Decadence should be your middle name. You crave delicate pastries and rich coffee topped with whipped cream and swirled through with dark chocolate. Your opera glasses have traveled with you around the world, spying gilded flourishes and lavish costumes. And your feet, even your feet, adore cobblestone streets and lazy waterfronts lined with rainbow-splashed row houses. Everything you adore is drawing you toward the collection of tiny islands connected via canals and bridges that compose of the most romantic cities in the world. Indeed, everything you adore is drawing you away on a trip to Venice. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a special someone, the ambiance and artistry will see to a stunningly romantic vacation in Venice.
As you plan a getaway as grand as the city’s iconic canal, curate a custom Venice vacation package from our array of airfare and guest-loved accommodations:
The Floating City is home to many bridges and just as many mythologies. Venice vacations wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Palazzo Ducale with a historic prison. Legend has it, criminals taken into custody would turn around for a last glimpse at freedom before being incarcerated, giving the bridge its melancholy name. To acquaint yourself with the city’s saintlier history, visit San Giacomo di Rialto Church, the oldest church in this scenic city, built in the 5th Century and rife with history.
If you desire a bit of shopping, don't skip the Rialto Markets. This plethora of shops provides you with ample options, whether you are searching for sparkling Murano glass, fine art, or an extravagant Venetian mask for your next fabulous event.
Speaking of events…like Mardi Gras, Carnevale is a seven-day event held each year in February. Locals and visitors to Venice dress up in elaborate costumes and masks while attending parties, strolling through the streets, or relaxing on a gondola ride through the city's famous canals. If you're an opera fan, September may be the perfect month for your vacation in Venice, Italy. The Opera Festival includes drama and opera, as well as showcasing Italian dancing and music.
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So you've dropped off your suitcase and you're starting to feel a bit jet lagged — what's next? Catch forty winks? No chance... traveling is about one-off experiences and remarkable adventures! (Besides, you can always sleep when you get back home.)
Ready for some fun activities while you're in Venice? We suggest testing out some of these experiences: