The unique city of Venice is to be found across 117 small islands linked by 150 canals and 409 bridges. Not surprisingly this makes water the most prominent feature of Venice - and a trip on a classic gondola ride whilst listening to the oarsman singing opera remains the experience of choice for a romantic getaway in this beguiling city. Other popular sites and trips include visiting the popular Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) or taking a look around the oldest church in Venice - the Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto. The city is a powerhouse of European art, culture, history and commerce and the time should be taken to delve into all the amazing stories to be found in the stunning galleries, ancient buildings and world class museums. There is also an endless selection of superb restaurants and cafes to sample Venetian cuisine - and no visit is complete without an ice cream or two.