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Stunning Venetian Riviera holidays 2017 / 2018

Italy is well known for its incredible history, stunning landscapes and famous cities, and the Venetian Riviera is no different. Located on the east coast of Italy, close to the border with Croatia, here you’ll find some of the world’s most incredible sights. Choose from the holiday of a lifetime in Venice, discover the beautiful, sunny streets of Mestre or relax on some of Italy’s best beaches in Lido di Jesolo. Wherever you choose to base yourself, from romance to family fun and with a sprinkle of adventure too, the Venetian Riviera has something for everyone in 2017/2018.

Top resorts in Venetian Riviera

Venice
Deposit from £49 per person

Venice from £158 pp

Mestre
Deposit from £49 per person

Mestre from £134 pp

Venice Lido
Deposit from £49 per person

Venice Lido from £168 pp

Most popular hotels in Venetian Riviera

Lagare Hotel Venezia Mgallery
Lagare Hotel Venezia Mgallery
Lagare Hotel Venezia Mgallery

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £339 pp
Hotel Venezia
Hotel Venezia
Hotel Venezia

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £219 pp
Carlton & Grand Canal
Carlton & Grand Canal
Carlton & Grand Canal

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £313 pp
Hotel Ala
Hotel Ala
Hotel Ala

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £309 pp
Bauer Palazzo
Bauer Palazzo
Bauer Palazzo

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £813 pp
Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena
Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena
Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £322 pp
Saturnia and International
Saturnia and International
Saturnia and International

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £353 pp
Principe
Principe
Principe

Venice, Venetian Riviera

from £332 pp

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At a glance

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Italian
  • Time Zone: GMT +1
  • Average flight time: 2h 15m

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Top Attractions

Top Attractions

The top attractions of holidays to the Venetian Riviera are its history and culture, and they don't stop at Venice. All across the region you’ll find stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes and some of the best Italian cuisine. In Venice explore St Mark’s Square, feeding the pigeons and watching the many glamorous tourists and locals as they pass. In Mestre and soak up the culture along the pretty streets of the town, or simply relax on the beach at Lido di Jesolo. Whatever you choose to do on your holidays there’s something in this incredible region for you.

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Wine and Dine

Wine and Dine

Italians are proud of their delicious, world-famous food and after a holiday to the Venetian Riviera you’ll find it easy to see why. Choose from a wide range of pizza and pasta dishes, or opt for delicious meats from local farms, fruit and vegetables, cheeses and delicious seafood caught straight from the Adriatic coast. Venice is a hub for fine dining, while Lido di Jesolo offers a mixture of both Italian and International cuisines. Wine lovers will find plenty to keep them occupied, with most of the restaurants serving a range of bottles made in the local Veneto area.

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For Families

For Families

Family holidays to the Venetian Riviera are well catered for, with soft sandy beaches ideal for little ones wanting to paddle. Head to Lido di Jesolo for more lively beach activities where you can watch sandcastle building competitions, join in with beach rugby or make the most of the crystal-clear waters of the sea with windsurfing, sailing and more. The pretty streets of Venice are ideal for children to run about in, or you could hire a gondola and explore the historic city from a different angle. Kids will especially love feeding the pigeons in St Mark’s Square, where they will eat food straight from your hand.

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Action and Adventure

Action and Adventure

There is plenty of action and adventure to be found on your holidays to the Venetian Riviera, with water sports on offer in the pretty town of Lido di Jesolo, while you could also try gondola rides in Venice or the inflatable playground in Mestre. If you prefer hiking or mountain biking there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local countryside, while those who are comfortable operating a boat should rent their own and explore this stunning area of Italy from a different angle. Go at your own pace, stopping in little villages for meals and finding pretty coves and empty beaches to explore.

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Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

Lido di Jesolo is the most famous beach resort along the Venetian Riviera. The beach stretches as far as the eye can see and is full of glamorous Italians, backed by restaurants serving delicious local favourites and fringed by the clear waves of the sea. Book yourself a sun lounger and enjoy Italian dishes, cocktails and cool beers brought straight to you, or spend the day making the most of the many activities and sports in the sea. Head to the east of the beach and watch the sandcastle-making competitions, or join in with beach rugby. Or you could try windsurfing or sailing, as well as a number of other water sports. If you’re looking for people watching opportunities, as well as to just relax with a good book find a spot to the west of the beach and enjoy the peace and quiet backed by tranquil pine forests. For something a little less well known, but equally lovely and conveniently close to Venice, base yourself on Venice Lido. A tranquil beach island, with cheaper accommodation options than other parts of the Venetian Riviera,  it's the spot to indulge your inner beach-bum while being close to major attractions like San Marco. 

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Nightlife

Nightlife

Holidays to the Venetian Riviera aren’t well known for their major clubs, pubs and bars, but there are plenty of restaurants and bars which stay open until late where you can try Italian beers and wines, cocktails and international options. Venice has a host of cosy bars where you can while away the evening listening to local bands and live music. Lido di Jesolo is home to a few bars which sit on the beach and offer evening entertainment, perfect for those who want to enjoy a quiet evening out. Mestre is the best place for bars and clubs, with plenty on offer as well as wine tours and tastings and some incredible theatre performances.

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For Couples

For Couples

There is nowhere more romantic for a couples holiday that the Venetian Riviera. Head to Venice for the ultimate in romance as you explore the little rivers of the town by gondola, wander over pretty bridges and through narrow streets. Shop for little gifts, jewellery and clothes in one of the many boutiques in Venice or get to know the history of the town on a guided tour. Stop off in one of the many romantic, candlelit restaurants and enjoy delicious Italian dishes as you watch honeymooning couples and those who are newly engaged pass your window. For some real pampering, Abano Terme is the ultimate in exclusive spa towns. Pretty architecture, some delightful piazzas framed by deluxe restaurants and boutique shops, a tranquil atmosphere, and some of the best hotels spa's in the country, make it a superb base for really special couples holidays.  

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Culture

Culture

You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice on holidays to the Venetian Riviera – it’s almost impossible to fit it all in! Start in Venice with a gondola ride through the pretty canals, before hopping off to wander over narrow bridges, stopping in St Mark’s Square to admire the cathedral. Head to a glass factory and discover this incredible craft, before making the most of the sensational food and wine this area is so famous for. Mestre is home to some incredible cultural sights as well, including the old square, an ancient fort and beautiful Venetian style buildings home to stunning tapestries, furniture and frescos. Everywhere you walk you’ll find something to admire, even the stunning Venice Railway Station is a work of art like no other. And if you prefer to enjoy works of modern as well as historic art there are plenty of art galleries in Mestre just waiting to be explored.

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