When you think of Venice, you think of water and canals. Once you have had your Gondola fix consider heading out of the city down the SS309 to explore the water and channels of the Po Delta Regional Park, just 50 miles south of the city. A hire car is the best way to explore the area until you decide to strike out on foot, or hire a bike (from Via Muratori, 2 - 44022 Comacchio).
The flatland delta boasts pinewoods, river channels, marshland, with miles of land to explore on foot or by bike. There are over 300 species of bird who value this important natural landscape.
A watery world of Gothic palaces, carnival masks and Byzantine churches, Venice does not fail to impress. Venice really is the jewel in Italy’s crown and is one of the most recognisable and unique places in the world.
A floating city of bridges, canals and winding back streets, this place is a Mecca for romantic couples, culture vultures and those wanting to step into a fairytale world. After you’ve visited the bustling St Mark’s Square, looked inside its world famous cathedral basilica and, of course, fed the pigeons, lose yourself in the maze-like Cannaregio, Castello and Dorsoduro districts where you’ll find the real Venice, you know, like the one you see in the movies.
Here you’ll come across local markets, museums galore and thankfully fewer tourists. And if you’ve still got the energy after all that sightseeing and fancy a tipple or two then hit the trendy pubs and bars around Campo di Santa Margherita in Dorsoduro.