Built on more than 100 pint-sized islands, Venice is a fairy tale city. Enchanting canals wind their way through the city and create an utterly magical atmosphere. The impressive Grand Canal slices through the heart of Venice, lined with magnificent Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Spend your days visiting historic attractions, people watching in plazas, and getting lost in a labyrinth of alleys, squares and bridges. Wash it all down with pizza, pasta and wine at a canalside restaurant.Things to DoVenice is dotted with historic sights and stunning architecture. You can start in Piazza San Marco, the city’s main square. Afterward, gaze up at Saint Marks Basilica and stroll under the arches of Doges Palace. For sweeping views of the city, climb the San Marco Campanile bell tower.