BARCELONA

Welcome to the head and heart of Catalonia; here’s where we suggest you start.

Hotel: Hotel Brummell

A short distance from Montjuïc, in Poble Sec, sits this charming 20-room boutique hotel. Hotel Brummell is off the beaten track by design, and nestled within walking distance of mountains, city and sea. Sounds like a lot? Try hitting the pool, the sauna, or one of the free yoga classes for some down time.

Gallery: Joan Miro Foundation

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VENICE

Understanding a city dissected by canals and knitted together by bridges.

Hotel: Gritti Palace

Built in the 15th century and overlooking the Canal Grande (the Grand Canal) and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, a stay at the gorgeous Gritti Palace is like travelling back in time. No expense has been spared and no artsy authentic detail overlooked. If you’re hustle-and-bustled-out, have some downtime at the spa.

Museum: The Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

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