Venice is a city of small islands, split by its famous canals and linked with hundreds of bridges. It has a reputation for romance, good food and luxury, and is easy to get around on foot.
A maze of bridges, hidden treasures and architecture
The entire city of Venice is a World Heritage Site, and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy. Start your day with a leisurely stroll over some of the citys 409 bridges, sample some Veneto cuisine: gelato, antipasti or pizza, and then watch the sunset from the Bridge of Sighs.
Venice is the only fully pedestrianised city in the world and all major landmarks are clearly signposted. On a day trip or a week away, its easy to get around without getting lost.
Top 5 things you must do in Venice
Venice is a unique city, offering a huge number of experiences that you just wont find anywhere else. Make sure you do at least some of these on your trip:
- Enjoy a birds-eye view from the top of the Campanile
- Sample some fresh seafood at a trattoria
- Feel the romance at Casa di Giulietta (Juliets House)
- See three main attractions from the Piazza San Marco
- View some European and American art at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Top 5 water activities
Without the canals, it just wouldnt be Venice - and you cant complete a holiday here without spending at least a little time on the water. Here are some suggestions:
- Relax in a gondola and float under the Rialto Bridge
- Stop off at a waterside bar for a glass of local vino
- Take a tour of the Grand Canal in a vaporetti
- Pop over to Murano island to see their famous glassmaking
- Do some fishing in the Adriatic Sea close by