Venetian Riviera Holidays

With its sun-dappled waterways, intricate architecture and a vibrant history that whispers through its cobbled streets, the Venetian Riviera is Italy at its most romantic and alluring.

From bustling piazzas to serene beaches and island escapes, it offers an inspired fusion of relaxation and adventure. Here, verdant landscapes meet the lapping Ligurian Sea, while sunny days and moonlit evenings beckon visitors with the promise of unforgettable gastronomic delights. Whether exploring blushing sunsets or vibrant arts, the Venetian Riviera is a captivating ensemble of experiences you simply cannot afford to miss.

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Things to See and Do

Whether it's marvelling at the architectural magnificence or immersing in the pulsating Venetian culture, your visit to the Venetian Riviera is bound to be chock-full of enriching experiences. Here are a few experiences you cannot afford to miss.

Embrace the splendour of St. Mark's Square

Few places on earth can match the dazzling spectacle of St. Mark's Square with its rich history and majestic architectural edifices. Wander around the square, soothe your gaze with the sight of the Grand Canal, or explore the 11th-century St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, each narrating its own historical story.

Experience the grandeur of Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace, with its striking Venetian Gothic architecture, unveils the cultural brilliance and grandeur of the ancient Republic of Venice. Explore the exquisite pieces of art and historical artefacts that line its halls, not forgetting to take a sobering walk through its prison complex and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Scale the heights of St. Mark’s Campanile

St Mark's Campanile, standing tall at 99 meters, presents a bird's-eye view of Venice. Scale the towering monument to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Be sure to make the ascent on a clear day when the city is spread before you in all its glory.

Dine around the wide array of restaurants

A trip to Venetian Riviera is incomplete without savouring its vibrant culinary scene. From casual coffee shops to fine dining restaurants clustered around St. Mark's Square, your gastronomic adventure transits from cosy breakfasts to leisurely dinners under the star-strewn Venetian sky.

Explore the picturesque beaches

A riviera holiday isn’t complete without strolling along the sunny beaches. Venture beyond the main group of islands to uncover some of the region’s hidden seaside gems. Dip your toes in the warm water, soak in the sun, or just relax to the soft sounds of waves hitting the shore.

Food and Drink

An authentic culinary journey across the Venetian Riviera uncovers a vibrant palette of flavours and aromas. To experience it the right way, it's essential to sample these dishes.

Venetian Seafood

Revel in the exquisite seafood served at the seaside restaurants, where prawn risotto and clam linguini are delights not to be missed. Indulge in local classics like Baccala Mantecato, a Venetian-style dish of creamy salt cod served on polenta.

The Colorful Spritz

Taste the colourful spritz, the vibrant local cocktail of Aperol, Prosecco and soda water, best enjoyed at sunset from one of the charming waterfront bars.

Famous Frittelle

Delight in the famed Frittelle, a sweet treat handed down through generations. Bursting with cream and a hint of citrus, it’s a favourite order at the local Pasticceria Tonolo.

Fegato alla Veneziana

Finally, dine on wild game dish of Fegato alla Veneziana, sliced liver cooked with onions, perfect when paired with a hearty polenta.

Destination Essentials

The Venetian Riviera, draped in a kaleidoscope of sun, sea and rich cultural tapestry, comes alive in the summer months (June to September) with warm, sunny days and comfortable, balmy evenings. It's the perfect time to explore the bustling piazzas, dine outdoors in charming trattorias, and of course, enjoy a relaxing day at the sparkling beaches.

In contrast, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) bring milder weather, fewer tourists and provide a perfect opportunity to delve deeper into Venetian art, culture and history away from the peak tourist season. Whenever you choose to visit, the Venetian Riviera is sure to leave you spellbound.

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