from£399 – 3 Nights*(Excluding Flights)
Green Garden Village Resort, Venice****
- 12 Tennis Courts – Covered in Winter
- Weekly Coaching Programs – All Year Round
- Indoor Pool
- Spa & Fitness Centre
- 2 Outdoor Pools (April – October)
- Free WiFi
Venice is one of the most famous cities in the world and a unique and stunning destination. Its walkways along winding canals make for great strolling. Venice consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. You’ll find many magnificent churches, palaces, lively squares, museums, and shops.
The Grand Canal is like main street, cutting through the centre of the city. The main public transport in Venice is the vaporetti, boats that ply the principal waterways.You also have the world famous Gondolas as another form of transportation but today they’re used mainly by tourists and can be costly.
In the heart of Mestre, only 15 minutes from Venice, is located the Green Garden Resort, the ideal location for your tennis holiday in Venice. The Green Garden Resort offers its guests many unique amenities, to satisfy all their requests: comfortable bedrooms, restaurant and pizzeria, fitness area, spa, indoor pool, outdoor pools (summer only), 12 tennis courts and football pitches.
Mestre has several sights in the main Piazza, Piazza Ferretto. There is a watchtower at the top of the piazza, and be sure to check out Teatro Toniolo, which is a beautiful theatre. Piazza Ferretto is a typically Italian Piazza, with a modern water feature at the centre and lots of different eateries with outside seating. It is also full of top end designer stores.
Rooms come with free internet access, air conditioning, and LCD TVs. They are all soundproofed and have extra-large beds and showers. All rooms are bright with large windows.
* Price based on 4 people sharing two twin/double rooms with 8 hours group coaching and also includes airport transfers. Bookings can be made all year round, subject to availability.
Tennis benchmark Veneziano, Green Garden Village began as a tennis club in the early seventies and has hosted many international tournaments. The club has 12 courts, including 5 clay, 6 synthetic grass and 1 green set hard court.
We have 3 night midweek and weekend coaching packages available throughout the year. These packages include 8 hours of coaching with maximum 4 players to a court, there is also 1 hour free court use everyday.
All our programmes include the following**
- Analysis and technique of every stroke
- Drills and real situation points
- Tactical training
- Learn how to finish the points
- Drills to improve your foot work and coordination
** Minimum five hours
Tennis Itinerary* – 3 Nights
4pm – 6pm Tennis coaching
7pm – Welcome drinks
10am – 12pm Tennis coaching
10am – 12pm Tennis coaching
10am – 12pm Tennis coaching
4:30pm Airport transfers
The restaurant at Green Garden Resort is set in the large park and features an outdoor eating area. There is a wide choice of Italian dishes including Pizzas. An Italian breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00. Mestre Square has a huge selection of restaurants.
Dining options in Venice range from the ultra-high end, where jackets and ties are a must, to the very casual. Once staunchly traditional, many restaurants have renovated their menus along with their dining rooms, creating dishes that blend classic Venetian elements with ingredients less common to the lagoon environs. Mid-range restaurants are often more willing to make the break, offering innovative options while keeping traditional dishes available as mainstays. Restaurants are often quite small with limited seating, so make sure to reserve ahead. It’s not uncommon for restaurants to have two sittings per evening, one at 7 and one at 9.
There’s no getting around the fact that Venice has more than its share of overpriced, mediocre eateries that prey on tourists. Avoid places with cajoling waiters standing outside, and beware of restaurants that don’t display their prices. At the other end of the spectrum, showy menu turistico (tourist menu) boards make offerings clear in a dozen languages, but for the same €15–€20 you’d spend at such places you could do better at a bacaro making a meal of cicchetti (savoury snacks).
Budget-conscious travellers might want to take their main meal at lunch, when restaurant prices tend to be lower. Also keep an eye out for cafés and trattorias that offer meals prepared for operai (workers); they’ll have daily specials designed for those who have to eat and run, which anyone is welcome to partake in. Bacari offer lighter fare, usually eaten at the bar (prices are higher if you sit at a table) and wine lists that offer myriad choices by the glass.
Although pizzerias are not hard to find, Venice is not much of a pizza town—standards aren’t what they are elsewhere in Italy, and local laws impede the use of wood-burning ovens. Seek out recommended pizzerias, or opt for a bacaro snack instead of a soggy slice of pizza al volo, which is too commonly precooked and reheated. Tramezzini, the triangular white-bread sandwiches served in bars all over Italy, however, are almost an art form in Venice. The bread is white but doesn’t at all resemble the “Wonder” of your youth; many bars here still make their own mayonnaise, and few skimp on the fillings.
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The Green Garden Resort offers its guests many unique amenities, to satisfy all their requests:
Comfortable bedrooms, restaurant and pizzeria, fitness area, spa, indoor pool, outdoor pools (summer only), 12 tennis courts and football pitches.
There are so many things to do in Venice that you could spend years in the city and still not experience everything it has to offer. Like all cities in Italy, Venice is steeped in culture, tradition, and art. Naturally, St. Mark’s Basilica is at the top of the list of the must see places in the Floating City, and the nearby Piazza San Marco is something you should see before you leave Venice. We can also provide you with information concerning other Venice activities that will suit your personal tastes and preferences as well as provide you with a map of the city so you can create your own personalised Venice tours.
The health-conscious tourist will be delighted to discover that Venetian cuisine is largely based on fresh, healthy seafood. Shopping is also one of the main attractions in Venice, and several high fashion designers have their main offices here. Guests of this city have an abundance of choices of activities, and everyone who visits this city will leave with vibrant memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives.