As the only pedestrian city in the world, Venice, Italy is a canal-based archipelago with a legendary beauty. In the past, the city of Venice was the centre for trade in gold, silver and other precious metals. The floating city is built on 118 small islands and seems to float in the water. During your visit, take a gondola ride and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. If you can't squeeze a gondola ride into your tight schedule, that's fine - take a vaporetto (public transportation boat) to San Marco.