Venice—La Serenissima—is extra-ordinary and unique, one of the world’s great sites. Impossibly romantic, it has fascinated art-ists, writers and travellers for centuries. In our traffic-clogged and fast-moving age, its ‘other world-ness’ is still an endless source of wonder for visitors. It is home to an enormous treasure-trove of art, but even if you never step into a museum or church, days there can be filled by simply walking the atmospheric calle and campi. It is easy to get lost in Venice (even with a map), but just as easy to find yourself again; you are never far from a yellow sign indicating the route to either San Marco, Rialto, the Ferrovia or Piazzale Roma. So be bold; explore and let La Serenissima work its magic.