Venice

Italy, Europe

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

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    A breathtaking city of riches waiting to be discovered

How to enjoy Venice

For centuries a picture postcard destination, but Venice is much more than a box to tick on your ’been there, done that’ list. Take your time, plan your journey and La Serenissima will steal your heart

  • Take a motoscafo from the airport and you’ll be in love with Venice before you reach your hotel door
  • Stroll the narrow lanes of St Marks early mornings; discovering delights like the fish market makes you feel like a native
  • Find a comfortable perch with a view of the Grand Canal and marvel at the living history that is Venice

The mists of autumn conjure up an otherworldly Venice as gondolas flit in and out of sight while footsteps echo in the narrow lanes. Carnival brings glorious color and excitement to February’s somber days. Summer is a riot of waterborne festivities from the Vogalonga race to the fireworks spectacle of Il Redentore.

They say that you’ll never meet a poor Venetian, and you can see why if you order a round of drinks from the tempting outdoor tables in the cafes of St Marks Square. The canals are the arteries of the city and the greatest pleasure is to find a quiet waterside perch from which to survey the daily life of this most captivating of cities.

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    When to visit Venice

    From June through November, Palazzo Barbarigo’s 18th century grandeur is home to a series of classical concerts. Summer is regatta season, with pageantry-filled races ranging from huge boats to one-man challenges.

Hotels we adore in Venice

Here are the hotels that we love in Venice. We've shared our insight about what makes each one special to help you select the perfect place to stay

  • The local view

    Acqua Alta, when the streets of Venice flood with the high tides, comes in Fall and Winter, the city is well prepared for it, and the locals hardly seem to notice.

  • Gourmet Venice

    Lunch at Harry’s Bar just for the hell of it, or late afternoon dolci at Harry’s new place on the Guidecca. Bellini cocktails at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, where else? Da Fiore for traditional Venetian cuisine or Quadri for something much more formal. Two Michelin-starred Antica Osteria Cera is a 20-minute drive away but worth the trip.

  • Did you know

    Venice consists of 118 islands with 400 bridges and no cars

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