City Break Guide to Venice

The fascinating city of Venice is quite rightly regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. With an historical charm that glides along its pretty waterways and rises up above you through the wonderful architecture, Venice is a truly spectacular destination. From atmospheric cruises to historic landmarks and a top notch dining scene, this enchanting city is perfect if you love to explore.

Stunning setting

The real star of Venice is the city’s amazing setting. It’s in north east Italy on the country’s Adriatic coast, and built on almost 120 small islands. The Grand Canal winds its way through the city, which has no cars or proper roads. Instead you’ll wander among a maze of tightly knit alleys and pleasant little squares, crossing bridges and navigating canals to make your way around the city.

Romance and mystery

Feel the breeze on your face as you take to the water on a classically romantic gondola ride, or settle down for a long dinner for two with a canal view as the sun goes down. As well as a reputation for romance, Venice is also known for its mystery. If you’re in town for the city’s Carnevale then you’ll be treated to a centuries-old tradition of masquerades and medieval costumes, while you can also go on a secret wine tour that will showcase the best of Venetian wine.

Magnificent architecture

The Piazza San Marco is the centrepiece of Venice, and it’s a great starting point for exploring the city. Gaze up at majestic buildings like St. Mark’s Basilica before visiting an art gallery. Then relax at one of the countless cafés and wait for the sun to go down and the city streets to come alive as the locals enjoy the evening.

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