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Venice is one of the most visited cities in Europe. It's a fabulously romantic city, and honeymooners from across the world come here to enjoy each other's company. There are also some amazing art galleries, churches and historical attractions, some a reminder of the days when Venice was the capital of an empire formed through trade and sail. Venice has become even more popular in recent years because of the success of the Assassins' Creed video games, which have introduced the sights of the city to a whole new generation.

Must see sights include the Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica, Marco Polo's House, the Rialto Market, and many more. As Venice is extremely popular with holidaymakers of all nationalities, waiting times can be long - invest in an advance ticket that allows you to jump queues.

Venice city tours

Walking tours around the heart of Venice are an essential for many holidaymakers. An English speaking guide will provide you with expert knowledge with each of the sites on his or her tour, and be able to answer any questions you might have. There are general tours that cover the main sites, but also those that specialise in churches, the markets, and art and architecture of Venice, and the merchants, politicians, artists and courtesans that lived in the city during its golden age. If you have a particular topic that you're interested in, let the tour company know when you book and the guide will research the area that you're most interested in - if they need to, that is!

Nightlife in Venice is traditionally fairly sedate - but you should definitely seek out one of the restaurants patronised largely by locals, and try a bellini first to whet your appetite. Evening walking tours are also available, which are of particular interest to photographers as they include a range of subjects and, also, recommendations on techniques for taking the best pictures.

Although the sites are marvellous, don't forget that the quintessential Venetian experience is a ride in a gondola. This can be combined with a range of other activities in a prepaid package. You can also choose whether or not you'd like to be serenaded as you are poled around the city.

If this whets your appetite to find out more about the canals of Venice, then go on a cruise of the Grand Canal. This is lined with incredible churches and other buildings, and the commentary will give you fascinating insights into this historic city.

There are several day trips available outside the city. Some of the most popular visit the hills around Venice. Come here to taste fine wine and fabulous Italian foods - like everywhere else in Italy, the locals really care about what they consume, and will only eat and drink the best!


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