A few days at the start of your Lakes & Mountains holiday in this magical Italian city, built entirely on water where the wide canals are the streets, will be a memorable experience. Explore St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge or the Accademia Gallery with its superb collection of Venetian art. There is so much to see and do on your holiday in Venice but leave time to get off the tourist track and lose yourself in the real city. Discover hidden markets, peaceful squares and delightful little bars and restaurants. Take a boat trip to the islands of the Venetian Lagoon and see the craftsmanship of the Murano glassblowers.