Venice, the floating city
With canals in the place of streets, and boats instead of cars, Venice, the city of a thousand bridges, spectacular facades and breathtaking views, offers a dreamlike vision. This romantic city par excellence has a wealth of historic and artistic treasures that would be difficult to find in any country other than Italy. To enjoy them to the fullest, climb to the top of St. Mark’s bell tower, or the lesser known spiral staircase of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, and let your gaze wander over the lagoon.
Sunset on Grand Canal, from the rooftop terrace of the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi department store. Below, the Isola di San Giorgio lying east of the Giudecca.