The city of Venice sits across 118 islands in the Venetian Lagoon of North East Italy. This historic city is divided by a system of canals, connected by bridges and split into six areas – known as ‘sestiere'. The densely built sestiere of San Marco is home to a collection of some of Venice's most celebrated landmarks. Take in the Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Square and Cathedral, Harry's Bar, Teatro La Fenice and the classic Venetian style of Palazzo Grassi. If you need some calm away from the city, rent a car from Marco Polo Airport and explore the beaches of Veneto. The vast Bibione Beach is five miles long and an hour's drive north, while the southern Rosolina Beach also offers a vast sandy expanse that promises serenity.