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Venice City

Italy's iconic Floating City

From its meandering waterways to its rambling streets, there’s plenty of charm to be explored on a holiday to Venice. While Venice city breaks conjure up images of singing gondoliers and an excessive amount of gelato, there’s plenty more to see here. This famous Italian city is packed with culture. Watch the world go by in the Piazza San Marco, be immersed in the contemporary art scene, or be whisked away in a Venice water taxi and explore the smaller canals and quieter districts. Venice holidays holds plenty in store for shopping fans, so whether you're in the mood for Italian fashion, designer clothes or high-quality leather goods, Venice will have it in abundance. Designer boutiques are dotted around the city streets, but if you're seeking souvenirs, you're in luck - as Venice’s quaint shops offer plenty of keepsakes to remind you of your trip. Browse antiques, local handicrafts, jewellery and even fresh produce – or just enjoy the gorgeous Venice weather in thee pavement cafés.

Your Venice questions, answered

Venice has some fabulous jazz bars and nightclubs, along with more cosy wine bars than there are days of the year.

Sidestep the tourist traps around Piazza San Marco, and you’ll find reasonably priced restaurants preferred by the locals.

The Spritz Veneziano is sipped as an aperitif. It’s Prosecco, soda water and Aperol served with a slice of orange – so refreshing in warm weather.

Best things to do in Venice

Tour St Mark’s Basilica

The cathedral church of Venice is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Inside, there are glittering mosaics and a museum.

Visit La Fenice Opera House

San Marco is the musical heart of the city, dominated by the La Fenice Opera House. Catch a show while you’re here.

Explore San Polo

Gorgeous San Polo is home to Rialto Bridge, as well as several noteworthy churches. Sip wine or espresso on the canalside, or browse the shops.