DESTINATION GUIDE: FINDING THE BEAUTY IN VENICE

There’s no city quite like Venice..

There’s no city quite like Venice. The lagoon city as many may call it. Magical with its historic charm, winding cobbled streets and romantic beauty.

Venice can be seen as a work of art with it’s centuries old buildings that remain unchanged till today, preserving a glimpse of history through each stone and brick.

It’s one of those cities that is on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list but with so many incredible things to see and do, it can be hard knowing where to start!

Here is our guide to discovering the beauty of Venice, exploring all it has to offer and how to get there.

PHOTOGRAPHY HOLLY TITHERIDGE & SHAUN LYLE

WORDS GITIKA GARG

LOCATION VENICE, ITALY


WHERE TO STAY.

First comes the question of where to stay – in a city like Venice, you won’t be disappointed with any decision you make! 

THE GRITTI PALACE:

Nothing compares to the Gritti Palace! This is your destination for absolute luxury, overlooking the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. With grand views looking across the water to landmarks like Santa Maria della Salute, this sumptuous hotel captures history and culture like no other both through its noble palace interiors and exterior river sights. 

HOTEL DANIELI:

Another exquisite hotel with spectacular canal views is the legendary Hotel Danieli, comprised of three seperate palaces each keeping alive a rich heritage. With a stunning facade on the Riva degli Schiavoni, this majestic hotel, once home to noble families, boasts Venetian luxury, culture and dreamy views. 

HOTEL LONDRA PALACE:

Hotel Londara Palace has 100 windows to look out onto Venice’s canal beauty with its stunning location on the river. It is elegant, personalised and perfect for those magical moments. 

HOTEL MORESCO:

If you are looking for great value for money then Hotel Moresco Venice is the place for you. Bringing together the old with the new, this hotel promises an authentic experience you won’t forget! 


WHERE TO EAT.

If you love fine cuisine, rich tastes and good food, Venice is just the place for this. 

CLUB DEL DOGE:

The Gritti Palace ‘Club del Doge’ is your destination for luxurious gourmet cuisine overlooking the stunning Grand Canal – talk about a meal with a view! Their degustation is an experience everyone has to try once in their life! 

AL COVO:

Al Covo is a quaint restaurant with gorgeous ambience and a strong family history. Your go-to place for authentic Venetian classics that celebrate the unique tradition and territory of Venice. 

DO LEONI:

Londra Palace’s ‘Do Leoni’ is another restaurant with majestic water views, serving elegance and inspiration with their great attention to local products and creative dishes. You will be sure to have an unforgettable dining experience! 

CAFFE LAVENA:

After walking around and exploring, Caffe Lavena is the perfect lunch spot in the centre of St. Mark’s Square to sit back and absorb the lively atmosphere of Venice with tables facing the famous St. Mark’s Basilica. One of the most renowned coffee boutiques, Caffe Lavena gives you a taste of tradition as you relax watching people parade by. After a meal, walk around the open space of St. Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice. Not only does it house many beautiful cafes, there are several museums and attractions to explore as well! 


WHAT TO SEE/DO.

Aside from incredible food, there is so much to see in Venice with something around each corner!

WATER TAXI:

We’re all use to catching a regular taxi but it’s another experience in water. Hiring a water taxi is the best way to see Venice in a short space of time!

GONDOLA RIDE:

Gondola rides are another way of experiencing the wondrous sights of Venice and an absolute must do on your list! Slow down and take in Renaissance views, glimmering reflections of historic buildings on clear waters and dreamy blue skies – it’s a picturesque experience you won’t find anywhere else! 

VISIT BURANO:

If you have some extra time, you should add taking a ferry over to Burano on your list! Known for its playful and brightly painted houses, it’s the place for that perfect insta worthy pic! 

WALKING OVER THE RIALTO BRIDGE:

Visiting the Rialto Bridge is another must, being the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. Renowned for its architecture and Renaissance feel, enjoy looking onto spectacular scenes of the bustling life of Venice. 

It’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment in this enchanting city full of culture, heritage, artistry and grandeur! 


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