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The exceptional choice of things to do in Venice reflects a city that is truly remarkable. From its world-class art and architecture, to its luxurious shopping and exquisite cuisine – let Venice amaze you.
Culture lovers will be in heaven on holidays in Venice. Discover celebrated historic monuments, art galleries offering priceless treasures and a world-renowned opera house. Sumptuous, handcrafted clothing and jewellery are to be found in the city’s abundant boutiques – at prices to match the high quality. Foodies are also spoiled in Venice, where wonderfully fresh seafood and mouth-watering traditional dishes are waiting to be enjoyed with fizzing Prosecco.
Venice is renowned for its designer cobblers – discover some of the finest handcrafted footwear at Giovanna Zanella in Castello, or Daniela Ghezzo Segalin in San Marco. Purchase exquisite loom-woven brocades from San Marco’s Bevilacqua Fabrics. Or treat yourself to some stunning jewellery from Stefano and Daniele Attombri in San Polo.
Discover a wealth of architectural wonders around the city’s hub of San Marco, including stunning St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Art lovers can admire revered works by the Venetian masters at the world-renowned Gallerie dell’Accademia. Or browse important European and American modern art at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Choose from an amazing assortment of meats and cheeses from around Italy at Aliani Gastronomia, San Polo. Enjoy finest Venetian fare at cosy Alle Testiere in Castello. Or feast on succulent swordfish in citrus fruit marinade followed by rich chocolate mousse at Alla Palanca, overlooking the Venetian lagoon in Giudecca.
Experience the vibrant nightlife around Fondamenta Della Misericordia in Cannaregio and Campo Santa Margherita in Dorsoduro. Or mingle with the student crowd at Al Pesador bar, overlooking the Grand Canal. Sip a Spritz at traditional osteria Ai Postali, or enjoy an alfresco glass of fizz at the aptly-named Al Prosecco.
Sit back and watch a movie in the summer sunshine at the Arena di Campo San Polo outdoor film theatre. Take in the colour and chaos of the Vogalonga rowing event in May/June. Or experience the thrilling mystique of a Venetian masquerade ball – the world’s largest – at the annual Carnevale.
Take in all the highlights of magical Venice on this combined walking and boat tour. Explore the enchanting city, discovering stunning monuments and making your way through its intricate labyrinth of alleys, canals and beautiful bridges. Visit San Marco Square and the famous Doges Palace. Cross the iconic Rialto Bridge and skip the queue at magnificent St Mark’s Basilica. Then enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Grand Canal, learning the history of the magnificent monuments that line this legendary waterway.
Take in the wonderful sights of Venice while being serenaded on this memorable group experience. Your gondolier will sing and play music as you glide along the Grand Canal on this relaxing 35-minute ride by gondola. There is no better way to see the magnificent palaces and churches lining this famous waterway. Gondola serenades on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance so booking well ahead is recommended.
There is no better way to appreciate the unique beauty and magic of the ‘floating city’ than by boat. On this luxurious motor boat tour of the Venice Grand Canal, discover the history of this famous waterway and explore lesser-known canals. Travel through the many diverse areas of the city while enjoying a detailed commentary on the surrounding sights by your knowledgeable guide. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the many excellent photograph opportunities on this fascinating tour.
Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon on this half-day excursion. Speed along by comfortable motor boat to the island of Murano, famed for its vibrant glassware. See the skilled glass-blowers in action and visit a museum showcasing their stunning creations. You’ll then journey to picturesque Burano and learn about the lace for which this island is renowned. Finally you’ll stop at Torcello and take in its remarkable historic monuments, including the 7th century cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
Discover enchanting Venice with its meandering canals and elegant bridges, skipping the queue at the famed St Mark’s Basilica. Ideal for first-time visitors to this stunning city, your comprehensive two-hour walking tour highlights all the essential sights. Visit bustling St Mark’s Square and take in the magnificent Basilica without waiting in line. See Marco Polo’s House and learn about the legendary Venetian explorer through your guide’s detailed commentary. Your tour conveniently ends at the iconic Rialto Bridge.