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Explore a wonderland of pretty canals on holiday in Venice

Strolling around the cobbled streets of Venice is like strolling through a vintage movie set - beautiful yet completely surreal. This Italian city, famed for its canals and waterways, has featured in many romantic love stories throughout history, and continues to be one of the most romantic destinations Europe has to offer.

Unlike anywhere else in the world, Venice is a city built completely on water. Many people assume Venice is one large island, when actually it’s a beautiful cluster of many (over 100 to be precise). You won’t find any cars in the centre of the city - instead the preferred modes of transport are boat, bikes, scooters and of course, walking.

As a city, Venice is full of history, culture and unique architecture just waiting to be discovered. Spend your trip exploring some of Europe’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals, or spend the afternoon people-watching in the stunning Piazza San Marco. Finish the day with a gondola ride through the city’s iconic canals, and truly soak in the unique atmosphere.

If you want a more laidback itinerary, Venice is the perfect city to explore at your own pace - simply pop on some comfy shoes and set out with your camera to explore all the hidden gems nestled within Venice’s many narrow lanes.

Venice in pictures

Basilica dei San Giovanni artwork photograph by Didier Descouens and one more author. CC BY-SA 4.0.

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