Cheap Holidays in Venice
Venice is not just any other city. This is La Serenissima, the Devine Republic, a city unlike any other on the planet. This collection of 116 islands connected by 409 bridges is one of the most famous urban landscapes in the world. Well worn images of palazzo lined canals and masked gondoliers make Venice seem familiar even to those who have not been there, but nothing prepares visitors for the first glorious sight of this city.
Emerging from Santa Lucia railway station or even better, arriving by boat from the airport, the city unravels in a waterborne spectacular of stunning architecture and chocolate box domes. Here, even the fire engines and ambulances are boats, in a world that is far removed from 21st century Europe. The clogged roads that greet arrivals to most other European cities are replaced by a network of canals and lagoons that stretch off tantalisingly in all directions, just waiting to be explored.
Away from the tourist centre there are another 34 islands to explore. The pick of these include Murano, with its world famous glass blowers and glass products, Burano, with its lace making and quaint fishermenâ€™s houses and Torcello, which is an island draped in history that stretches back to the very beginnings of human settlement in the Venetian lagoon. A visit to the truly glorious city of Venice will surely not be the last, as the sights, sounds and romance of this city are second to none.