There's more to Venice than the Grand Canal and gondolas.
Venice has been hit by some of the worst flooding for 50 years, inundating the vestibule of St Mark's basilica for only the fifth time in its 1200-year history.
How to see one of Europe's most famously overtouristed cities without adding to its overtourism woes.
Venice is so much more than the sum of a few of its more popular parts.
You can arrive or depart by water taxi - a novel way to begin a stay here.
Feeling peckish? Take the time to pull up a pew somewhere rather than eating on the run in Venice if you want to fit in.
Venice was an empire, not a city and its legacy is spread far and wide.
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.