Venice: Serene, Decadent, and Still Kicking
Sorting through the monuments of magical Venice, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic. We cruise its main street — the Grand Canal — then get lost in its back lanes. We drink-in the art of Titian, Bellini, Donatello, and the Doge's Palace. We luxuriate in a venerable café on St. Mark's Square, enjoy calamari with locals in a canal-side pub, then find our own private Venice - on a gondola, under the moonlight.
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Debonair local guide Alessandro Schezzini is a connoisseur of Venetian bacari — classic old bars serving traditional cicchetti (local munchies). He offers evening tours that involve sampling a snack and a glass of wine at three different bacari (mobile 335-530-9024, firstname.lastname@example.org).