Composed of more than 100 tiny islets, spliced by canals and connected by ancient bridges, Venice rightly claims to be the world’s most romantic city.
Nestled into the northwestern corner of the Adriatic Sea, Venice has many a secret corner. Less than 60,000 year-round residents call this watery wonderland home. However this petite gem remains unmissable among Italy’s roster of show-stopping towns. Spend a weekend wandering the atmospheric calli (alleyways), hunting down a locals-only osteria or exploring its canals from aboard a gondola. It’s Italy at its most serene.