A trip to Venice isn't complete without an iconic gondola ride down the picturesque canals. From water level, you'll get to see Venice from a whole new angle and experience a heady dash of romance. Let someone else do the hard work for a change, as you sit back, relax and enjoy the sights.
Teatro La Fenice, or The Phoenix, is Venice's world-renowned opera house, which premiered major operatic works by Verdi, Rossini and Bellini. Let's be honest, you'll never find a better setting for an opera than the opulent halls of Venice's most famous theatre house. Put on your tuxedo or your best dress and take a romantic gondola ride to La Fenice.
Known in Italian as Basilica di San Marco, this golden church is a Venetian symbol of wealth and power. With mosaics covering over 8,000 square meters of the walls, floors and vaults and rich gold and silver mosiacs inlaid with precious stones, Saint Mark's Basilica is a sight to behold. A must-see attraction.
Built as the home of the Doge of Venice, who used the palace to hold court during their reign, is now home to a museums that showcases the beautiful artwork and designs of the palace. The exterior architecture is one of the best examples of Venetian gothic architecture, and has been emulated in buildings since.
Famous throughout the world for its ornate and colourful masks, the Carnival of Venice offers a great event for those who wish the delve into the history and style of Venice. The Carnival takes place in the week prior to Lent. Throughout the city, grand balls and galas are held, and guests wear opulent clothes and masks.