From €880 per person
Let’s face it, Venice is an archipelago of islands. Of course, you can stroll along the Grand Canal and jewels such as the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute or the Punta della Dogana, which now houses the superb collection of contemporary art of the Pinault Foundation. But why not set sail for the surrounding islands? All of them have their own identity and originality.
Famous for its art of glassmaking, Murano stands out for its wonderful, colorful houses. Burano and Torcello are little-known excursions, while the Lido unfolds its beautiful sandy beach with extraordinary elegance.
At the Teatro della Fenice you will also embark on a magnificent musical journey as the Venetian institution presents Richard Strauss’ marvellous Ariadne auf Naxos in a new production. This opera, masterfully conducted by the German composer with music and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal with the libretto, mixes theatre and music, myth and reality in a virtuoso way for a fascinating reflection on artistic creation. In short, the music of a desert island, offered here in a remarkable staging by the British Paul Curran.