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Setting sail from Milan
Fashion capital of the world, economic powerhouse and the historic seat of the Kingdom of Lombardy, Milan is a dynamic and culturally rich city that belies its reputation as a sterile and snobbish financial centre. At its heart you will find iconic buildings such as La Scala opera house and the striking Duomo cathedral, and the Quadrilatero della Moda is the place to find the latest styles from Milan's top designers. Buzzing cafés and restaurants spill into the streets of the design district, Brera, which is also home to one of the world's premier collections of Italian art, the Pinacoteca di Brera.
The name Verona conjures up images of Shakespearean tragedy and feuding families, but there is more to this city than Romeo and Juliet. Verona has long been an important trading centre and boasts an impressive collection of Roman remains, including an outdoor arena that hosts a wonderful opera festival every summer.
Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you’ve seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away.
Situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Venetian Lagoon, Chioggia is a pleasant fishing port that is sometimes described as a ‘miniature Venice’, complete with canals and some attractive historical architecture.
Italy: Polesella, Taglio di Po, Venetian Lagoon, Burano, Torcello
Arriving in Venice
Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.
The long, long queues for St Marks might put you off, but just book online in advance for timed entrance and bypass the exhausted tourists.
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Our favourite hotel in Venice
The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.
See more of the Veneto
If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.