A city of bridges would make a very romantic destination, don’t you think? As would a city of water. And a city of masks.
You may have already guessed that all of the above are nicknames for Venice. Yet perhaps the most accurate nickname of all would be ‘city of lovers’ (but sadly, Paris snatched that one up first).
Whatever you decide to call it, Venice is sure to enchant. So why not experience its winding alleys, carnival atmosphere and labyrinth of canals for yourself with today’s Big Deal on a three night stay?
And if you are looking for a romantic Christmas gift, then a Venice escape has to be the ultimate choice.
Escape to the floating city
This offer from The Travel Company Edinburgh is for a three night stay in Venice at the Hotel Alexander, Mastre. The price is based on two adults sharing a twin or double room.
You have a choice of the following dates:
5th, 12th April
10th, 17th, 31st
7th, 14th June
This means that you can decide whether you want to experience Venice in the spring or in all its summer glory.
Comfy and modern hotel
Hotel Alexander in Mastre is just a 10-minute journey from Venice by public transport. It is not far from Mestre Train Station, San Giuliano Park and a range of restaurants. There is also a bus stop that will take you straight into the city, plus Venice Treviso Airport is a half hour drive away.
All of the hotel’s large, airy rooms are decorated in a classic style with an elegantly furnished ensuite bathroom. Facilities include a mini-bar, free WiFi, air-conditioning, TV with satellite channels, safe and hairdryer.
Alongside a 24-hour reception desk, there is also a restaurant serving Italian and international cuisine. At the end of a day of sightseeing, you can relax with a drink in the American Bar. Free parking is also available for guests.
Walking in a Venetian wonderland
Venice has so much to offer that it could make you dizzy with choice.
Once you’ve drifted down a canal on a traditional gondola (and taken plenty of snapshots, of course), you should definitely visit both the Doge’s Palace and Basilica di San Marco.
It is also worth checking out the Old Masters in the Gallerie d’Accademia or, for extra glamour, catching an opera at La Fenice.
Alternatively, why not just get lost in the maze of backstreets, stopping off to sip an espresso or classic Spritz Veneziano at a pavement café, or window shopping for carnival masks?
Venice is waiting to meet you. Are you ready to make its acquaintance?
These recent guests have posted praise on TripAdvisor for Hotel Alexander:
‘Wonderful room with separate shower and tub. Chose twin beds which were comfortable with extra blankets. Bathroom amenities were plentiful. Service was good and buffet breakfast delightful with great selections.’
‘Lovely place. I would definitely visit again. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Nice atmosphere and easy accessible. Went here due to a business trip from work and really enjoyed my stay. Food was delicious.’
‘Excellent. Arrived with a friend whose room was booked on another floor. On booking in it was no trouble to change her room next to ours. Very clean room, no view but then we went to see Venice, so not a problem. Parked outside hotel, no problems. Breakfast we thought was excellent, good choices and hot bacon and omelette type egg every day. Good selection of warm pastries, fresh fruit, biscuits, ham, cheese, lovely rolls, cereal, tinned peaches, prunes, yoghurt, tea selection and coffee. We were very pleased with the breakfast. Lads on reception very polite, cheerful and helpful. We stayed 3 days. Tram easy and quick into Venice, ate at the Bombay Spice 5 min walk from hotel, was excellent. Will definitely return.’
Fabulous Christmas gift
Want to take really someone’s breath away this Christmas? The gift of a trip to Venice is a surefire way to do it and this way, you’ll give them something magical to add to the calendar in 2019.