Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.
Cheerfully painted houses in a riot of colors—blue, yellow, pink, ocher, and dark red—line the canals of this quiet village…Learn More >
Settled primarily in the 15th century, at a time when Renaissance ideas of town planning had some effect, Cannaregio differs…Learn More >
Castello, Venice's largest sestiere, includes all of the land from east of Piazza San Marco to the city's easternmost tip.…Learn More >