Santa Maria della Salute, Canal Grande, Venice, Italy


An area that only needs a limited introduction. Meander through a unique waterway and colourful architecture in this iconic location.

Venice, capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.

The Grand Canal snakes through the city, which is filled with innumerable narrow, maze-like alleys and small squares. Although there are days when tourists outnumber locals by two to one, Venice never loses its capacity to enchant.

Gondola on Canal, Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
Santa Maria della Salute, Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
Sunrise, Venice Carnival, Italy
Venice, Italy

How to see Venice

Summer brings the largest crowds to Venice, but there’s a reason why they come: to see this spectacular city miraculously built on water. It’s important to remember that, even at peak visitor times, you are never more than a bridge and an alley away from a more secluded city. Speak to our experts to help you navigate this city in style and avoid the pitfalls of going it alone.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Gondola on Canal, Venice, Italy

Private Gondola Ride

Explore Venice’s canals by water taxis or private gondola to get a true sense of the city.

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco

Beat the queues and reach Piazza San Marco and the Basilica early morning, an amazing sight with its 4000 square metres of golden mosaics.

Sunrise, Venice Carnival, Italy

Venice Carnival

Time your visit with Venice Carnival, famous for its magnificent costumes.

Doges Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Palazzo Ducale

Take a behind the scenes tour of Venice’s superb Gothic palace, Palazzo Ducale.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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