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)

Piazza San Marco is packed with … Read the rest