With its prime location on the tip of Giudecca Island, the Hotel Cipriani commands panoramic views across the Lagoon and over St Mark’s Basin.
A hotel unsurpassed for traditional luxury and elegant service, the exquisite suites offer a range of splendid outlooks and the Fortuny Restaurant serves the finest Venetian cuisine. The Cipriani is the only hotel in Venice with an Olympic-sized pool, plus a tennis court and fitness centre, making it the premier short break destination in Venice.
THE CITY ON THE WATER
Founded in the 5th century as a haven from invaders, Venice grew to become an important trading hub and powerful republic. Its fantastic Renaissance wealth is evidenced by the glorious surviving architecture of palazzos and churches that line its breathtaking network of canals. For short breaks, Venice is the ideal city with a stunning living history that is best seen while reclining on the cushions of gondola being punted along the Canal Grande.
Within the walls of the city’s churches and palaces lie some of Europe’s greatest medieval treasures. The Basilica di San Marco dominates the famous piazza with its towering campanile; inside you’ll be dazzled by over 4,000 square metres of mosaics, the opulent Pala d’Oro alter piece and the famous bronze horses from Constantinople. Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia to explore its 24 rooms of exquisite Venetian art, including works by Bellini, Tintoretto and Titian, or visit the fascinating museums of the Palazzo Ducale, a perfect expression of Gothic architecture.
A short break in Venice offers a multitude of wonderful experiences – from a ride on a gondola to a moonlit stroll over the Rialto Bridge or a trip to Murano to watch glass blowers at work. As the gastronomic capital of northern Italy, Venice has its own sublime cuisine and many excellent restaurants, while shopping here for glass, lace and Italian fashion is exceptional.
Short breaks to Venice guide price: £8,798 per person based on two passengers flying by Premier 1 from Farnborough and staying two nights in a Deluxe Junior Suite.
Other departure airports and durations are available. Please contact us for details.
Guide Prices are low-season, entry prices.