Gorgeous European city ranked as best place for holiday – despite desperate tourism issue

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun7,2024

A beautiful European city renowned for its stunning architecture, intricate network of canals, and rich history is ranked as the best place for summer holiday destinations for Brits. Venice, an iconic city located in northeastern Italy has topped the chart with a perfect temperature of 27C. 

A past survey by Sunshine.co.uk found that Brits think 27C is the perfect temperature for a summer holiday.  

And a recent study by tech retailer Currys took 196 European cities and ranked them on several factors, including how close the average summer temperature was to 27C in 2023, as well as the quality and quantity of local cultural highlights. 

The study found that Venice in Italy was the perfect summer holiday destination, scoring 37.16 out of 40 across the various factors. 

The average summer (June-September) temperature was in fact exactly 27C, and the city also scored highly for sights and landmarks, such as Ponte di Rialto and St Mark’s Square, as well as museums and galleries, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge’s Palace. 

However, the European city recently caused a stir after the authorities announced that visitors to Venice will be charged to enter the Italian city. 

Signs advising arriving visitors of the new €5 fee (£4.28) during a test phase of 29 days through July were put up outside the main train station and other points of entry.

Around 200 stewards have been trained to politely walk anyone unaware of the charge through the process of downloading a QR code – with a kiosk set up for anyone not equipped with a smartphone.

Transgressors face fines of between €50 and €300 (£53-£257).

The measures come as the city is hugely popular among the holidaymakers. The city is situated in the Venetian Lagoon, a shallow enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers.

Several iconic landmarks can be visited by tourists during their trip to the city. St. Mark’s Basilicacathedral is known for its opulent design and gilded mosaics.

Tourists can also go to the Doge’s Palace which was the residence of the Doge (the chief magistrate) of Venice. It is now a museum.

Piazza San Marco is the main public square of Venice and is often referred to as “the drawing room of Europe,” surrounded by historic buildings, cafes, and shops.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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