Famous throughout the world for its canals, Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Around almost every turn you fill find winding streets, alleyways and squares lined with quirky shops and cafes.
No visit to Venice is complete without a trip to St Mark´s Basilica in the centre of the city. The amazing domes and multi-coloured marble pillars are a sight to behold, and the inside is covered with the most intricate mosaics. Entrance is free, but you are advised to book an entry time online to avoid the queues.
The best way to get around Venice is by gondola. Make the most of the water-buses which run through the city, and book a ride on the number 1 Vaporetto, which runs the length of the Grand Canal. Guided tours are available but if you prefer to go it alone, take along a guide book and point out the famous buildings along the route.
The Doges Palace is situated next to St Mark´s Basilica, and is probably the second most visited attraction in the city, after the basilica. Take your time to walk over the Bridge of Sighs and explore the area around the palace.