Escape to Venice With Monarch

Oct 10, 2012, 11:28 ET from Monarch Airlines

LONDON, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

As part of Monarch Airline's newly announced winter sun holiday deals, why not take the opportunity to escape the cold nights and swap them for a luxurious and affordable trip to Venice, one of Italy's most romantic cities. You can now get a fantastic £20 discount off flights to Venice as part of this excellent deal, giving you that little bit extra to spend whilst you're there.

There are plenty of activities in this historic city to keep everyone busy, from cruising down one of the many canals to a tour of the nearby Dolomite Mountains. However, no trip to this cultural haven would be complete without a trip to some of their most famous sites.

Starting with the unmissable Basilica di San Marco, this truly amazing cathedral will take your breath away, with a plethora of carefully crafted trumpeting angels welcoming you through its doors. Built in the 11th Century, this church is a true melting pot of Venetian culture, with Italian, Greek and even Egyptian features decorating its walls, as well as an awe-inspiring gold ceiling that elevates it above most other similar structures on the continent.

Just over the river to the south of the Basilica lies the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home to the famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a collection of over 200 avant-garde pieces of art from across the world. Precious Picasso's sit side-by-side with surreal Dali's in this gallery, whilst more local art takes pride of place in the centre of the building, alongside more ornate pieces in the sculpture garden.

For something a little livelier, a visit to Piazza San Marco really is a must, with hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to it each and every year to visit the culinary gems that line the square. Alfresco restaurants are commonplace in this beautiful piazza, with diners entertained by orchestras and bands on a nightly basis. Don't stay too late, though, as this is one of the first places to become submerged in water come high tide; an unmissable sight.

Taking a trip to Venice is easy and affordable on new deals from Monarch, with flights starting at £34 one way including taxes, and a discount of £20 off return flights when using discount code GETAWAY. Flights depart from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick.

For more information contact Robert Foulkes at, or on +44(0)1582-398122.

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