- Stay on the Grand Canal in an authentic palace turned prestigious hotel
- We've booked tickets to La Fenice, the opera where Verdi created La Traviata
- Arrive and leave by private boat taxi, sip a Bellini at Harry's Bar, and enjoy a coffee at Cafe Florian
- Exciting add ons include being able to experience Venice with a photographer; take a private tour of San Lazzaro degli Armeni; and visit St. Mark's Basilica outside of opening hours.
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Serenity & Serenissima
The Grand CanalThis is the S that gives Venice its yin-yang symbol shape. This canal is the main artery of the city. All of the city's major architectural monuments are located here. The Dukes (or Doges) legacy is apparent, from medieval fondachi (trading houses and warehouses) to great Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, the history of Venice is etched into its buildings. Attracting people from all over the world, make the most of the excellent people watching as hundreds of people from all walks of life cross the famous Rialto Bridge.
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Venice with photographer
Explore this photogenic city with a professional photographer knows Venice by heart. This art-focused route covers some iconic sites of the city and some other more intimate, hidden spots, to immortalise the trip through photography.
A private tour of the island of San Lazzaro deglie Armeni
Very close to the Lido, this small island (a former leper colony) was given in the 18th century to the Armenians, who, driven away by the Turks, established a convent there. The island was an important centre for the dissemination of Armenian culture. The convent houses a museum, a picture gallery, a unique printing press, and a rich library of more than 150,000 volumes, including a valuable collection of illuminated manuscripts. It also offers the visitor beautiful grounds to explore with its huge garden. As soon as the Vaporetto is docked, a nun guides visitors around the church, the refectory and the archives room where over 4,000 manuscripts are kept.
St. Mark's Basilica outside of opening hours
After the doors have been closed to the public, St. Mark's Basilica has a second life and reveals its splendour free from the noise and crowds of the day: mosaics, the 12th century paving with animal and geometric motifs, and the altarpiece made with gold and precious stones fascinate church-goers and visitors. The Basilica is a remarkably rich and ornate treasure.
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