Venice and the Gondolas

29 February 2012

Enjoy a romantic gondola ride through the Venetian canals


Savour an espresso at the centuries-old Gran Caffè Quadri in Piazza San Marco, admire mosaics inside the Basilica di San Marco and Venetian art inside the Galleria Dell' Accademia. Cruise the Grand Canal in a gondola past pastel-coloured palaces and under bridges including the Ponte dell' Accademia and the Bridge of Sighs. Order a bellini (a mix of champagne and peach juice) at Harry’s Bar, savour cicchetti (the local version of tapas), soak up the Venetian nightlife at the old-district Campo Santa Margherita, then watch the sun rise over the lagoon from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.