Venice is a tourist hot-spot in Italy as it is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world. The city stretches across 118 small islands and almost the same as it was six hundred years ago. The romantic city has plenty of character. Venice is like a labyrinth with its backstreets and hidden paths.
Venice is jam-packed with artistic and architectural wonders, some are famous sights and others are out of sight and harder to find. It is known for its sights such as Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Bell tower of St. Mark. Venice is the world’s only pedestrian city, it is easy to walk around, although water taxis and gondolas are available.
Venice is a city in eastern Italy which it made up of 118 small islands. Venice is on a lagoon so the water plays a key role in transportation. The most popular way to visit Venice is by boat or train. Trains from the mainland run through Mestre to the Venezia Santa Lucia train station on the west side of Venice. Venezia Mestre is the last stop on the mainland.
For travellers arriving by train there are regular overnight trains from major European cities such as Paris, Zurich, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Munich
Top 10 things to do in Venice
1. Saint Mark’s basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica is on the Piazza San Marco it is the most famous sight to see in Venice. The admission is free although there are three smaller museums within the basilica which you’ll have to pay an entry to see
2. St. Mark’s Square
Saint Marks Square is a real marble salon, the city center for centuries. The square is next to both the Basilica and the Doge's Palace, all the most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held there and now the Piazza San Marco is considered the city's main symbol and tourist attraction. St. Marks Square over looks the water, the Procurator's residence, the bell tower and the Doge's Palace. To get an enhanced experience of the square visit it at night, it will be empty and light up.
3. Grand Canal Tour
The Grand canal is the main canal in Venice, it runs for 2 miles from the train station to San Marco. Passing down the canal gives a great introduction to Venice. Ride a Vaporetto water bus down the Grand Canal The Vaporettos route shows you the sights and incredible architecture. Vaporetto tickets can be purchased at most stops, On board, you can only buy single tickets.
4. Doge’s Palace
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), is a Gothic Palace at San Marco square. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice and is well-known for its prisons. There are guided tours available that will let you discover Casanova's jail and the breathtaking five hundred year old roof structure.
5. Burano Island
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon that is known for its small, brightly painted houses, and is popular with artists. If someone wishes to paint their home, they must send a request to the government, who will respond the certain colours permitted for that lot
6. Rialto Market and Bridge
Don't miss the Rialto market and the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). The Rialto market is for shoppers and food lovers it consist of small shops, restaurants and a farmers market. Shopping in the market is less expensive than the Piazza San Marco which is a hotspot for tourists. The bridge has become one of Venice's most recognizable icons and has a history that spans over 800 years.
7. Gondola for two
There’s nothing more romantic than sailing down the canals slowly at night past beautiful Renaissance buildings. Pick up a gondola at any of the main bridges, the Rialto or Accademia. Look out for the driver’s boater hat and striped shirt.
The Campanile is the city's tallest building, at almost 99m (325ft) it has served both as a watchtower and a bell tower.
9. Island Hopping
Take a motorboat a few miles across the Venetian lagoon to the untouched islands nearby. Get lost in their streets, Get a bite to eat or shop for signature coloured glass ornaments and lace on Murano
10. The Arsenale
The Arsenale is a large dockyard which is now largely disused. It has been a dockyard since the 8th century. ient state of the Byzantine Empire.
Great Value Spa Break in Abano Terme near Venice Italy at 4* Hotel and Spa Resort
Abano Terme is a spa town located between the beautiful cities of Padua and Venice. It is well renowned for its mud baths, but it has also developed recently as being a really modern spa city where tradition mixes with the luxury of a modern spa. The thermal water is warm all year round (around 36°C) which makes for a really pleasant spa experience. This package includes access to the breath-taking hot spring gardens at the hotel; with 20,000 sq metre of parkland, 6 pools, 1,200 square metre of hot spring water; there's plenty of places to relax!
- Let yourself relax at a thermal Italian spa with swimming pools, whirlpools, Turkish baths and a fitness room.
- An hour drive away from Venice, travelers can leave Abano Terme for excursions to sightsee the nearby city.
- Enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the hotel and partake in the entertainment evenings.
- Accommodation in 4* Hotel Mioni Pezzato
- Bed & breakfast basis
- Access to Hot Spring Gardens; including 6 pools, parkland and relaxationa areas.
- Access to tennis court, gym & hammam (Turkish bath)
- Bathroom and pool towel
- Sports activities in the gym or garden including water aerobics
- Seasonal activities such as bike riding or walking tours
- Entertainment in the evenings
- Covered parking space
- Transfers between airport and hotel
- Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
- Local taxes where applicable
- Everything not specified above
Hotel Mioni Pezzato and Spa Entertainment Programme
Monday: Piano bar with welcome cocktail - appetizers and finger food.
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: Musical or dancing evenings.
Saturday: Evening with DJ /
Thursday: Wine tasting with wines from the Euganean Hills and cheeses from the Asiago Plateau.
In addition: Seasonal concerts, special events, and grand buffet evenings where you can savor the best local and international cuisine.
This itinerary is subject to change
Check-in The rooms will be available from 2pm on day of arrival and check-out is 11am on the day of departure. On-site restaurant 1915 Access to the indoor restaurant 1915, is only permitted with proper attrire; they will not permit flip-flops, shorts or swimsuits.
