Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is unique having been built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Rather than roads a network of canals, pedestrian-only streets and alleyways crisscross the historic main island, the most famous thoroughfare being the Grand Canal which reflects the glories of Venetian architecture that line the banks on each side. Whether you explore on foot, on a gondola or on one of the other types of water borne craft, or a choose a combination of these options, a trip to the city will be a memorable experience. I visited in November and was very fortunate weather-wise with clear skies and mild temperatures considering the time of year. Also, unlike the summer months, crowds weren`t a problem.