A unique city-break experience. There really isn't anywhere that is quite like Venice. We stayed in private rented accommodation in the San Toma sestiere, and really enjoyed the experience, particularly the calm before and after the day-tourist hordes arrived. The prices everywhere were...more
The Riva degli Schiavoni is Venice’s principal waterfront. Its promenade, which is cluttered by numerous kiosks, bars and restaurants, attracts vast crowds of tourists. It also offers superb views of the impressive Palladian architecture which dominates the skyline of San Giorgio, the island...more
Venice's fourth and newest bridge, opened in 2008. It connects Stazione di Santa Lucia to Piazzale Roma, and is referred to locally as the Calatrava Bridge, but was given the grand title of Constitution Bridge, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Italian Constitution....more
Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It lies about 1.5 km north of Venice and measures about 1.5 km (1 mile) across with a population of just over 5,000. It is famous for its glass making, particularly lampworking. It was once an independent comune,...more
A Traghetto ride across the Grand Canal is by far the cheapest and quickest way to take a Gondola ride in Venice. Traghetti ply their trade at various points where there isn't a convenient bridge. Cost is less than€1. The boats are old gondolas that have been stripped of their brocaded chairs and...more
St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza". The Piazzetta (the 'little Piazza') is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. During the day, it is difficult to see much of the...more
The Clock Tower in Venice is an early Renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco at the entrance to the Merceria. It comprises a tower, which contains the clock, and lower buildings on each side.