Venice Travel Guide

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Why it's Worth It

There's nowhere like it in the world. A magical (car-free) city that rises out of the water like a fantasy film set. Elegant Renaissance palazzi squeezed between grocery shops and wine bars. Churches hung with Renaissance art masterpieces. A canal view down every street. Gondolas weaving their way between ferries and transport barges. Sunset on the lagoon. Venice is everyone's dream city. —Gillian Price

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Everything to Know About Venice
Everything to Know About Venice
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