Venice is one of the few cities in the world that can evoke such feelings of wonder and amazement. Built on 100 islands with over 150 canals and 400 bridges, this city really is one of a kind. Not only does the city shimmer with the water, it is also steeped in history and possesses some of the world’s finest works of art. It has palaces, churches, galleries and architectural splendour in abundance which means that Venice is a treasure trove waiting for you to explore.
With canals instead of streets and boats instead of buses, this unique city is a ‘must-see’. There are six districts that make up the city, with San Marco containing the main sites. The bohemian-chic Dorsoduro, to the south, is crammed with hidden treasures while Cannaregio, in the north, is also a must see.
Venice is a city that never stops dreaming, which makes it one of the best city breaks out there.
As you might expect, dining in Venice can be a bit expensive. However if you travel off the beaten path then the amazing restaurants you’ll discover as worth the price. We’d recommend Osteria da Fiore, Fiore Trattoria and Al Nono Risorto.
The Venetian equivalent of a wine-bar is the bacaro but you can also stop into a pub and get your favourite drink. If you’re looking for a good place to enjoy a few drinks (drinks can get pricey in Venice) then you should check out Harry’s Bar, Caffe Florain or Orange. They’re perfect to spend a night out in, or even just to start one.
All the top shops and main name brands are located in Venice - while the city is usually visited for its history and atmosphere, there is plenty of shopping to do. The markets in Rialto are well worth the visit, so if you do go shopping then you won’t find it at all difficult to part with your money.
When in Venice...
Make sure that you visit St. Mark’s Square, try out a Gondola, visit the Rialto Bridge and Basillica de San Marco!