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9 Fantastic Cities to Visit (outside the U.S.)

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

"The World is a book, and those that don't travel read only one page." - St. Augustine

I've had the wonderful opportunity to visit the following cities. I would go back to every one of them. Each has their own special qualities with dynamic architecture, delicious cuisine, and so much to see and do. I hope you have the good fortune to visit them, as well.

1) Florence, Italy

Known as the Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts gorgeous architecture, amazing artwork, fresh Italian food and plenty to see and do.

Best time to visit: Autumn

Where to stay:

Soprarno Suites

The eclectic, bohemian, vintage-inspired style is set in a small, quiet, intimate little ten-suite hotel right in the heart of Florence, a few minutes’ walk from the (not at all quiet) Ponte Vecchio. Although there is no restaurant at the hotel, there are numerous restaurants in the area.

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze

4-star hotel

This gorgeous hotel is set on an intimate corner in the heart of Florence just off the most glamorous shopping streets,2 minutes away from the Duomo, 5 minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and every major landmark in the City Centre. The Helvetia and Bristol offers a boutique Hotel atmosphere with elegant furnishings, attention to details and the personalized service provided by a truly spectacular staff. Facilities include the residential lobby with fireplace the magical wintergarden and the Hostaria Bibendum offers a delicious food experience in a lively setting. A relaxing spa is also on the premises.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

5-Star Hotel

The Four Seasons hotel Florence is a private enclave in a frescoed Medici-era palazzo and restored convent that is only minutes from Michelangelo's David. Guest rooms are located in the Pallazzo scala della Gherardesca and the conventino surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Elegant and casual dining venues include al fresco dining in the summer. The only hotel also features an on-site spa, a fully equipped fitness centre and outdoor pool. The Four Seasons hotel Florence offers elegant art-filled surroundings and impeccable service that makes every stay memorable. All Rooms and Suites have complimentary wifi for unlimited devices with high-speed internet.

Things to do in Florence:

  • Visit the many museums

  • See the Ponte Vecchio

  • Explore the monuments, piazzas, churches

  • Have some authentic Italian pizza at a cafe

  • Climb the Duomo

  • Take a Cooking class

  • Visit a winery

  • Be awestruck by Michealangelo's art and Secret Room

  • Visit the Library of San Lorenzo

Day Trip Idea: Cinque Terre (even better to spend a few days)

2) Zurich, Switzerland

This beautiful city by the river is abuzz with activity. Whether you go to an event, shop, visit the museums or enjoy the fondue you are sure to enjoy a trip to this cosmopolitan haven.

Best time to visit: Summer or Winter for skiing

Where to stay:

Hotel Helvetia Zurich

The Helvetia makes its home at the edge of Kreis 4, one of Zurich’s most vibrant districts, and it’s picturesquely perched above the Sihl river, south of where it meets the Limmat. The 19th-century building itself is well preserved, its historical character left largely intact, but its 34 interiors have seen some recent interior-design attention. The result is tasteful, attractive, and effortlessly hip, unmistakably individual — a great homegrown, organic exception in a world of off-the-shelf boutique-hotel concepts.

Kameha Grand Zurich, Autograph Collection

4-Star Hotel

The Kameha Grand is a prime example of the credo of the Autograph Collection Hotels: "Exactly like nothing else"​. A lifestyle hotel for discerning business travelers and events with impressive architecture, festive and unpredictable decors, rounded off with numerous Swiss-inspired design elements. The 245 rooms and suites designed by Marcel Wanders integrate "Swissness"​ in an impressive manner. The Kameha Grand sets further accents with 11 themed suites that are individually furnished - from a gentleman's suite with roulette table to a workout suite with treadmill and dumbbells.

Alex Lake Zürich

5-Star Hotel

Alex Lake Zurich borders the calm waters of Lake Zurich and majestically overlooked by the Alps. This exceptional hotel offers 43 contemporary studios and suites harmoniously decorated and furnished with natural materials. Fitted with either terraces - balconies or French balconies - all are perfect for taking in the pure air and surrendering to the magnificent views over the verdant shores. With direct access to Lake Zurich - the private marina is ideal for a wide range of water sports. A haven of peace and relaxation - Alex Lake Zurich is the ideal place to enjoy a restorative stay that benefits the whole family. Its restaurant Alex offers a creative and aromatic cuisine blending influences from across the world with hints of urbanity. Equally exquisite is the gourmet restaurant AQUA - which stands out for its discreet and exclusive character - it is indeed the ideal setting to enjoy an intimate dinner.

