Italy--Venice (18 galleries)

Venice is a city unlike anywhere in the world. Built atop a lagoon, Venice's canals, time-worn patinas, and romantic gondolas transport you back in time. Centuries ago, ships from around the world traded spices and exotic wares here. Today, an evening in St. Mark's Square is magical. Sit in one of its cafés, sip a Bellini and enjoy the dueling orchestras just as visitors have done for hundreds of years.