Includes flights, hotel, daily breakfast & one À la carte meal
28ºC / 82ºF
Situated on the Venetian mainland with easy access to both the historic centre of Venice and the Marco Polo Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn presents itself in a graceful, modernist architectural design. The hotel offers a break away from the tourist crowds near San Marco Square, and includes a range of features that guests can indulge in at their own leisure. Grab a cocktail in the bar area or enjoy some local delicacies at the hotel’s own restaurant, before retreating to the spacious, lightly-coloured rooms that are fitted with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is rated number 4 out of 57 hotels in Mestre.
Built on an archipelago of small flat islands, most visitors head to the heart of the old city: the San Marco Basilica, which rises above its famous square, and the adjacent Doge’s Palace. For a panoramic view of the city, cross the water by boat to the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you can climb the bell tower. You can also see another side of the city by visiting Murano Island, which for centuries has been the centre of production of the famous Venetian glassware. On the way back, stop by the small artificial island of San Michele in Isola, which has served as Venice’s cemetery for 200 years and is the resting place of many artists and musicians.
No trip to Venice is complete without a trip along the canals on one of the iconic gondolas, with a glass of wine or champagne in hand, and when you step off the narrow boat, after having passed Ca’ d’Oro and swept under the Rialto Bridge, you will find no shortage in places to choose from for a romantic dinner. Venetians like the rest of the country are passionate about food, and like every other Italian region, they have their own specialities, of which they are fiercely proud. Naturally, the Veneto cuisine evolves around seafood, and dishes like baccala mantecato and risotto al nero di seppia (black risotto) should be on any foodie’s checklist. The local springtime delicacy of moleche (small green crabs) are also delicious treats that can be tucked in with a cold glass of wine at hand.