Fly to Venice on holiday to drift in a gondola down the Grand Canal past a parade of Renaissance palaces. You'll spy magical views of Venice from St Mark's Basilica's bell tower on Venice holidays and follow mysterious backstreets to find moodily lit wine bars and unexpectedly deserted squares. Then add a daytrip to your Venice holiday - Little Venice; at Treviso.
St Mark's Square and St Mark's Basilica will top your wish list if this is your first holiday in Venice. On return holidays to Venice, relive the days of Casanova at the palatial Ca' Rezzonico palazzo housing the Museum of 18th-Century Venice. See gondolas and ceremonial barges at Venice's Arsenale dockyards. Drop into lesser-known churches dotting every piazza in Venice and shop with the locals on your Venice holiday at the boisterous fruit and vegetable market beside the Rialto Bridge.
Snack on tiny tramezzini sandwiches and Veneto wines at Cannaregio's laneway bars while holidaying in Venice. Dine with a lively young crowd at relaxed restaurants in Dorsoduro on Venice holidays. Or follow local Venetians to hidden traditional trattoria restaurants in the less-visited Castello area.
Complete your holiday in Venice with a cocktail or coffee on St Mark's Square, then find a bar on Venice's most happening night-time square, Campo Santa Margherita. Or dress up to the nines to visit Venice Casino inside the Renaissance Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi palace building.
Spot elegant villas designed by the classical architect Palladio on your Venice holiday near the River Brenta. Marvel at frescoes by Giotto in Padua and take a visit to Treviso while holidaying in Venice, a mini Venetian-style city with canals and leafy piazzas.