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Santa Maria della Salute, Canal Grande, Venice, Italy

Venice

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
Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
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.

Experiences

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

Palazzo Ducale

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

Private Gondola Ride

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

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.

Venice Carnival

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

Meet our experts

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.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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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. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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