Vacationing in Venice
Venice is crossed by hundreds of canals and overlooked by hundreds of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. The cultural heritage of Venice includes such Renaissance luminaries as Lorenzo Lotto, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto. To be sure, Venezia has become synonymous with the sensuous face of urban Italy.
It exudes romance-most notably within the Grand Canal that splits the city in two. Over 400 gondoliers work in Venice, and are required to speak three languages, spreading the city's storied history to tourists.
Waft through the waters at sunset before stopping for some cichetti and an appertivo along one of the waterways. Or, If your drink of choice is a dry martini, be sure to stop at the famed Harry's Bar (a favorite of Ernest Hemmingway's) for their signature cocktail. Home to Baroque and Renaissance art, the city has also amassed a number of contemporary art stops, like the Palazzo Grassi and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.