however, we recommend going with one of the direct flights if possible as this often works out to be the cheapest and quickest option for travelling to your Venice holiday.