Venice's Dorsoduro

No other city on earth is quite like it. Since the early Middle Ages, Venice, 118 islets joined by bridges and canals under a soaring sky, has made an unparalleled contribution to the history of Italy.

 

Considered the first international center of finance, the cosmopolitan city-state used its wealth to fund the flourishing Renaissance, resulting in painting, sculpture and architecture that changed the world. In the centuries hence, with its unsurpassable beauty and richness, Venice has remained a magnet for art and culture, a spectacular destination that should be experienced by everyone at least once.