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Words do not do justice to the beauty and wonder of Venice. Visitors head to the city in droves to marvel at Renaissance works of art, religious iconography, medieval churches and palaces. As you explore the mysteries of Venice's timeless streets and discover the canals via gondola, you will be mesmerised by the city's unique grandeur.

If you have a short time to walk around Venice then be sure to visit St Mark's Square - home to pigeons, musicians, St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. The Basilica is one of the world's most spectacular churches, with its imposing dome and famous bronze horses. The Doge's Palace boasts a throne room, golden staircase and the Bridge of Sighs leading to the prison where Casanova was incarcerated.

After exploring Venice's old city, take an excursion to the nearby islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world-famous for its glass factories and glassworks. Burano is known for its intricate lace; and timeless Torcello is home to an imposing Byzantine cathedral.

Venice has a history as colourful as its pastel shaded houses. Rising from humble beginnings, it dominated the eastern Mediterranean economically and militarily from 1204 to 1453 before declining under Turkish pressure. The Republic ended with defeat to Napoleon in 1797 and Venice's independence was lost forever when it joined a united Italy in 1866. Much of the time since then has been spent promoting tourism and trying to protect itself against devastating floods like those in 1966.

The historic core of Venice is comprised of 117 mudflats or islets, dissected by natural canals - the biggest of which is the Grand Canal. Over centuries these sand and mud islets have grown together to form one mass through man-made alterations including filled-in canals and bridges.

To reach Venice by car, take the A4 from Milan or Trieste. Direct trains from Milan, Bologna and Padua, as well as from across Europe terminate at the Grand Central Station. Buses from major cities in Europe stop at the Piazzale Roma. Marco Polo Airport has daily flights from London and other European cities.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Boscolo Hotel Grand dei Dogi

Holiday Inn Venice East

Santa Marina Hotel

Universo & Nord Hotel

Hotel Ariston

Boscolo Hotel Bellini

Al Sole Palace

Arlecchino Hotel

Comfort Hotel Diana

Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel

Olimpia Hotel

Torre dell' Orologio Suites

The Palace Bonvecchiati

Sant'Elena Hotel

Santa Chiara Hotel

Belle Epoque Hotel

Ambassador Tre Rose Hotel

Royal San Marco

NH Laguna Palace

Starhotel Splendid Suisse

Hotel Venezia 2000

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Continental

Hotel Splendid Suisse

Hotel Carlton

Scandinavia Hotel

Royal San Marco

Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo

Hotel Des Bains

Hotel Villa Edera

Hotel Biasutti

Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

Villa Igea

Hotel Saturnia & International Venezia

Le Boulevard Hotel

Principe Hotel

Hotel Amadeus

Holiday Inn Venice Marghera

Hotel Buon Pesce

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Hotel Villa Ada

Sofitel Venezia

Malibran Hotel

Express by Holiday Inn Quarto D'Altino

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