On the city’s doorstep are the stunning Roman remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not to mention some of the finest Roman wall paintings in existence at other sites unknown to most visitors.
How many other European cities boast the oldest Christian baptistery in the western world, one of Caravaggio’s finest paintings, and a defining sculpture of the baroque era, all within ten minutes walking distance of one another?
The city’s golden age in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is reflected in the splendid Mannerist-Baroque palaces built by aristocratic Genoese families: the Balbi, Doria, Grimaldi, Pallavicini and Serra among the most prominent. We can arrange private visits to the finest private palaces in the city as well as behind the scenes tours of the major museums.
The heart of the historic city, with its network of dense alleys or caruggi, is one of the largest UNESCO heritage sites in Europe.
It grew into a major naval power in the medieval era as a crossroad of trade and culture between Europe and the Near East.
The city lies in a natural amphitheatre between the mountains and the sea.
Ponder the famous Last Supper by Leonardo in the monastery complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie, or enjoy an opera at the world-renowned La Scala.
Wandering along the city's canals designed by Leonardo da Vinci, you can discover art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary.
Venice has become a centre for contemporary art, from the Biennale to the new art museums. We arrange long weekend trips in the company of contemporary art experts.
We arrange bespoke trips to Venice with fabulous guides, private visits, and private boats. We can arrange for you to stay in your own palace on the Grand Canal.