You can’t skip a stone in Venice without hitting a gondola but the best way to experience the city of canals is to learn how to pilot a boat yourself. Instead of paying dearly for a short (but romantic) boat ride, book a lesson to learn voga alla veneta, the Venetian style of rowing while standing up. Better yet, paddle your boat down the waterways directly to a bar with cicchetti (happy hour snacks).
Come to the boot for the god-level pasta, stay to explore the best things to do in Italy: from an exploration of the heavenly landscape (snow-capped mountains of the Alps! Crystal clear Mediterranean waters!) to world-class museums.
Here, you can scuba dive to see ancient ruins, hire a vintage car for a Tuscan road trip (stopping off in Florence, of course) or raise a spritz above the rooftops of Rome. Whether you’re visiting a quaint country town or a bustling urban sprawl, you'll fall in love with Italy, we promise. The best part? Hotels and distances mean you're always a short ride away from a change of scenery that will delight you.
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