See & Do

Aqualandia (Waterpark)

Just an hour’s drive from St. Mark’s Square, this is a slice of the Caribbean in the middle of Europe. Ride the heart-pumping Spacemaker, a 3- to 4-person raft that soars nearly 13 stories high, making it the highest raft ride in the world!

Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 15 - 30016 Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy

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Carnival

Carnival is an annual festival held in Venice. The masquerade party lasts 2 weeks, ending on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins for many. Bring a unique Venetian mask home as a souvenir.

Venice, Italy

Eat

Enoiteca Mascareta

Tucked in an alley off St. Mark's Square, this restaurant is known for its Venetian risotto and amusing chef Mauro Lorenzon, who entertains guests during their meal.

Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa 5183, 30122 Venice, Italy

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Ferrari Tour in Le Marche

Explore Italy’s best-kept secret -- Le Marche -- in style. Rent a classic Ferrari to explore the ancient villages and wineries on the 350-mile drive from the town of Rimini down to Bari. And rent a driver, too, so you can enjoy the wine.

Rimini, Province of Rimini Italy

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Fortino Napoleonico

This romantic restaurant on the Portonovo Bay is known for its amazing views and traditional seafood dishes from the Marche region. Be sure to try the locals’ favorite -- stuffed mussels.

Via Poggio, 166, 60129 Portonovo Province of Ancona, Italy

Getting There

Helicopter Ride to Tremiti Islands

Take a short helicopter ride from the southern Italian city of Foggia to the Tremiti Islands, off Italy’s southeast coast. The islands’ crystal-clear waters have helped make them a vacation hot spot for Italy’s elite.

Via F. Baracca, 56 48022 Lugo di Romagna, Italy

Sleep

Hotel Cipriani

A celeb favorite since it opened in 1958, Hotel Cipriani takes luxury to a whole new level. Stay in the glass-enclosed 2-bedroom Palladio Suite with a 24-hour standby butler. Plus, enjoy your own private boat with driver.

Giudecca 10 30133 Venice, Italy

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Hotel Danieli

Steps away from St. Mark’s Square, this is where royalty and rock stars stay. The 1600-square-foot Doge Dandolo Royal Suite is top-of-the-line, with 3 private balconies and a view of the Grand Canal. Starting price: a mere $13,000 a night.

Riva degli Schiavoni 4196, 30122 Venice, Italy

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Hotel Fortino Napoleonico

History buffs and beach bums alike will relish this hotel’s location. Located in a historic Napoleon military fortress built in the early 1800s, this hotel is right on the Adriatic Sea, with beautiful views.

Via Poggio, 166, 60129 Portonovo Province of Ancona, Italy

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Locanda Sandi

Known for its local Treviso flair, this culinary haven can be found in the Prosecco Road region. And if you’re too full to drive, stay the night at Locanda’s B&B.

Località Zecchei, 31049 Treviso, Italy

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Murano Glass Factory

One of Venice’s 118 small islands, Murano is world-renowned for its hand-made glass. The most famous factory is Seguso, a family-owned business that provides custom pieces to Tiffany, Cartier and even the King of Spain.

Fondamenta Serenella, 18 30141, Murano, Venice, Italy

Getting There

Private Water Limousine

While one of Italy’s most iconic symbols is the gondola, another great way to see Venice is a private water limousine. Travel along Venice’s 150 canals in style in this classic 1940 Chris-Craft sportsman boat.

Santa Croce 522 30135 Venice, Italy

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Prosecco Road

Explore Italy’s best-kept secrets in style. Rent a classic Ferrari to explore the ancient villages and wineries on the 350-mile coastal drive from Rimini down to Bari. And rent a driver too, so you can enjoy the wine.

Prosecco, Italy

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Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

Forgo the pedestrian tourist spots in St. Mark’s Square. For million-dollar views and heavenly dishes, head to this celebrity and royalty hotspot in the legendary Hotel Danieli.

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196 30122 Venice, Italy

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Trattoria al Gatto Nero

One of the oldest family-owned restaurants on the island of Burano is Trattoria al Gatto Nero. It started as a simple tavern in 1946, and in 1965, the Bovo family took it over and made it into a culinary retreat.

V. Guidecca 88, Burano, Venice, Italy

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Villa Sandi Winery

Tucked away in the hills of the Prosecco region is one of the area’s oldest wineries, Villa Sandi. This winery is located on the grounds of a 17th-century Palladian-style villa, where Napoleon allegedly slept.

Via Erizzo, 113, 31035 Crocetta del Montello Province of Treviso, Italy