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No-one will be surprised to hear that the best way to see Venice is by boat but you might be impressed by the variety of things to see and learn in and around the world-famous lagoon during your luxury city break.


For a taste of the quieter side of Venice of bygone centuries, the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello (famous for blown glass, lace-making and being the first human settlement respectively) make for a charming day trip out of the hubbub.

Beyond Burano and connected to it by a bridge, is the small and picturesque Mazzorbo Island, home to some of Venice’s oldest native vineyards. The wine produced here has a slightly salty taste as the grapes absorb some salt from the ground. It is very tasty and quite different from nearby Sant’Erasmo’s white wine. Visit these two islands together and, as well as wine tasting, enjoy a lunch including local specialities.

burano island glass blowing island

It might sound a little crazy but the more adventurous may want to take a dip in the lagoon. The strong sea current means that some areas are in fact crystal clear. The boats we recommend have an easy-to-use swimming platform and, after your dip, an on-board freshwater shower is available for a quick rinse!

Cruise from Venice to the Lido and the village of Malamocco, the first home of the Doge of Venice, stopping for some bird-watching at the natural reserve of Cà Roman. Finally, reach Chioggia, a charming fishing village, characterised by bridges and canals.

Last but not least, watch the sun go down from the lagoon, watching sunset hues settle on the city’s buildings and canals, glass of prosecco in hand.

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