Lavish palaces and marvelous churches tower above the narrow canals and rippling waters of the Venetian Lagoon. You arrive at the hotel along a private dock and take a moment to settle into the comforts of your luxurious hotel. Your guide will greet you in the lobby, eager to take you through the marvels at the heart of the city. Cross over the splendor of the Rialto Bridge. Stone arches support the covering around an opening offering views to the canal. You will reach St. Mark’s Square to find the eponymous basilica shimmering with golden hues beneath the Byzantine domes.