Our Travel Specialists' Verona & Venice Two-Centre Holiday Itinerary
Our Travel Specialists' Verona & Venice Two-Centre Holiday Itinerary
Our Travel Specialists' Verona & Venice Two-Centre Holiday Itinerary
Our Travel Specialists' Verona & Venice Two-Centre Holiday Itinerary

Our Travel Specialists' Verona & Venice Two-Centre Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Our Verona and Venice city break started with a convenient flight from Birmingham airport leaving in the late afternoon. We landed in Verona where we waved down our taxi to take us the short drive to the wonderful Gentleman of Verona Hotel. As soon as we walked through the doors we felt as though we had just entered a secret gentleman’s club with its golden hues and stylish velvet chairs. We grabbed our room key and headed up to our room ‘the silver room’, its silver décor offset by blue velvet furnishings lending it a luxurious feel, bursting with character.

We had so much planned for our Verona city break that we didn’t want to waste any time, so we headed straight out to explore. A 5-minute walk lead us to the Arena di Verona – it was wonderful to see it in the flesh after admiring it in pictures for so long. It was late in the evening, so we had to save our explorations of the inside until another day, but we had a good look around before heading back to the Gentleman of Verona for some late supper. We enjoyed delicious duck breast with veggies and cheese and truffle risotto before toasting the start of our Verona city break with a cocktail.


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Day 2 -
After breakfast we headed for the second hotel of our Verona holiday, Il Sogno Di Giulietta, just a 10-minute walk from The Gentleman. Hidden through a busy courtyard we found a picture-perfect hotel with a pink hue. The Courtyard, overlooked by Juliet’s iconic balcony , is open during the day to the public. It’s one of the most popular sights on any Verona city break, where visitors stop to take pictures and wish for love by touching the statue of Juliet. In the evening, however, it is shut behind closed gates and access is exclusive to hotel guests. We loved the fact that couples could even hire out the courtyard for a private romantic meal – what could be more romantic! In Il Sogno Di Giulietta you can also find Romeo and Juliet’s velvet costumes – the perfect hotel for Shakespeare fans. We made the most of the day visiting the churches and landmarks of Verona such as the Chiesa San Fermo, the Chiesa Sant’Eufemia, the Santa Maria Antica and Castel Vecchio. We enjoyed the sunset over the Castel Vecchio bridge before savouring a lovely dinner. A selection of cold meats, bread and mozzarella were the perfect accompaniment to a nice glass of wine and, of course, when in Italy, pizza and pasta for our main courses. A fitting end to the Verona leg of our Italian city break. We placed our breakfast order by the door and went to sleep.

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Day 3 -
The next morning we hopped on the train for the short hour and a half journey from Verona to begin our Venice city break. We opted for the Water Bus to take us to our hotel, the Ca Sagredo, which seemed to be held up by hands coming out of the canal. The lobby of the Ca Sagredo, took our breath away. We were transfixed by the incredibly decorated frescoes on the ceilings. With the sweet sound of classical music coming from the ballroom and echoing through the hotel it really set the mood for our Venice city break.  We sat on the terrace of the Ca Sagredo overlooking the canals, a glass of prosecco in hand watching the gondolas go by. (A quick tip – if the hotel brings you out some snacks, eat them quickly, or you will be swamped by a storm of greedy seagulls thinking they can share!) There are plenty of great restaurants nearby, but we chose the Trattoria Casa Mia. A calzone bigger than the plate it was on was placed down in front of us and we didn’t waste any time before digging in. We walked 20 minutes to the Pont de l’Académie to try and burn off our dinner and stopped on top of the bridge over the canals to admire the beautiful buildings either side and the gondolas floating by.



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Day 4 -
The next day of our Venice city break started early with a pleasant boat ride on the canal passing under the Rialto Bridge before arriving at our next hotel, the Ca Maria Adele in time for breakfast. We just loved the romantic ambience of this luxurious hotel. We both had an orange juice with delicious mouth-watering pancakes covered in icing sugar and fruit, as well as pastries and muffins. We proceeded to the roof terrace, which was a complete contrast of Moroccan lanterns, velvet slippers and drapes; a completely relaxing place. We sipped away at our coffees just appreciating this little slice of heaven hidden in Venice. We crossed over the bridge to discover the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. WOW! The steps leading up to the Basilica seem to be coming straight out of the water. Once inside you can see all the way up to the top of the dome where a chandelier falls from the highest point of the centre of the dome, encompassing the circular mosaic floor. The incredible organ is just one of the many hidden features of this Basilicata. It is simply splendid in and out.

