Venice Travel Guide
Plan Your Venice Vacation
Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.
Venetian magic can still linger when you retire for the night, whether you're staying in a grand hotel or budget locanda... read more
Dining options in Venice range from the ultra-high end, where jackets and ties are a must, to the very casual. Once... read more
Things To Do in Venice
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
While Venice spends a great deal of energy preserving its past, this city is also entrenched in the here and now and modern Venetian life... Read more
Perhaps nowhere else in the world gathers together so many of man’s noblest artistic creations. The centerpiece of the piazza is the... Read more
If you want to get a sense of contemporary Venetian culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the... Read more
Colorful Murano glass may be the most obvious thing to shop for in Venice—you can't avoid encountering a mind-boggling variety of it in... Read more
Carnevale and the Biennale are much-acclaimed events that draw crowds from around the world, but throughout the year, other festivals that... Read more
If you want some expert guidance around Venice, you may opt for private tours or large group tours. Any may include a boat tour as a... Read more
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