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Venice City Breaks

Italy's iconic Floating City

From its meandering waterways to its rambling streets, there’s plenty of charm to be explored on a holiday to Venice. While Venice city breaks conjure up images of singing gondoliers and an excessive amount of gelato, there’s plenty more to see here.

This famous Italian city is packed with culture. Watch the world go by in the Piazza San Marco, be immersed in the contemporary art scene, or be whisked away in a Venice water taxi and explore the smaller canals and quieter districts.

Venice holidays hold plenty in store for shopping fans, so whether you're in the mood for Italian fashion, designer clothes or high-quality leather goods, Venice will have it in abundance. Designer boutiques are dotted around the city streets, but if you're seeking souvenirs, you're in luck – Venice’s quaint shops offer plenty of keepsakes to remind you of your trip. Browse antiques, local handicrafts, jewellery and even fresh produce – or just enjoy the gorgeous Venice weather in the pavement cafés.

Just so you know, the local government of Venice has introduced some new regulations to ensure the city doesn’t become overcrowded and is enjoyable for those visiting. From 25th April – 14th July 2024, entry to the city of Venice between 08:30 and 16:00 is subject to payment of the Venice Access Contribution fee

If you’re staying within the city of Venice and paying the Tourist Tax, you won’t need to pay this fee too, but you’ll need to register for a QR code. Anyone under the age of 14 is also exempt but may need to show proof of age. 

To register for your QR code, please follow the following steps:

1.            Head to the official website and click “Exemptions”
2.           Select “I am a guest of an accommodation facility located in the municipality of Venice” and then choose “Request exemption”
3.           Enter your arrival and departure dates, and provide answers to the other questions about your personal information
4.           In the data entry screen, add the name and address of where you're staying
5.           Add names of other guests under “Add holder”
6.           Once you’ve completed the online form and added all necessary info, you’ll receive your QR code electronically – keep this safe and accessible on your device so you can show it as required

Your Venice questions, answered

Venice has some fabulous jazz bars and nightclubs, along with more cosy wine bars than there are days of the year.
Sidestep the tourist traps around Piazza San Marco, and you’ll find reasonably priced restaurants preferred by the locals.
The Spritz Veneziano is sipped as an aperitif. It’s Prosecco, soda water and Aperol served with a slice of orange – so refreshing in warm weather.

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