excursions & activities
Whether you are looking for a romantic gondola ride along the city’s picturesque canals, a breakfast cappuccino overlooking a sleepy piazza, or a trip back in time through the city’s churches, Venice is sure to enchant you within moments of your arrival.
Discovering the city by water is an essential Venetian rite of passage. Being poled or paddled gently down a winding canal, ostensibly forgotten by time, is a magical experience as well as the best way to get a taste of the real Venice. Aman offers a waterborne tour of Venice delightfully free of tourist trappings.
Of course one can also explore the city on foot. Attractions in San Polo near Aman include the Rialto Bridge, the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto, the Campo San Polo, the House of Goldoni, the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the Church of San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
Other world-renowned sites just a short boat ride from Aman include Saint Mark’s Basilica and Piazza San Marco.
The Carnival of Venice is a major attraction, as is the prestigious Venice Biennale. This major contemporary art exhibition takes place every two years and includes the Venice Film Festival – the world’s oldest international film festival.