Here today, gondola tomorrow… Escaping the Draylon hordes and branded billboards of this crumbling lagoon jewel can be daunting, but venture beyond the centre into her winding waterways and labyrinthine alleys, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded. La Serenissima’s richly brocaded sleeve hides historic wonders and artisanal swag galore.

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Ristorante Riviera – Canalside cuisine
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Venice's first luxury department store is putting the chic back into shopping in La Serenissima.
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