"Stepping out onto the Altana, the breathtaking view of the Bacino di San Marco, San Giorgio Maggiore, the Grand Canal, and the beautiful steeples is captivating. A basket filled with delicious Venetian specialities makes the experience even more unforgettable."
Over the course of a day you can visit these three islands, all of which have their own individual atmosphere. Murano, famous for its world-renowned glass-makers, will intoxicate you with the sweet scent of its gardens, where jasmine and orange groves grow. Follow this with a stroll around Torcello, where the church and its mosaics continue to arouse wonder. Then, let yourself be charmed by Burano, an unusual fishing village with its colorful little houses on the canal side.
The island of Lido is THE beach resort in Venice. A thin sandbar separating the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, it stretches over a dozen kilometers and has extremely beautiful beaches. Ideal for peacefully relaxing and going swimming in the summer, the serenity that occupies this place will have no trouble in plunging you into restorative tranquility.
For an exceptional cultural stop, this museum of contemporary art located on the Grand Canal in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni seems the perfect fit. It presents one of the most beautiful collections of modern art in Europe, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Léger, Brancusi, Picabia, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Miró, Giacometti, Magritte, Dalí, Gorky and Calder.
Built in Venice in the 18th century in the Neoclassical style, with an auditorium offering five levels of overlaid boxes finely decorated in red and gold, the theater occupies a prominent place in Italian opera. It has hosted modern works by Stravinsky, Britten and Prokofiev and remains one of the world benchmarks for opera. It was additionally immortalized by Luchino Visconti, one of the most talented Italian movie-directors, in his film Senso.
The Londra Palace hotel provides an exceptional view over the enchanting and evocative Venetian Lagoon, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Peaceful and privileged, in fact unique in its kind, this specificity of the establishment will enchant contemplative souls as well as individuals eager to quench their thirst for adventure in this vast pool.