Venice has long been the inspiration of artists and writers, from Lord Byron to Thomas Mann, due in part to the city’s unique geography: everything is built on and surrounded by water. The architecture is just as impressive as the setting, with Byzantine and Gothic-style palaces and Palladian churches illustrating the grandeur of Venice’s past when it was the capital of a wealthy independent Republic.
Travelling by boat across the Adriatic Sea, you’ll be treated to the classic view of Venice from the sea. After a sightseeing walk that will take you to the city centre, you will have free time to stroll, shop for hand-blown glass or even take a ride in a gondola!
There will be plenty of time to admire the principal sights around St Mark’s Square, including St Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile and the majestic facade of the Doges’ Palace.