Located at the head of the Adriatic Sea, an intricate web of tiny islands and canals make up the enchanting city of Venice. In this intimate setting where gondoliers serenade, delicate bridges lead to winding cobblestone streets, and glorious renaissance architecture form a fairy-tale backdrop, it is no wonder that many people feel it is the world's most romantic destination.
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Piazza San Marco
This square at the heart of Venice is home to many of the city's most famous landmarks, including St. Mark's Basilica, the Campanile bell tower, and the Doge's Palace. Afterwards, browse the boutiques that ring the square or sip espresso at an outdoor cafe.
The Grand Canal
Take a gondola ride down the two-mile long Grand Canal. The canal is lined with magnificent buildings that epitomize the architectural beauty of Venice offering a panorama of superbly detailed facades.
Murano and Burano
The tiny island of Murano has been a leader in glassblowing for over seven centuries. Watch the artisans at work and browse the showroom and gallery. And, Burano, famous for its lace making, is a fishing village of small shops and colorful houses.
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