Venice has lived up to it’s reputation of being a magical city, like non other in the world. With the Venice Biennial exhibiting modern artists from all over the world set in magnificent Renaissance piazza’s, the contrast of the art of many ages was profound and exciting. Water, water everywhere. An entire culture based on boat transportation and walking makes touring this crowded city a fun activity. Favorite locations included the Friari with magnificent Titian altar of the Assumption of Mary and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Every strada offered multiple churches of beauty and every corner was surrounded by cafe after cafe for sipping cappuccino and wine. The jaunts on the vapporetto all day long made each small excursion to anew neighborhood an adventure!