Venetian crowds and cliches don't do much for that loving feeling but the city after sunset seduces Jean-Paul Pelosi.
From Venice and Rio to Bolivia's Oruro, some cities really know how to kick up their heels. Natalie Paris chooses the best
From black-tie opera under frescoes to quartets on the cobblestones, Rob McFarland explores a living Venetian legacy.
John Brunton finds peace, quiet and more than a dash of Italian style while 'roughing it' in a tented lodge.
Venice has a reputation for poor food at high prices. Not if you know where to look, writes Fiona Duncan.
Half a century after first writing about the splendour of Venice, Jan Morris remains smitten by the city.
Forget water taxis and gondolas, for a fresh perspective on Venice, jump in a kayak, writes Teresa Machan.
Keith Austin warms to Venice in its winter downtime.
There is no other city quite like Venice. In summer, its alleyways sink under the weight of tourists. In winter, it sinks under the weight of water; either way, this canal city is a spectacle. No trip is complete without getting lost for hours in its meandering laneways, being serenaded by a gondolier, gawping at St Mark's Square, or slurping risotto di seppie by the Grand Canal.