Destination Inspiration: Giudecca, Venice

Jun 09, 2022 239

BY: Georgina Groom

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, the island of Giudecca is separated from mainland Venice by the Giudecca canal. Translated as "Long Thorn", the destination was once a luxurious retreat for Italy's in-the-know travellers, thanks to its bevvy of palaces and pristine gardens.

But in the early-20th century, its factories and shipyards grew in might, making for an unexpected industrial turn. Today, however, the blend of grit and glamour makes for a remarkably beautiful place. Just a short gondola ride from the hustle and bustle of Venice's palazzos, the quieter and slower pace of Giudecca offers a taste of true Venetian living.

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