There are few experiences in the world that can beat staying in a great hotel in Venice. There is no other city like it and it guarantees to melt even the coldest of hearts on every visit; the feeling of cruising down the Grand Canal is simply priceless.
The Floating City
One of the best things about Venice is that it’s the only place in the world where you can literally spend hours wandering around the winding streets, completely lost, without a care in the world! The city is made up of 118 islands linked by canals and bridges, making getting around by boat ideal and for a surprisingly modest fee you can take a vaporetto (waterbus) to anywhere you want to go. But if you’re in a romantic mood, no trip to Venice would be complete without a ride in gondola, with your own personal gondolier at the helm who may even sing a few lines from a Verdi opera, if you’re lucky!
All signs in Venice point to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the hub and focal point of the city with its truly remarkable architecture and staggering numbers of pigeons (and tourists). St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile (belltower) will take your breath away whereas the Doge’s Palace and Museums give you some idea of the wealth the Venetian State in times gone by. Other stops on the tourist trail, and must-sees for any visitor to Venice, are the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) with its bustling market, the wonderful Academy Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) containing countless masterpieces from the world’s most renowned artists, and the fascinating glass works on the Island of Murano.
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