This was legendary director David Lean's first colour film and his own personal favourite. Both he and Katharine Hepburn, who plays the lead role, were nominated for Oscars. American spinster Jane Hudson (Hepburn) has finally saved enough to take the trip of a lifetime, and she hopes that Venice will bring a spark of magic into her life. Overwhelmed by the beauty of her surroundings, she soon finds her holiday becoming even more special when she is swept off her feet by charming antiques dealer Renato de Rossi (Rossano Brazzi). Could this be the romance she has waited her whole life for?