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Venice Canals & Fun – Italian Style!

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WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Red, white & blue, striped anything; denim and collared shirts
  • Sneakers and flat sandals for exploring the cobblestone streets
  • Straw hats and big sunglasses to stay cool and shaded
  • Floaty feminine dress for warm evening night strolls
  • Boater hat to keep cool during summer days

WHAT TO DO:

  • Hire a water taxi and cruise around the canals with a beverage!
  • Check out local food and flower markets – the earlier the better
  • Make a wish on the Rialto Bridge
  • Visit St Mark’s Basilica during day or night
  • Go Venetian mask shopping and join festivities if there in February

WHERE TO HANG:

  • The Belmond Hotel Cipriani for relaxing afternoon cocktails
  • Harry’s for drinks after a long day of exploring
  • Caffe del Doge for coffee
  • Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal for lunch on the terrace
  • Getting lost in the maze of side streets and cobblestone lanes

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Da Ivo – one of the best dinners in Venice or Italy for that matter!
  • Antiche Carampane – intimate local dining for lunch or dinner
  • Osteria All’Arco – grab a light snack while running around
  • L’ombra del Leone Cafe – perfect for sunset cocktails and aperitivo
  • Locanda Cipriani – beautiful lunch on nearby Torcello Island

WHERE TO STAY:

  • Aman – seven star hotel focused luxury and indulgence
  • The Gritti Palace – stunning palace on the Grand Canal
  • Belmond Hotel Cipriani – in a great location with great views
  • Hotel Danieli – beautiful 14th century castle near Piazza San Marco
  • JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa – on an island with an amazing spa

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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