With the world’s most artistic masterpieces per square kilometre, you’d think the city would take it easy, maybe rest on its laurels. But Venice refuses to retire from the inspiration business. In narrow calli (alleyways), you’ll glimpse artisans hammering out shoes crested like lagoon birds, cooks whipping up four-star dishes on single-burner hotplates, and musicians lugging 18th-century cellos to riveting baroque concerts played with punk-rock bravado. As you can see, all those 19th-century Romantics got it wrong. Venice is not destined for genteel decay. Billionaire benefactors and cutting-edge biennales are filling up those ancient palazzi (palaces) with restored masterpieces and eyebrow-raising contemporary art and architecture, and back-alley galleries and artisan showrooms are springing up in their shadows. Your timing couldn’t be better: the people who made walking on water look easy are already well into their next act.
This was the first trip to Italy. We traveled with a young daughter 2.6 years. Your route considering, and baby. We tried to visit all the cultural objects that are next to each other. Without wasting time on travel
Together with my boyfriend spent 2 days in Rome. This was our first stay in this city. We visited Rome alone without a guide, the city is very well marked. We visited: Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Mouth of truth, the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, the Arch of Constantine.