Things to do in Zurich:

  • Enjoy a coffee or beer or even some fondue at a waterfront restaurant

  • Take a cruise on Lake Zurich with views of the Alps

  • Shop the picturesque alleyways of Old Town

  • Visit the Museum of Art

  • Ride the Felsenegg Cable Car

  • Visit Grossmunster and climb to the top of the tower

  • Enjoy chocolate delights at a patisserie

  • Shop at Bahnhofstrasse

  • Visiting the miniature rainforest or elephant park at Zoo Zurich

Day Trip Idea: Visit Lucerne or Thun

3) London, England

With so much to do and see, London is a perfect city to visit. The city is bustling with energy, diversity, and excitement. With a tremendous history, fantastic theatre/music performances, museums and sightseeing you will be thoroughly entertained throughout your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Spring

Where to Stay:

Hotel Indigo London

3-Star Hotel

The Hotel Indigo London Kensington is situated in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The hotel is also located close to the Earl’s Court tube station, placing all of London’s destinations and major transport hubs like Heathrow within easy reach. The Kitchen & Bar restaurant serves international classic dishes and is a great place to refuel after a busy day exploring London.

The Montague on the Gardens

4-Star Hotel

A genteel Georgian townhouse in elegant Bloomsbury, The Montague is a peaceful hideaway in the heart of the city that combines up-to-the-minute sophistication with ample old-world charm. Just steps from The British Museum, expect exemplary personal service, understated comfort and rich furnishings throughout. A bistro-style restaurant specializes in modern European cuisine which may also be enjoyed al fresco on the delightful terrace.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

5-Star Hotel

With the glamorous shopping of Knightsbridge and leafy Hyde Park on its doorstep, the iconic five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park boasts London's most fashionable address where town meets country. Behind the handcrafted finishes in each of the hotel's rooms and suites lie the latest technology and a level of refined luxury that only something of uncompromising quality can achieve. Two award-winning restaurants Bar Boulud a French-inspired bistro and wine bar and two-Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and a new afternoon tea lounge The Rosebery place the hotel firmly at the center of London's dining scene whilst Mandarin Bar remains one of London's most popular destination bars. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental London is a haven of tranquility where the boundaries of East and West blend in harmony. Guests also have 24hr access to a brand-new state of the art gymnasium and family friendly pool.

Things to do in London:

  • Ride the London Eye

  • Visit Buckingham Palace

  • Tour the city on a hop-on/hop-off bus

  • See Westminster Abbey

  • Take in some art at the Museums

  • Nosh on some fish and chips and a beer at a local Pub

  • Watch a show at one of the many theatres

  • Shop at Harrod's

  • Walk around Camden Market

Day Trip Idea: Bath or Cotswolds

4) Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is an incredible seaside city with enchanting culture, awe-inspiring architecture and a lively drinking and dining scene. Whether you are enjoying the beach, shopping Las Ramblas or taking in the Sagrada Familia, you are sure to love this dramatically unique city.

Best Time to Visit: Spring

Where to Stay:

Hotel Sixties

In 1969, the Spanish journalist Joan de Sagarra coined the term gauche divine to describe the generation of young artists, writers, actors, and creatives who opposed Franco’s dictatorship. The entire first floor of Sixties Ramblas is dedicated to their legacy. This boutique hotel, as the name suggests, celebrates the sixties in Barcelona. Modern with a stylish vintage twist, the place is like a museum, with pop art, murals, and photos capturing iconic symbols from paella and bullfighting to flamenco dancing and the advent of the bikini. Guest rooms are sleek and compact, with hardwood floors and retro-inspired tile showers; some have balconies or terraces. There’s a billiards room and a bike rental stand, as well as a good-looking cocktail bar and restaurant — and thanks to the hotel’s central location, just blocks from La Rambla and the waterfront, countless other options are just outside the door.

Cotton House Hotel

4-Star Hotel

W Barcelona (where we stayed)

5-Star Hotel

Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. W Barcelona is a luxury hotel offering a combination of luxury and comfort in each of its 473 fabulous guestrooms and suites. This 5-star hotel is located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk. Each guest room and suite provide panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona. The W has four restaurants, a bar and lounge and poolside drinks and snacks.

Things to do in Barcelona:

  • Shop La Rambla

  • Enjoy some Cava and Paella at one of the many restaurants

  • Visit the Sagrada Família

  • Go on an Architecture Tour

  • Wander the Gothic Quarter

  • Enjoy a Flamenco show

  • Explore the food markets

  • Enjoy a beach day

  • Venture up Montjuïc

  • Visit the Museo Picasso

  • Have a cocktail at a rooftop bar

  • Take part in the nightlife

Day Trip Idea: Montserrat

5) Rome, Italy

The Eternal City, Rome is known for many things including its beautiful architecture and monuments, great works of art, and world-renowned food. The historical ruins, opulent monuments, graceful fountains, and ornate statues are all testaments to its wealth and beauty. Rome also offers a lively nightlife and a dynamic storied experience for its visitors.

Best Time to Visit: Spring

Where to Stay:

Mama Shelter

Set in the Prati district, just to the north and west of the Vatican, The hotel is ultra-modern in dramatic contrast to Vatican City’s grandeur. At 217 rooms, it’s not small, and its public spaces are lively, decorated in a style that’s roughly one-part classic modernism to two parts playful postmodernism. Two restaurants: Mama Pizzeria’s concept needs no elaboration, while the Giardino d’Inverno, or winter garden, serves Roman comfort food like ravioli cacio e pepe; the rooftop, meanwhile, features a solarium, sunbeds, and an island bar, and serves drinks with a view over the Basilica di San Pietro and the surrounding city.

Chapter Roma

4-Star Hotel

In the heart of Rome, designer Tristan Du Plessis was respectful of the hotel’s 19th-century digs, add one part dark and moody industrial modernism, one part gem-toned Art Deco-inspired swank, and one-part irreverent street-inspired art and you’ve got yourself a hotel experience that’s literally unforgettable. The rooms are a similar mix of post-industrial patina and high-gloss elegance with designer furnishings. There’s an art-adorned Lobby Bar and a summertime rooftop pop-up; the hotel’s primary restaurant, Campocori, is inspired by New York Italian restaurants from the 1930s, and serves an upscale interpretation of classic Roman cuisine in a thoroughly stylish dining-club setting.

Hotel de Russie

5-Star Hotel

The Hotel de Russie is a part of Rocco Forte Hotels one of the most famous 5-star hotels in Rome. With 122 rooms and suites in elegant contemporary Italian style, Hotel de Russie is known for its unique location between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. It boasts a private internal garden and terraces and an- Outdoor Restaurant and Bar. The hotel provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the Eternal City. The bedrooms lean out on the garden or on Rome roof tops and are designed with delicate and restful pastel tones. Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant is renowned for its superb cuisine and a 2 Michelin Star Chef and overlooks the -Secret Garden- with its palm and orange trees. The Stravinskij Bar is famous for its cocktails and is the perfect place for an aperitif in Rome. The de Russie Wellness Zone offers a marine hydropool/Turkish steam bath/sauna/gym and beauty treatments.

Things to do in Rome:

  • Visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

  • Tour the Colosseum and the Pantheon

  • Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain

  • Visit the Roman Forum

  • Enjoy an Aperol Spritz on the Piazza Novana

  • Hop on a bus tour

  • Tour Galleria Borghese

  • Enjoy the bustling market at Campo de Fiori

Day Trip Idea: Tivoli

6) Dublin, Ireland

If you love music, then you have to visit Dublin. The nightlife thrives to its musical beat with an eclectic yet local energy all its own. Between the excellent pubs, the Guiness Museum and lovely architecture, and great museums there is lots to see and do in this vibrant Irish city.

Best Time to Visit: Summer

Where to Stay:

The Alex Hotel Dublin

With Georgian opulence and ultra-contemporary design-hotel chic, the Alex updates a Twenties hotel with a brand-new look that marries 20th-century modernism with classic colors and contemporary Irish art. Rooms and suites walk the line where boutique meets luxury, and all the details are quite up to date. The Alex’s location, between Merrion Square and Trinity College, is central without being busy, offering access to the city center plus a small measure of quiet; the hotel’s Carriage restaurant, its Secret Garden terrace bar, and its Steam Café are all popular local haunts.

Anantara Dublin

4-Star Hotel

Located on the vibrant Grand Canal Square overlooking the waterfront and next to Dublin's newest Theatre, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The hotel boasts a Rooftop Bar with views of Dublin City Centre and as far as the Dublin Mountains. It also features a 23 meter infinity pool, steam room, sauna, fitness suite, treatment rooms and relaxation area. The architecture draws on the elemental nature of the Irish landscape and combines it with a sleek urban aesthetic.

The Westbury

5-Star Hotel

Conveniently located just off Grafton Street, Dublin's most fashionable shopping district. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere with elegance, charm and a reputation for excellent cuisine and service. Wilde the Restaurant is a modern grill restaurant serving the best of Irish sourced produce. Novo is a chic international bar and brasserie.

Things to do in Dublin:

  • Take in the epic nightlife and live music in Temple Bar

  • Visit the Guiness Museum

  • Tour St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • Take a City Tour

  • Shop on Grafton Street

  • Visit Dublin's iconic squares

Day Trip Idea: Cliff's of Moher and Galway

7) Montreal, Canada

Montreal boasts a fantastic festival scene, appreciation of the arts and a delightful mix between modern and old French culture. There is plenty to see and do in this effervescent Canadian city.

Best Time to Visit: Summer

Where to Stay:

Hotel Nelligan

4-Star Hotel

The Hotel Nelligan is named for Émile Nelligan, one of Quebec’s most celebrated poets, and his face and quotations adorn the interiors of the hotel. It’s a detail that stops well short of outright gimmickry, but it contributes to the sense of history that is thick in the halls of this 1850 building. This boutique hotel is heavy on function, with creature comforts ahead of aesthetic shock, and rich brick, leather and wood decor. Gas fireplaces, spacious bathrooms, and the obligatory high-speed internet round out the package of conveniences, and as a bonus, many rooms have private terraces overlooking the St. Lawrence. The Old Montréal location is convenient, and picturesque; it’s a historic district, full of landmarks and preserved buildings, yet also home to the city’s financial district and any number of shops, cafés, and restaurants. Verses, the hotel’s French restaurant, is highly rated, and usually buzzing with activity—and the rooftop terrace (in summer) and the atrium bar (in colder months) are perfect for a little relaxation with a drink, a book of verse, or quite possibly both.

Hotel Place d'Armes

4-Star Hotel

Hotel Place d’Armes, a modern boutique hotel within the renovated nineteenth-century Great Scottish Life Insurance building, and an ideal vantage point from which to witness the resurgence of this once-neglected neighborhood. The experience is state-of-the-art, owing mostly to the sleek contemporary styling and an intimate boutique atmosphere, but the (plentiful) historical touches are key to this hotel’s personality. Original brick walls, period colors and woodwork, and views of the charmingly historical neighborhood stand side-by-side with modern must-haves like Jacuzzis, Frette sheets and the occasional in-room fireplace.

The hotel features a restaurant, a salon-style bar, a rooftop terrace, and a 3,000-square-foot spa — more than most boutiques can boast, to be sure.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

5-Star Hotel

Chic and sleekly modern,Four Seasons Hotel Montreal forms the vibrant new epicenter of the Golden Square Mile. Dine at stellar restaurants and shop at the luxurious Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. In this world capital of style and culture, Four Seasons savoir faire helps shine a fresh light on the city.

Things to do in Montreal:

  • Stroll through Old Montreal

  • Visit the Montreal Botanical Garden

  • Take in the view from Parc du Mont Royal

  • Grab a bite at the Jean-Talon Market

  • Tour St. Joseph's Oratory

  • Savor the poutine at many of the city's restaurants

  • Tour the Notre Dame Basilica

  • Enjoy one of the city's numerous festivals

  • Browse a museum or two

Day Trip Idea: Quebec

8) Paris, France

The second most visited city in Europe (after London) is an exquisite place to visit. Known as the City of Lights, Paris exudes romance, European elegance and quintessential beauty. So much to see and do, one could stay for a year and still not cover it all. Soak in the fashion, the museums, the culture, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame, not to mention the French cuisine!

Best Time to Visit: Spring

Hotel Paradis

In today’s Paris a smart, stylish, decently placed and humanely priced hotel is, in itself, a paradise of a certain kind — and Hôtel Paradis is all of those things. Paradis achieves a high level of visual interest without tipping over into either clichéd gestures or aggressive bombast. Here the atmosphere feels novel but not alienating, and often that’s quite enough. Add a staff that’s eager to please — and you’ve got a winning recipe. It’s in the up-and-coming 10th, which is central enough, and by no means disadvantaged, although it’s not exactly the typical tourist haunt — you’re somewhat to the north and east on the map of our hotels in Paris. The 10th is, however, where both the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est are located, making it an extremely convenient option for traveling by train, and you’re close to the busy Place de la République as well.

Adele & Jules

Adèle & Jules, a 60-room beauty in the Right Bank’s up-and-coming Grands Boulevards district, is the youngest sister in a family that already includes Hôtel Thérèse and Hôtel Recamier. The rooms are cozy, this being Paris and all, but some come with balconies, and the junior suites feel like small Parisian apartments, something we’ve all been guilty of daydreaming about from time to time. The neighborhood is emerging even as we speak, becoming a bit of a culinary hot spot, and not only is it convenient to Opera Garnier and the big department stores, its noteworthy for its own particular, charmingly small-scale character.

Hotel Plaza Athenee

5-Star Hotel

Located on Avenue Montaigne - between the Champs Elysees and the Seine River - Hotel Plaza Athenee is situated on the most fashionable avenue of Paris. The Hotel is located in the golden triangle in the 8th arrondissement. The Hotel is a short walk away from Haute Couture/Fashion Boutiques, upscale restaurants and several of Paris major sightseeing attractions. Awarded five-star palace hotel status, the Hotel features the only Dior Institut Spa in Europe - restaurants under the direction of Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse including the Michelin three-star rated Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee. Hotel Plaza Athenee offers 154 guestrooms and 54 suites - all of which are beautifully designed with French decor in mind - exhibiting exquisite Louis XVI or Art Deco-inspired decor and captivating views.

Things to do in Paris:

  • Tour the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre

  • Visit Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur

  • Shop the Champs-Elysees

  • Visit the Latin Quarter

  • Stroll the Luxembourg Gardens

  • Enjoy the amazing pastries and delicacies throughout the city

  • Watch an opera at Palais Garnier

  • Walk around Le Marais

  • Visit Versailles Palace

  • See a show at the Moulin Rouge

Day Trip Idea: Giverney

8) Prague, Czech Republic

Known as "The City of a Hundred Spires", Prague has a dreamy fairytale quality that transports visitors to another world. Set on the Vlatava River, Prague astounds visitors with its Gothic grace and Renaissance architecture, its many world-class museums and baroque style churches and bridges.

Best Time to Visit: Spring

Where to Stay:

Hotel Josef

Hotel Josef Prague - The Best of Design Hotels in Prague Old Town Hotel Josef Hotel Josef is a member of Design Hotels. Located near the Old Town Square, the two houses that form Hotel Josef (one called Orange -the other Pink house) are chilled-out counterpoint to Pragues active urban lifestyle. Pink house encompasses two floors are equipped with floor to ceiling glass walls and private terraces. A highlight of Josef is the elegant breakfast restaurant that offers a cheerful and calming view of the garden. Hotel Josef brings together the art, design and all the comfort of present times.

Boho Prague Hotel

4-Star Hotel

Contemporary chic just moments from Prague's enchanting Old Town. Enjoy a luxury city break in Prague with BoHo Hotel- a boutique retreat in a beautifully converted old Post Office. Elegant interiors pair neutral colour schemes with bold fixtures and furnishings for a sophisticated- contemporary look. This eye-catching style continues into the guest rooms- where you will find everything you need for a relaxing stay. BoHo Hotel also features a tranquil spa- complete with sauna- and a stylish bar and restaurant- serving international cuisine. A few minutes-walk from the historic city center- this exclusive hotel is ideally placed for exploring famous sites including the Charles Bridge, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square and Prague Castle.

