Almost every superlative has been used to describe Italy's top tourism attraction. An extremely romantic city of canals, narrow streets and beautiful buildings, at some stage in life everyone really should travel to Venice.
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Visit Venice in Style
To avoid the crowds, you'll need to visit Venice in the low tourism season. May to September, as well as all holiday periods can get extremely busy. Consider mixing with celebrities and the royalty at the luxury Gritti Palace hotel, or an alternative in San Marco district would be the Hotel Danieli. Certainly another of Venice's best hotels is Hotel Cipriani, which has fantastic views of the city.
In Venice, everyone invaribaly takes a tour on a canal boat - just remember that aimlessly walking around is an even better way to to explore the city.
Seeing as it's Italy's most visited city, there's no shortage of flights to Venice. Most of the low cost European carriers offer cheap flights to Venice. If travelling from further afield, you may have to get a connecting flight in either Rome or Milan (both of which are worth a stopover).
Tips for Travelling Onwards
Italy is full of holiday options besides Venice. Also in the North, Milan is Italy's most stylish city, and nearby beautiful lakes such as Como are not much further away. Nearer still are the Dolomites which offer fantastic skiing or alpine walking holidays depending on the season. Heading a little South from Venice, Florence is the best place to visit for those interested in history, art and culture, while the entire surrounding region of Tuscany offers some amazing countryside and medieval towns. Rome, the capital, is ozzing in culture and history and well worth a few nights stay though it's slightly further afield to the South. For those interested in a beach holiday in Italy, best to head to the South of the country - to either the Amalfi Coast or the island of Sardinia.