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Setting sail from 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 an 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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses an eclectic assortment of works from the likes of Picasso, Magritte and Jackson Pollock. There is also a lovely garden facing on to the Grand Canal, with a rather rude sculpture of a rider on horseback.
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.
Arriving in Venice
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.
Your home from home
The former River Countess is reborn after an extensive refurbishment as the S.S. La Venezia, the newest 'Super Ship' to join the Uniworld fleet.
What we love
The reimagined S.S. La Venezia dazzles with its exquisite interiors, featuring Venetian-inspired decor, new suites and three dining venues to choose from.
Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Tailor-make your trip
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.