As the world's only pedestrianised city, Venice is a wonderful place to explore on foot - or by taking a ride in one of its famous gondolas that glide up and down the canals. There is beautiful architecture at every turn, countless museums and galleries and fascinating historical monuments for you to discover.
The city's luminous quality is glimpsed from gliding gondolas and explored on foot through narrow calli, linked to one another by ornate stone bridges. Painted Palazzi, Byzantine basilicas and Baroque domes compete with the dove-flocked piazzas that reach the ultramarine waters.
Explore Venice's food market below the Rialto Bridge and after having enjoyed a meal head to the shopaholic joys of the Mercerie, which runs between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge.