Venice is the setting of some of the world’s greatest works of art and literature, including Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Casanova’s History of my Life. This city is like a living museum, inviting you to dream, to admire and to gaze in wonder at all you see. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offers an exciting array of excursions and activities to suit everyone’s taste. Visit St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, then take a trip through glass creations, lace traditions and mosaic treasures on the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello. Enjoy a serenade on a gondola, then take a leisurely stroll through an intricate labyrinth of hidden passageways, clusters of tightly packed buildings, ornate squares and bridges.