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Let Venice Romance You

There are few cities in the world that are as special as Venice. Located in north-eastern Italy in the Veneto region, the city comprises of many small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Loved for its magical allure of stunning architecture, enchanting canals and enriched history, Venice welcomes over 20 million visitors per year. Make sure you don’t miss out on the beautiful charms this city has to offer.

Stay in style

Known as the romance capital of the world, it’s unsurprising that there are so many luxury hotels to choose from, whether you prefer modern, vintage or traditional, it’s easy to find your perfect match for the duration of your stay. Belmond Hotel Cipriani, The Gritti Palace, Aman Canal Grande Venice, Londra Palace, Aqua Palace Venice and Bauer Palazzo are just some of the luxury accommodation available. Just don’t fall in love with your room or suite so much that you forget to explore the city outside!

Evening exploring


As dusk begins to fall over the city, the evening is a great time to explore Venice. Many visitors who have travelled into the city for the day depart and a calmer, quieter atmosphere descends across the city. This is the perfect time to wander the streets or find somewhere fabulous to enjoy an evening refreshment. The city becomes magical as the sunsets and shimmering lights glance across the waters of the canals.

Get a taste of cicchetti

Immerse yourself in tradition Italian cuisine known as cicchetti, small snacks that are typically served in traditional Bacari (small bar) around the city. Find a bar, grab a seat (or stand if you want to blend in with the locals), order a popular spritz or glass of Prosecco from the nearby vineyards and take your pick from the different cicchetti and other local cuisines on offer. Buon appetito!

Taxi down the Grand Canal

No trip to Venice would be complete without taking a trip on the water at least once, so why not do it in style and sail down the Grand Canal on your very own private water taxi? The Grand Canal has some of the most beautiful architecture in the city and with no laneways or bridges, the only way to see the sites is by water.

There are private water taxi stands all over the city and work just like taxis do on normal roads. Jump on-board, tell them where they want to go, then sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as they take you there!

Let us fly you there


There are several airports located close to Venice. Venice Marco Polo Airport is located just 8 miles from the city, and Padua and Treviso are located a little further out – 30 and 24 miles respectively.

Charter a private jet to or from Venice with Chapman Freeborn. With over 40 years’ experience providing attentive jet charters for clients around the world, contact us today for a personalised air charter quote.