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#1/26
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Destination: Venice
Once you have visited Venice’s most famous sights, there is still so much to see in this delightful city and the islands of the Venetian lagoon... read more »
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Destination: Venice
Planning a trip to Venice? Here are some unusual suggestions and tips you probably won't find in your guidebook, including some of our favourite places to eat... read more »
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Venice doesn't need to be a money drain. Putting in the prep and following a few simple rules will make for a more relaxed holiday - and help you focus on the charm and atmosphere of the lagoon city... read more »
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Destination: Venice
Visitors to Venice are frequently disappointed by their accommodation - but these recommendations for great places to stay will make sure you avoid that sinking feeling... read more »
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5
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Destination: Venice
Venice's accommodation scene is changing fast: check out these stylish new hotels... read more »
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
It's often translated as 'inn', but the word 'locanda' denotes small scale, a warm family welcome, quality and Italian style in an urban setting. Here are five of my favourite new places in Venice... read more »
#7/26
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Destination: Verona
With so much to see and do in Italy, Verona is often sacrificed for Venice and Milan – but on a two-day short break, you can get to know a city that is famous for more than just Romeo and Juliet... read more »
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Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey... read more »
#9/26
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4.5
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Destination: Venice
Wonderful holidays are created by wonderful experiences. I have distilled the best moments from over 30 trips to Venice so you can make the most of your short break... read more »
#10/26
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4.5
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Can’t quite decide between Paris and Venice for your surprise romantic city break? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds?... read more »
#11/26
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4.5
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Short Break
Venice is one of the world's most visited cities. But there are still some neighbourhoods where you only have to share it with the cats, the pigeons and the cries of the boatmen... read more »
#12/26
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4.25
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
Visit off-season to see the magnificent city of Venice untouched by the summer masses, and at its misty, mysterious best... read more »
#13/26
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Venice
From now until November, Venice hosts its modern art show – the Biennale. To make the most of it, stay at one of the hotels below and follow my guide to the best installations, shows and short films... read more »
#14/26
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4
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Destination: Venice
Visitors to Venice can find their wallets emptying rather rapidly - so here are a few suggestions for places to stay and eat without breaking the bank... read more »
#15/26
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4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Venice
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
Venice may be crowded but the water is lovely and learning to negotiate the waterways is the key to discovering the city's secret side... read more »
#16/26
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4
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Destination: Venice
With its aggressive restaurant touts and eye-popping prices, Venice is fraught with dangers for diners. However, it is possible to find good, local food at a fair price. Just follow my advice... read more »
#17/26
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A charming small city in the northern Veneto, Treviso is the ideal destination for a quiet getaway or romantic weekend in a tranquil location - and Venice is just a day trip away... read more »
#18/26
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3
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Destination: Venice
Eating out in Venice is notoriously hit and miss, with too many mediocre restaurants dishing up uninspiring tourist fare - but I've found a little local gem that's well worth booking... read more »
#19/26
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3
(2 comments)
Destination: Venice, Verona, Milan
If you think you don't like Opera - try this. A night out does not get any better. All for €20!! All easily done on a short break on a cheap flight to Milan. ... read more »
#20/26
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4
(3 comments)
Destination: Venice, Mestre
Everyone agrees that Venice is beautiful - and complains about how expensive it can be. But I managed to enjoy a bargain weekend there without missing out on any of its delights. Here's how...... read more »
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