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The Grand Canal (Canalazzo)

The Grand Canal (Canalazzo)

Venice's main waterway splits the city in half, with in equal parts to the west and east of it. It is the hub around which much activity in Venice is concentrated and is encircled with elegant...

St Mark's Square

St Mark's Square

St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) has always been the nucleus of Venice. The city's first citadel and church were erected on its stony foundations, the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica di...

Rialto

Rialto

The Rialto has long been the commercial core of Venice, and is famed as the place where the first bridge over the Grand Canal was built. The original wooden bridge collapsed under the strain of...

Basilica dei Frari

Basilica dei Frari

This great gothic Franciscan church was constructed in the 14th century, and is primarily known as the burial place of Titian and the Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova. Titian's tomb in the...

School of St Roch (Scuola di San Rocco)

School of St Roch (Scuola di San Rocco)

A ' ' in Venice was a mixture of guild and religious fraternity, where members paid annual fees to support fellow members and to decorate the school's premises. The School of St Roch is known for...

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim collection is housed in the former Palazzo of the wealthy American heiress, and has become one of the most illustrious collections of Modern Art in Italy. It spans...

Verona

Verona

Just two hours west of Venice is Verona, the famous historical city where Shakespeare placed his star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Located in the centre of the city is the house...

Lido di Venetia

Lido di Venetia

The Lido di Venetia, a 13-mile (20km) sandbar that's home to about 20,000 people, is one of Venice's trendiest areas. Looking out on the Adriatic, the Lido is where Venice's International...

Aqualandia

Aqualandia

On the Lido de Jesolo is Aqualandia, a great new water/theme park that has been earning rave reviews from visitors to Italy. A wonderful selection of attractions such as pools, slides and...

Padua (Padova)

Padua (Padova)

Once second only to Rome in terms of wealth, Padua is a gorgeous city. The fabulous architecture of the old town, dating back as far as 1,000 AD, is a magnificent backdrop for the wealth of...

Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco)

Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco)

Originally built in the 9th century, this 318-foot (97-metre) bell tower is the highest structure in Venice, and offers visitors breathtaking views of the cupolas of St. Mark's, the lagoon,...

Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Entering Venice's Piazza San Marco, the clock tower is one of the first things to be seen, towering above the Procuratie Vecchie (the ancient administration buildings of the Republic). Built...

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

Kids will love the Museum of Natural History, which is home to the skeleton of an Ouranosaurus found in the Sahara Desert by a Venetian palaeontologist in 1973. The museum also features...

Naval Museum (Museo Storico Navale)

Naval Museum (Museo Storico Navale)

With a rich and fascinating maritime history, Venice's Naval Museum is a great place for kids to explore. Displaying intricate models and, in many cases, the real-life thing, kids will find...

Murano

Murano

The Venetian Island of Murano makes for a great trip for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy watching the local art of glass-blowing and be amazed by the products that are created. And since...

Remembrance Park (Parco delle Rimembranze)

Remembrance Park (Parco delle Rimembranze)

One of the nicest parks in the city, Parco delle Rimembranze is the best suited to a fun day out with the kids in Venice. Featuring plenty of play areas for children and a roller-skating rink,...

Po Delta Natural Park

Po Delta Natural Park

Visitors to the Po Delta Natural Park can enjoy a day exploring the great outdoors. Discover the park by bike, boat, canoe, horseback or on foot. Tours are also available for those who want to...

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides

Surely one of Italy's most iconic images is that of gondolas being oared through the narrow canals of Venice by stripe-shirted, serenading gondoliers. These flat-bottomed boats are unique to...

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