SHD TRAVEL MARCH 3 Rowing in Venice. CREDIT GETTY IMAGES

Standing up for fun

Kate Farrelly tries her hand at the ancient - and deceptively tricky - art of Venetian rowing.

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Canal city...Venice is more accessible and affordable when the city crowds depart.

High life in the low season

Anne Hanley reveals the best places to stay and eat in Venice when summer - and the tourist crush - comes to an end.

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Venice.

Gondolas at starboard

Helen Anderson sets out from the splendid Hotel Cipriani by kayak for an afternoon of exploring Venice's waterways.

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