Whether you are looking for a romantic city break or a cultural experience, Venice will not disappoint. The 'floating city' built on 118 islands, connected by around 400 bridges has everything you would want for the perfect Italian city break.
From stunning architecture and world renowned art to the more light hearted highlights of Venice that include gondola rides and Bellinis at the world famous Harrys Bar, they all contribute to the atmosphere that makes Venice so special. Getting lost in the alleyways as you explore this fascinating city is also a certainty!
A city break to Venice also wouldn't be complete without soaking up the atmosphere in St Mark's Square at one of the famous cafes whilst listening to the musicians and watching the Venetian world go by.
Piazza San Marco is where most people head for first in Venice as it is where you will find the most famous and historical landmarks. St Marks Basilica, an architectural masterpiece and the Doge's Palace, a mixture or gothic and renaissance styles are both situated here. Also in this corner of Venice is the Campanile (bell tower), definitely worth a visit for the breathtaking views over the city and Venetian lagoon.
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous of the bridges that cross the Grand Canal and is one of the most photographed and iconic sights of Venice. Built between 1588 and 1591, it still has the same bustling activity today as it did in the past. A great shopping area, the bridge is lined with shops selling various goods