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A gondola ride down the Grand Canal, a night at the opera - Venice is a magical and slightly mysterious city any time of year.
Lined with Renaissance palaces, the Grand Canal is the heartbeat of the city. Take a gondola ride just before sunset to see amazing architecture and an interesting parade of Venetian water boats in the best light. If you want to save on the pennies opt for a ride in a Vaporetto (water bus).
Tip: Make sure your gondolier takes you under the Bridge of Sighs.
In its day the bridge was an amazing feat of engineering, nowadays it’s a must on anyone's itinerary to Venice. The stone bridge connects the districts of San Marco and San Polo and is one big tourist trap. However, if you can make your way through the crowds to the other side of the bridge you'll have spectacular views of the Grand Canal.
Take a boat to the nearby island of Murano and visit the Glass Museum. On the island on Burano, the Lace Museum is worth a visit and you'll find some picturesque streets and houses. Stop off at Cimitero and discover tombs of famous Venetians. It's pretty haunting but well worth taking the time to look round.
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