A Week in Venice

On this holiday you will feel as though you are part of Venetian life. Most visitors to Venice are day trippers having to enter and leave each day.

You will enter Venice by water taxi, an experience in itself, to arrive at a wonderful apartment in the heart of the city. When the day visitors have gone can enjoy a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a beautiful Venetian church or strolling along the Grand Canal or eating in a restaurant on the lagoon with views towards the island of San Michele and Murano.

I will offer to take you to popular tourist sites such as the Grand Canal, St Marks Square, Rialto Bridge and Market as well as quiet areas off the tourist track. Amongst a wealth of options you could visit a museum and workshop of musical instruments, one of the most unusual bookshops in the world, grand squares, peaceful squares, art galleries, beautiful shops and much more. For those wishing to sketch or paint I can provide tuition and take you to some of the favourite spots for artists as well as hidden gems.

The holiday will be self catering as the apartment has a smart, brand new, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances as well as a formal dining room. There are supermarkets nearby and the fabulous Rialto Market is only a short walk away.

Flights (not included) from Bristol, Gatwick or other UK airports to Venice Marco Polo


If you wish to sketch or paint I will advise which art materials are suitable and what you will need to take.

Magnificent accommodation in the heart of Venice

Lovingly renovated, artfully decorated and beautifully furnished, this palacial 2nd floor apartment is sure to be one of the highlights of the holiday. There is ample room for people to lounge and socialise as well as have their own space. By the same token you can eat out or take advantage of the facilities in the apartment.

With sleepy canal views and a suntrap of a terrace and in a quiet residential area it is just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge and within easy walking distance of almost anywhere in Venice.

The apartment accommodates 10 people in 5 spacious and luxurious ensuite double or twin bedrooms. 3 bedrooms enjoy canal views and another bedroom has a balcony looking towards a quiet Venetian square.

A gorgeous main sitting room, in chic neutral colours with plump sofas for lounging, has glazed double doors opening onto a dreamy and romantic south-facing furnished terrace offering views to the spires of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and which, when in season, is clad in lush and leafy wisteria. A formal dining room with chandelier seats 10. Altogether there are an incredible seven sparkling new bathrooms and there is even a personal gym! All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning.

Join me and experience Venice in the company of an accomplished artist and guide

For those wishing to sketch or paint and those who simply wish to enjoy wonders of Venice

September 2018 (date to be finalised)


(Not including flights and food)