Four Seasons Prague

5-Star Hotel

The Four Seasons hotel Prague is in Old Town on the banks of the celebrated Vltava River. The hotel unites three historic buildings with a modern heart creating an architecturally unique structure. Guest rooms are each unique and reflect various historical periods in their classic European décor. Urban chic Cottocrudo restaurant overlooks the river and Prague castle. Other amenities include a health club with spa services and sauna. The hotel is within walking distance of countless churches, concert halls, museums, stately riverside promenades, cafes, line squares and breathtaking architecture.

Things to do in Prague:

  • Explore the Old Town Square

  • See the infant Jesus of Prague

  • Watch the Astronomical Clock strike the hour

  • Walk the Charles Bridge

  • Visit Prague Castle

  • Explore the Jewish Ghetto

  • Tour the KGB museum

  • Tour St. Vitus Cathedral

  • Try a Pork Knuckle

  • Go see a Puppet Show

  • Enjoy the Prague Nightlife

Day Trip Idea: Church of Bones (in Sedlec)

9) Venice, Italy

This spectacular floating city is a labyrinth of tunnels and pathways, but it is wonderful to wander and get lost in its beauty. It's architecturally stupendous and features the tremendous canals, 400 bridges, frescoed palaces, bell towers and domes. There is so much to take in when you visit this exhilarating city.

Best Time to Visit: Spring or Fall

Where to Stay:

Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant'Elena

3-Star Hotel

The Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant’Elena is named for the island that lies just across the bridge from the hotel, at the far end of the city proper. And it makes its home in a 1930s convent, a short walk from the 11th-century Church of Sant’Elena — a perfect venue for a hotel that aims to offer an air of tranquil contemplation. With 75 rooms and suites it’s substantial, by boutique-hotel standards, but thanks to its monastic character it feels rather smaller; the accommodations themselves are elegant, with Deco and Modernist echoes, and feel thoroughly Venetian while still practicing some admirable subtlety and restraint. Savor, the restaurant and bar, is a welcome feature, given the hotel’s position in the corner of the city, but, given the wealth of options outside, far from required.

Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

4-Star Hotel

Overlooking St. Mark Basin - in the heart of Venice Lagoon - Hotel Savoia Jolanda boasts a centuries-old tradition of hospitality. It combines the charm of a Venetian palace with luxury and the most advanced services like free wi-fi and satellite tvs. It is located just a short distance from Venice's most important sites such as St Mark Square/the Doge Palace/the Bridge of Sighs and the Venice Biennale. Principessa Restaurant - where a buffet breakfast is served each morning - offers an inviting range of delicious Venetian specialties served in the elegant indoor dining room or on the lively terrace with its view of the lagoon. The Hotel provides its own guests with a luxurious wooden limousine boat for lagoon tours or transfers from-to Marco Polo Airport and Piazzale Roma - available upon reservation.

Aman Venice

5-Star Hotel

More home than hotel Aman Venice offers the rare privilege of space in the centre of the Floating City. High ceilings and spacious light-filled Salons are joined by two mature outdoor private gardens - a rarity in the Italian city. Guests can enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit to the Gothic Palazzo Ducale once home to the Doge. Or visit the UNESCO World Heritage citys key annual events including the Biennale Film Festival and Venice Carnival. Hidden up a discreet staircase on the mezzanine the intimate three-suite Venice Spa is a sanctuary for rejuvenation. The Blue and Yellow Dining Rooms serve Italian cuisine amid sumptuous decor and the garden is home to a canal-side eatery.

Things to do in Venice:

  • Saint Mark’s Basilica, on the St Mark’s Square

  • The Doge’s Palace, built in 1424

  • Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge spanning the Grand Canal

  • Visit the Basilicas

  • Stroll the canal pathways

  • Indulge in Italian cuisine

  • Ride a Gondola through the canals

  • Delight in a wine tasting

  • Explore the bridges

  • Tour the Jewish Ghetto

  • Tour the Palaces

Day Trip Idea: Murano and Burano Islands

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