Wander the lanes and explore the churches of Venice without the crowds when you visit during the colder months.

As one of the primary gateways to the Alps, many pass through Venice on their way to the mountains, but few stop to appreciate the majestic beauty of the city during the colder months. We think winter is one of the best times to visit Venice, as the Venetians reclaim their lanes and canals from tourists. You have the chance to get to know the city on a more intimate level; exploring the cavernous churches and diving into cosy cafes.

The weather can get chilly as the winds whip down from the Dolomites, so don’t pack your ski jackets too deep, however, the blue skies and low season prices more than make up for the temperature. Don’t miss St Mark’s Basilica, the city’s most famous church and arguably the most beautiful building in all of Venice. Inside the shimmering gold mosaics that line the ceilings usually play host to noisy crowds underneath, but during the winter months, the Cathedral is a peaceful sanctuary for you to explore. Come early enough and you may have the mosaics to yourself.

Our team are here to help you source the best ski resorts near Venice. Speak to one of our ski experts about adding a couple of nights in Venice to your ski holiday. From canal-side palatial boutiques to beautiful Venetian apartments, our team will help you find the perfect base for your short stay in Venice.

Best For…

  • City stopover
  • Superb restaurants
  • Short breaks
Venice & Cortina

Venice & Cortina

Oozing sophistication, this pairing provides an amazing gastronomic journey, as well as a rich cultural one, and of course, incredible skiing.

Venice and Cortina
Restaurants in Venice

Restaurants in Venice

From Michelin-starred restaurants to tucked-away trattorias, Venice is awash with amazing eateries and tucking into the excellent food is a must whether you are on your way to, or coming home from the mountains.

Ski Resorts Near Venice

Cortina ski resort nestled in the mountains in Italy


Cortina, a two hours transfer from Venice, is a luxurious mountain resort with delicious Italian food and beautiful mountain scenery.

Cortina Ski Resort


Arabba is a part of the large Sella Ronda ski area which links resorts across the Dolomites including Arabba, Val Gardena and Alta Badia.

Arabba Ski Resort
Colfosco ski resort


Colfosco neighbours bustling Corvara and lies in the well-known Alta Badia region. The tranquil village sits at the foot of the legendary Sella Ronda circuit.

Colfosco Ski Resort

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