Full-board • Cruise
27-nights • 30th Sep 2021
Breakfast • Flights inc
Books inspired by Venice
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!
Philip Gwynne Jones
With redundancy and an uncertain future in Edinburgh looming, Jones and his wife took a huge leap and moved to Venice to live. Through often-hilarious exploits and an enormous passion for the beautiful city and all things Italian, this is a really enjoyable read.
A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.
Brilliant story for 9-12 year olds about two brothers who escape their aunt by running away to Venice where they join a gang of street kids. With a detective searching for them, they're forced into hiding all over the city - encountering even greater threats and plenty of magic along the way.
When to visit
Where better to spend Valentine's Day than Venice? The Carnival of Venice also typically starts in February, which includes masked balls and lots of amazing food.
Venice Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
19th November 2019 by PommieTravelsMaking the most of your time in Venice: A guide
Once home to a wealthy empire of merchants, Venice remains relevant today. Despite the crowds, it continues to top the bucket lists of many travellers. If you pine to walk its alleyways, sail its canals, and eat its food, this blog is for you. Below, we’ll share tips that will help you make the most of your visit to this legendary destination....
15th August 2019 by Rachel NicoleItaly for opera lovers
If you are a big opera fan, Italy is a great place to head to. It is quite literally the home of opera. Most historians agree that the first opera, Daphne, was performed in the home of Jacob Corsi, in Florence. From that moment, the Italians took this musical art form to their heart. So, if you want to enjoy opera in all its forms, Italy is the place to head. As you will see, when it comes to Opera Tickets Italy offers plenty of choice. Below, is a quick round–up of the towns and cities where...
27th June 2019 by PommieTravelsWhat can I expect to see on the Orient Express route
Travelling from to Venice on the Orient Express unlocks an incredible experience and a journey whose memories will stay with you for an entire lifetime. Travel through some of the most fascinating cities in this part of Europe. Not only that, but travel in style on a luxury train with a reputation that precedes itself. Luxury Trains Director expresses “there is no more memorable an experience for you than seeing the train for the first time”. You’ll be transported through the...
23rd May 2019 by ScribbleStuVisiting Murano and Burano Islands, Venice
We had 4 days to explore Venice, which I think is probably longer than the average amount of time. Now, don’t get me wrong; the city is beautiful and utterly beguiling. You could stroll its maze-like streets and wander relentlessly into its little nooks and piazzas for many days. But in reality it’s not a big city and if you’re not a lover of museums, 4 days to see all the major sights feels like plenty. So, for any stays longer than a couple of nights you’re definitely going to...
18th April 2018 by StuartFlybe launches summer Cardiff to Venice route
Europe's largest independent regional airline, Flybe, will be offering the first direct flights between Cardiff and Venice for summer 2018. Starting on Saturday 21st April, they'll be transporting passengers twice-weekly - every Tuesday and Saturday - from the Welsh capital to the hugely popular Italian city. The route will cease at the end of October.Flybe have announced that fares will begin at £34.99 one-way. But on looking at Flybe's website I could only find one solitary date -...
27th November 2018 by JohnVenice travel guide
Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers the extraordinary city of Venice. Rising up from the sea, and running on a series of canals and waterways, Venice is a very special place indeed. There’s no cars, no roads, just grand buildings, old palaces, tiny streets, and gondolas - everywhere!...