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Romance, splendour, history and wonder: Venice will capture your heart and your imagination.

Perched on a series of islands within the Venetian Lagoon in northeast Italy, this floating city is packed to the brim with culture, craftsmanship, fine art, stunning vistas and gravity-defying architecture.

In winter, Carnevale di Venezia sets the city ablaze with elaborate masks, flamboyant costumes and never-ending parties. And in summer, crowds flock to the sun-glazed waters and canal-side tavernas. Whether you come for the shopping, the culture, the seaside vibes, the cuisine, the history, the art or the carnival, Venice has year-round appeal.

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Fast facts about Venice

Where is it? Venice is in northeastern Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

How do I get there? No direct flights are available to Italy from Australia. However, the trip can be done with one connection from major cities and the journey takes approximately 20-27 hours, depending on which city in Asia or the Middle East you’re connecting through.

When should I go? Visit Venice between February and April to avoid the crowds and the summer heat.

What should I do?

  • Experience Carnevale, Venice’s biggest festival
  • Watch a Murano glass master at work.
  • Visit Ca’ Rezzonico museum and the Doge’s Palace.
  • Stroll along the Piazza San Marco.
  • Marvel at the Basilica San Marco.
  • Shop at the markets on the Rialto Bridge.
  • Take a gondola ride through the canals.
  • Take a day trip to an island.
  • Watch an opera at Teatro La Fenice.
  • Savour the local seafood.

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