We crossed back over another small bridge nearer the grand canal and arrived at the Sina Centurion Hotel, where we were to spend the next night of our Venice city break, At the time of our visit the very talented Richard Olinski had his work on display right outside the hotel in the form of an extremely large red gorilla. Once inside it gives the impression of a 21st century, Venetian palace with its blend of contemporary style and old-style Italian charm. If you are staying at the Sina Centurion Hotel make sure to ask for a canal view room! We stayed in a deluxe room where the bathrooms were covered floor to ceiling in gold leaf. What we really loved about the Sina Centurion Hotel was the small touches, including the yummy chocolates with strawberries left for us in the room on arrival.

We went down to the Antinoo bar where we watched our drinks being expertly prepared by the bartender, whilst enjoying the views over the canal. With an extensive wine list, the restaurant was also just as perfect. We had dinner in the white room, but could have chosen to eat in the red room or on the terrace.

As the sun set over Venice, we sat out in the main courtyard and reminisced about the many wonderful experiences we had enjoyed on our Italian city break. The buildings arches all light up at night and create a magical picture. You feel so secluded even though you are right in the centre of it all.

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Day 5 -
For the last day of our Venice city break we discovered the wonderful St Marks Basilica, and the Doge’s Palace. The four horses displayed in the museum are impressive and the Basilica is filled with stunning mosaics, many made from gold leaf. Right next to it is the Bridge of Sighs. The bridge connected the old prison and interrogation rooms of the Doge’s palace to the new prison situated on the other side of the river. The legend is that if you kiss under the bridge you will have eternal love so taking a gondola ride definitely gives you the best chance! Whatever your reasons, a gondola ride is highly recommended as a quintessential Venice city break experience. It is the best way to appreciate the architecture. The Bridge of Sighs seemed an apt way to mark the end of our Italian city break as we headed for Venice airport and our return to the UK.


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The Gentleman of Verona

Italy, Verona

With close proximity to Arena di Verona and Ponte Scaligero which are almost 10 minutes walk from he hotel, makes this charming hotel an excellent choice for any type of break in this beautiful city year round. This luxury guesthouse is steps from Gavi Arch and Castelvecchio. The Gentleman of Verona's central location in the historic centre also gi

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Ca Maria Adele

Italy, Venice

Ca Maria Adele unfolds within the walls of a historic 16th Century Venetian Palazzo, now completely renovated respecting both its environment and history. Facing onto a canal and with views directly over the magnificent church of Santa Maria Della Salute, Ca Maria Adele enjoys a luxurious location in Venice’s most exclusive, charming a
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Il Sogno Di Giulietta

Italy, Verona

Il Sogno di Giulietta (Juliet’s Dream) is a luxury boutique hotel inside the courtyard of the famous Juliet’s House. It is located in an original Medieval house adjoining Casa di Giulietta in the heart of historic Verona. Situated within a beautifully maintained historic house in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Verona, Il Sogno di Giu

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Grand Hotel Des Arts

Italy, Verona

The Grand Hotel Des Arts was built in 1920’s in the Liberty style at the request of a noble Austrian family, the Reichenbach. It was their elegant city residence and was subsequently converted into a hotel without changing the architectural quality of this beautiful building. This Art Nouveau style hotel is ideally located for discovering th

Sina Centurion Palace

Italy, Venice

This magnificent five-star hotel located on the trendy Dorsoduro area of Venice near the Accademia Bridge, enjoy striking views of the Grand Canal offering splendid choice of accommodation for the discerning traveller.  The atmosphere is palace like, elegant and mix with contemporary décor, ideal for relaxing breaks in this wonderful c

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Ca’Sagredo Hotel

Italy, Venice

Leaning majestically on the banks of the Grand Canale, between Ca' D'Oro and the Rialto Bridge, the 15th century Palace has been declared a National Monument and still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble Residence. A step into Ca'Sagredo Hotel, home to one of the most important Venetian families, is a step into the past, the history

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