One of the most unique and alluring cities in the world, Venice has stunning architecture, and outstanding art and culture. The city is built on a lagoon and remains virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, meaning that you will encounter mysterious passageways and enchanting canals. Tourists can take a moonlit gondola ride on the Grand Canal, or wander through the narrow streets and soak up the atmosphere and romance. The city is well connected to a large number of destinations in Europe and further afield. Some leading carriers such as Air France, British Airways, and Delta Airlines operate routes to the city, so make sure to compare prices to get a cheap flight to Venice. There are also a number of low-cost carriers offering flights to the city such as EasyJet and Ryanair, so book in advance to improve your chances of getting cheap flights from Edinburgh, London, Manchester and a range of other UK airports.
Venice's magnificent central Piazza San Marco is also the most essential tourist attractions in the city. There are in fact three separate sights to see in the square; the impressive St Mark's basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace, and Torre dell'Orologio, a clock tower that dates back to the 15th Century. From the Middle Ages to the 18th Century Venice was an extremely prosperous city which attracted the greatest artists from all over Europe, putting an indelible mark on the city. You can see Titian's magnificent 'Assumption' at I Frari and Tintoretto's epic 'Crucifixion' at Scuola Grande di San Rocco. However if you just want to visit one museum, head to the Gallerie dell'Accademia to see the wide selection of the city's artistic treasures. No visit to Venice is complete without a gondola ride down of the city's many picturesque waterways. For those looking to most of their trip to Italy and Venice, we recommend exploring the nearby cities of Treviso and Padua, as well as the rest of the region of Veneto.