The use of the spa facilities are restricted for children under 16years old. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Note There are minimum 5 night stays during the following periods: from 14/04 until 24/04 inclu; from 28/10 until 01/11 incl; from 07/12 until 10/12 incl; and from 23/12/2017 until 07/01/2017 incl. There is a minimum 7 night stay over New Years Eve.
Half board supplement: €18 per person per day Full board supplement: €28 per person per day. Child Rates Children under 2 years old (in the room with 2 adults) €25,00. Reduction for children aged 2-5 years old (in the room with 2 adults) €-50% on per person price. Reduction for children over 5 years old (in the room with 2 adults) €-20% on per person price.
Hotel Mioni Pezzato
Welcome to the luxurious, modern surroundings of the Hotel Mioni Pezzato! Set in parkland, the hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing escape in Abano Terme. The Hotel Mioni Pezzato is well known for its stylish, luxurious surroundings, offering the discerning traveller a fantastic spa experience. The hotel boasts a total of 5 thermal swimming pools (warm water all year long) with a splendid outdoor thermal water pool which allows guests to experience hydro massage and 'kneipp' mood showers.
The hotel has its own restaurant which combines traditional and modern cuisine. Besides traditional offerings, the restaurant offers a sumptuous vegetarian buffet and light lunches. Guests can also enjoy their lunch poolside in the magnificent pavilion.
This package includes a "Smart Double room".
This Modern, fresh, relaxing room is 18 to 30 sqm (including bathroom). These rooms are located at the back of the hotel. They have laminated rooms, A/C, LCD TV with Sky TV cable, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, safe, mini bar, and desk.
Hot Spring Garden
The new Hot Springs Garden is 20,000 square meters of park, with six main swimming areas divided into 16 pools, for a total surface area of 1,200 square meters of hot springs water. We aimed to create a space where our guests would experience the “pleasure of letting themselves go” while discovering the revitalizing force of our hot springs water! After an 80 kilometer journey, at a depth of 3000 meters, lasting more than 10,000 years, our water is extracted directly from three sources at 87° C., from which it acquires beneficial properties that are unequalled worldwide:
• Naturally pure
• Naturally hot, then cooled down according to the season and the specific pool
• Relieves muscle contractures
• Reduces tension and stress
• Helps circulation
• Natural anti-inflammatory
• Improves joint movement
• Invigorates the body and calms the mind
At just a short distance from the Veranda pool, you will find our new hot springs circuit, Ruscelli dell’Orto – (Garden Streams): a series of eight pools with hot springs water at different temperatures and with
various water features, surrounded by our herbal and medicinal plant garden. The Ruscelli dell’Orto hot springs circuit was conceived as an active, therapeutic, and fun circuit.
• Water surface: 180 square meters
• Average temperature: Spring: 35°C, Summer: 34°C, Fall: 36°C, Winter: 37° C
• Whirlpool station for 35
• Types of whirlpools:
• Cellulite reduction whirlpool (each one is different)
• Foot whirlpool
• Neck whirlpool
• “No gravity” lumbar whirlpool
• Micro-effervescence pool
• Head/neck jet
• Kneipp course
• Against current walking/Lazy River
• Soothing underwater music
• Bungalow with cozy fireplace in water
• Outdoor loungers: 60
Refugio della Quiete
A space designed for rest and relaxation. This Refuge of Serenity is connected to the Veranda pool through a heated glass tunnel, as well as being connected to the Pavilion pool through an underground
tunnel. It includes 40 different seat options:
• Folding loungers
• Heated water mattresses
• Japanese hammocks
• Nests “in the forest”
• Rocking chairs
• Central wood-burning fireplace
Near the relaxation room, you will find a water area that includes:
• “Acqua Tonic” shower circuit: with geyser shower, lateral shower, and “storm” shower
• Vichy Shower
SPA TEA ROSE / Treatment department
The team at the 'Tea Rose' Beauty centre and Hammam are ready to welcome you with a rheumatologist, dermatologist, physiotherapist, masseurs and gym instructors all on site. For those who enjoy exercising on holiday there is a fully equipped gym, overlooking the hotel's garden. An aqua gym course is also available every day in the swimming pool under the guidance of a professional instructor.
Hot spring therapy:
• Thermal Water bath therapy
• Thermal Inhalation therapies
• Thermal mud - Bio Clay therapy
• Hydrokinetic therapy
• therapeutic massages
• various other types of body massages
Wide selection of facial and body treatments (H20 Thermal Cosmetics line, Comfort Zone, Salin de BIOSEL, and Aponus).
Nearest Airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport (1hr)
Other airports: Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport Venice (1hr), or Verona Villafranca Airport (90mins)
Take Viale Galileo Galilei/SS14 to the A27. From here move onto the A57. Continue for 13miles before merging onto the A4/E70. Exit at Padova Ovest to the SR47. Turn left onto Direttissima per Abano Terme and head to SP2. Continue to Via Marzia and the hotel is on the left.
By Public Transport
Make your way from the airport to Padova train station, take the bus for Abano Terme indicated A, M, AT or T (every 20mins), the bus stop is called Abano Terme Piazza Sacro Cuore. If you make your way from the airport to Term Euganee train station (Montegrotto Terme), take the bus M for Abano Terme (every 40mins), bus stop is called Abano Terme Piazza Sacro Cuore.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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