St Petersburg is a city of constant flux. From summer nights when the Arctic sun never sets, to beautiful white winters spent enchanted by ballet and theatre, the city offers something new for each season. Formerly known as Petrograd, Leningrad, and fondly nicknamed “Peter” by the locals, the Venice of the North, is simply a must see. The cultural impact of this metropolis cannot be overstated. It’s so packed with world-class establishments that UNESCO declared the entire city centre a World Heritage Site, featuring hundreds of prominent museums, cathedrals, sculptures, squares, and places of interest to explore.