Venice is one of those must-see destinations of our era and the perfect choice for a romantic winter break.
A unique city of 116 islands
, ancient history and endless waterways, it attracts a steady stream of tourists from all corners of the world to view its inspiring architecture and to navigate its mystical canals.
Get lost in the never-ending maze of tiny cobbled courtyards and winding back streets
, linked by arched bridges and dotted with osterias (bars), traditional trattorias (restaurants) and obligatory tourist gift shops. Other places of interest include:The Peggy Guggenheim museum
has an eclectic collection of 20th century artwork, from Picasso to Dalí.La Galleria dell’Accademia
boasts some true treasures. Titian, Giorgione, Bellini, Tintoretto and Veronese are artists whose work is represented here.Santa Maria dei Miracoli church and the San Francesco del Deserto monastery.
The church was recently restored, but was originally built between 1481-1489 by Pietro Lombardo. It is an exceptional example of Renaissance Venetian architecture. The gardens of the SanFrancesco del Deserto monastery offer a welcome break for the tired traveller. The quiet and peaceful surroundings are perfect for lunch or a romantic stroll.Marciana Library
, the great architect Palladio considered this magnificent building by Sansovino as the most beautiful in the world. Inside you will find treasures from Greek and Latin literature – true masterpieces of poetry and philosophy.