Romantic, engaging, picturesque.
And even a touch melancholy, just enough to lend it charm and magic.
Adjectives to define Venice are never enough, and no words, not even the most precisely descriptive can really do it justice.
The City of the Doges has been celebrated by artists in song, painting, poetry and prose since time immemorial, shrouded in a magical aura, which is palpable in every corner, every salizada, ponte and calle (paved street, bridge and alley).
The art of this city bears the names of many a famous artist, including Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo.
And its art lives not only cloistered in museums, but adorns the churches, the palaces, the loggias and the bedecks the views from the lagoon’s countless bridges.