The gorgeous city of Venice rises out of the lagoon with elegant marble palaces and arching bridges, which connect approximately 118 islands that shape the greater city. Gondolas and vaporetti glide down the Grand Canal beneath the fascinating views of the domes of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the captivating cupola of Santa Maria della Salute. Your private transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport where you will continue to the shores of the Grand Canal and board a boat to begin your captivating tour along the renowned, two-mile waterway.
The splendor of Venice derives from the preserved grandeur, which reflects on the wealth and cosmopolitan culture that was brought from centuries of trade, peaking in the High Renaissance. You will easily notice the golden shine of the weathervane that tops St. Mark’s Campanile at 320 feet tall. As you float down the canal, your guide will point out the incredible wooden plinths that support the walkways and structures that line the banks with Santa Maria della Salute. The structure was built in gratitude at the end of the plague and stands on more than a million timber plinths that support the weight of this massive, Baroque dome. The interior smells of frankincense and possesses the marvelous Marriage at Cana by Tintoretto.