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A Feast for the Eyes in Venice

Select sights in the world’s most beautiful city.

by Cat Bauer 30 May 2018

According to tradition, Venice was born at noon on March 25, 421 A.D. when inhabitants from surrounding Roman cities fled barbaric invaders and found refuge in the watery cocoon of the lagoon. From nothing, Venetians built the most beautiful city in the world and their own distinct culture. Discover Venice this season with LUXOS.

Baglietto Yacht Experience
Experience why Venetians cherish their lagoon aboard the Sibell, a 22-metre vintage luxury yacht from Cantieri Baglietto. Blitz Exclusive has created an elite day trip that visits the secret wonders and natural beauty of the waters, topped with lunch catered by Alajmo chefs while anchored in the hallowed wilderness. Itineraries can be customised.

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Heliair.it Helicopter Service
Get a spectacular bird’s-eye view of Venice and her lagoon with a Heliair helicopter tour that lifts off from the Nicelli Airport on the Lido, rated the third most beautiful airport in the world by the BBC, with its grass runway, the lagoon on one side and the ancient church of San Nicolò on the other. Custom tours including lunch available.


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Casa dei Tre Oci
David LaChapelle. Helmut Newton. Lewis Hine. Franco Fontana. Some of the most riveting photographers on the planet have had their work mounted on the walls of Tre Oci. Former home and studio of Mario De Maria, the 1913 neo-Gothic “House of Three Eyes” hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings and seminars, and is an international hub for photography.

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Freespace -16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia
The monumental Venice Biennale is where architecture talks about itself and interacts with society. This year’s curators are Irelanders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, whose theme is Freespace, “a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda, focusing on the quality of the space itself.”

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For more on what to do in Venice, visit our Destinations page.