Possibly the most beautiful city on Earth, definitely a city like no other.
Known as La Serenissima, 'The Most Serene', Venice is a chain of 116 interlinking islands that create a dreamlike, living and breathing maze of cobblestone streets, waterways, squares, courtyards and trattorias.
If you plan on enjoying a city break this year, choose a city break to Venice, a city of unfathomable history, romance and crumbling beauty.
St. Mark's Square is one of the most attractive urban spaces in the world. The bustling heart of the city, it's where you will find the city's most celebrate historic buildings.
Founded by Napoleon, the Gallerie dell-Accademia is one of the most important museums in Italy and houses the greatest collection of Venetian artwork anywhere. Home to the finest modern art display in the country, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is also unimissable on a city break in Venice.
Rome may have the Roman legacy, Florence the culture, but Venice has the romance. No city break in Venice is complete without taking a gondola trip down the iconic Grand Canal. The only way to truly see Venice as it was intended.
As with most Italian cities, there are many fashionable clothing stores in Venice, with a who's who of Italian designers represented. The main shopping draw however is the famous Murano glassware available.
The dining in Venice is sumptuous. Many of the city's most famous establishments are found on the waterfront overlooking the canals, particularly the Grand Canal. However, there are just as many culinary delights to be found at the simple trattorias found hidden away among the winding streets and alleys. Just explore and eat where the Venetians eat!