Head to Venice, a romantic Italian city and discover picturesque canals, Renaissance art, stunning palaces, authentic Italian restaurants and architectural wonders. Venice is a glorious destination to visit at any time of year, but it’s particularly magical in the summer, because you get to enjoy al fresco dining in piazzas and the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Start your exciting city-break at St Mark’s Square and explore the iconic monuments including St Mark’s Basilica the grand Doge’s Palace, two of the city’s most famous buildings before heading up to St Mark’s Campanile Bell Tower, which features glorious views of the entire city. Embark on a romantic gondola ride along the beautiful Grand Canal whilst witnessing scenic sights and enjoying entertainment from your personal Gondolier. Another show stopping attraction of Venice is the Gallerie Dell’Accademia; a historic venue home to a collection of pre-19th century Venetian art masterpieces, including works from artists of the Renaissance period. Brightsun Travel offers exclusive holidays to Venice, so you can enjoy the ultimate city break in Italy as your next trip.
Hidden amidst the major attractions of Venice are many secret gems to discover. Explore the city’s beautiful backstreets, visit quirky second hand bookstores and dine in waterside cafes to get a real insight into daily Venetian life. Particularly worth visiting is the Libreria Acqua Alta; one of the world’s most unique libraries home to books stacked in barrels, bathtubs, gondolas and other weird and wonderful things. The bookstore also features a garden with a staircase made of books, which leads up to great views of the canal. For an authentic local experience, visit Catina Do Mori – a traditional Venetian wine bar and restaurant featuring local wines and cicchetti. The restaurant can be reached from two side streets by the Rialto Bridge. Another gem of the city is the Ponte de Chiodo; one of the only two ancient bridges in Venice with no parapet. The site is situated in the Cannaregio neighbourhood with a pretty garden and waterfront views. Finally, for some relaxation and respite from the city crowds, visit the Dorsoduro district, which is much like Venice with its picturesque canals and fascinating art, but it runs at a slower pace without the tourist crowds. Contact Brightsun Travel and book cheap Venice holidays all throughout the year as well as cheap flights with world-renowned airlines and excellent hotel deals.