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If you have always wanted to spend a sojourn in one of the most entrancing spots in Italy you should contact our offices here at Expedia to talk about the best ways to discover the City of Canals. Whether you are seeking a romantic vacation destination or looking for an ideal city to take the family on a cultural holiday we can help you find the attractions in Venice to make your trip memorable.

Of course if you are going to be visiting the city with a romantic partner

you will be almost obligated to include one of the world-renowned gondola rides among your Venice excursions. You can even get married in the middle of one of Venice's canals. However the boats aren't all for show and glamor. The City of Water is actually formed on an archipelago containing 117 islands and water transport is a normal way of getting around for many local residents of Venice.

There are so many things to do in Venice that you could spend years in the city and still not experience everything it has to offer. Like all cities in Italy Venice is steeped in culture tradition and art. Naturally St. Mark's Basilica is at the top of the list of the must see places in the Floating City and the nearby Piazza San Marco is something you should see before you leave Venice. We can also provide you with information concerning other Venice activities that will suit your personal tastes and preferences as well as provide you with a map of the city so you can create your own personalized Venice tours.

The health-conscious tourist will be delighted to discover that Venetian cuisine is largely based on fresh healthy seafood. Shopping is also one of the main attractions in Venice and several high fashion designers have their main offices here. Guests of this city have an abundance of choices of activities and everyone who visits this city will leave with vibrant memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives.


Where to stay in Venice

San Marco

One of Venice’s most iconic sights is known all over the world for its historic square, cathedral and surrounding shops and cafés.


San Polo

The smallest of Venice’s six districts, this is also one of the oldest. It offers many tourist sites in its palaces, its churches and the Rialto Bridge.



One of six districts in Venice, this beautiful area has many sights located along the edge of Venice and on the island of Giudecca.


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