Experience a City that is truly unique!
Explore buildings on the waterfront, historical architecture and Italian shopping and delicacies. Its water based setting, combined with its historical architecture is what makes Venice a unique destination.
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is like the 'main road' of Venice. Visitors can take a regular water bus, known as Vaporetto, to explore the main sights and impressive views offered by the Grand Canal. These are frequent, reliable and offer a range of ticket options to suit your needs. Water taxis are a faster means of transport but are very expensive. The church of Santa Maria della Salute is an unmissable sight along the canal, due to its defined dome roof and detailed architectural structure. Its interior is just as impressive and must be seen to be appreciated.
The Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge is a large statement structure with a life of its own. Explore the surrounding shops, sample some mouth watering Italian delicacies and soak up the stunning views of the Grand Canal.
Gondola rides are iconic in Venice and capture the true essence and beauty of this incredible City. These rides offer a romantic, unique and personal experience but be sure to negotiate a price before boarding, as prices may vary and can be expensive. A shorter and cheaper alternative to a Gondola ride is the Traghetto, which crosses the Grand Canal whilst still offering visitors an experience they can cherish.
St. Mark's Square
Discover the awe and wonder of St. Mark's Square, known as Piazza San Marco in Italian. Feel its bustling café's and sounds of musical orchestras and entertainers. On entering St. Mark's Square, you cannot help but be mesmerised by the grand structure of St. Mark's Basilica. It is advised to brave the queues in order to tour the interior of this inspiring church. The impressive Campanile Di San Marco Tower stands centrally in St. Mark's Square, creating an impact and strong presence. This central square presents an atmosphere like no other. The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) is another eye-catching structure in St. Mark's Square. Its Gothic architecture is some of the finest in Venice. The Doge's Palace was originally used as a Government building and visitors can sample some historical facts from an internal tour. The Palace also consists of an impressive array of works of art from a selection of famous artists.
Explore and Discover
Feel free to lose yourself in the side streets of Venice. Discover new sights around every corner and explore the magical surroundings. Immerse yourself in the festive ambience during carnival season, mingling with the locals to experience the true Venetian way of life.
Murano and Burano
Be sure to visit the neighbouring islands of Murano, Burano and Lido. Murano is most famous for its impressive and colourful selection of glass objects. Experience the amazing skill of the local craftsmen in their factories and shops busy at work, undertaking their expert glass blowing techniques.
Burano is also a must see island, famous for its delicate lace creations. These islands offer ample gift ideas and souvenirs to ensure you take a piece of Venice back home with you.
The island of Lido is most popular during the summer months due to its long stretch of sandy beach. Lido is also the only island that contains roads. It is a peaceful and relaxing island which presents stunning views over the lagoon. Its greenery, small canals and selection of hotels and restaurants make it a popular base for visitors wishing to explore Venice and its neighbouring islands. Lido also hosts the world famous film festival in late August, early September, making it a true gem for celebrity spotting.