Venice has a dream-like quality that makes it the most magical of all Italy’s cities. And locals say the best way to experience it is to get lost. Forget the map and head down side streets to find a quaint trattoria where you can dine on cicchetti with the Venetians. Of course, St. Mark’s Square with its terracotta clock tower, Basilica and Doge’s Palace is a bucket-list must. While you’re there, treat yourself to bow-tied waiter service and a creamy cappuccino at Caffè Florian. Arty types can swing by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and foodies can get their fill at the Rialto Market, but no trip to Venice is complete without a fizzy peach Bellini at iconic Harry’s Bar.
The family-run Carlton on the Grand Canal has spectacular views of the Grand Canal; the famously romantic stretch of water lined with magnificent palaces. This elegant hotel is situated in a picturesq
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