Information & Facts
Things to do
Venice is made up of 117 islands and is a joy to stroll around. There are a number of guided walking tours on offer all over Venice. One of the most popular ways to view Venice in all its glory is by gondola. Visit Rialto Bridge (Ponte Di Rialto) and watch the world go by with one of our cheap weekend breaks to Venice from Ireland.
There are a number of things to do in Venice but one of the most memorable would be a visit to San Gorgio Maggiore where you can take in breath-taking views of St Mark’s Square. Take a boat to Venice Lido or the islands, Muranao and Burano, famous for glassblowing and lace. And with unforgettable last minute city break & short break deals to Venice you will have more than one excuse to explore this fabulous place.
Venice experiences very high humidity, with hot weather in July and August, the height of summer. Temperatures in summer usually range between 86°F to 91°F (30°C to 33°C), dropping in winter to between 32°F and 37°F (0°C to 3°C). Due to its location on the Adriatic coast, Venice often experiences thunderstorms and rain showers which, particularly in spring and autumn, tend to cause flooding. Known as the 'acqua alta,' it is best to pack waterproof shoes or boots to avoid a soaking. April to October is usually the busiest time in Venice, though it is a popular destination all year round. Christmas, Easter, Carnival (in February) and the Venice International Film Festival (in August) are also busy periods, and winter is perhaps the best time to travel to Venice to avoid crowds and find better rates on accommodation.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. ATMs are widespread.