How can one city be so beautiful? Not in the sense of natural beauty like Rio, Sydney, or Cape Town, but in a dreamy, other-worldly sort of way.
No wonder Venice is number one on the Italian bucket list (check that out here) and, if you have never been, it should be on your list too. This car free city is unlike any other city you've ever visited.
If you have visited, you are almost certainly planning to return.
In this city of ethereal enchantment, no time spent here is ever enough. You do need to know when to visit though; our guide discusses everything you need to know to help you plan your your vacation in Venice.
It isn't only Venice, though; there is so much more to this entire region.
The region is the Veneto and it is arguably Italy's most beautiful, with mountains, lakes, ancient villages, and cities of romance.
When it comes to cities of romance Verona immediately comes to mind, being right up there with Venice as one of the most romantic on earth. Then there is also the quaint little island of Burano, famous for its lace and colorful cottages.
Discover the secrets of this whole magical region and plan the trip of a lifetime here.
Don't do that, though, until you have seen the photos on this page.
These wondrous photos will make you realize how much you need to get here. They'll most certainly brighten up your day too, wherever you might be at this moment!
The photos were all taken by Alexander Strahilov, a photographer of rare talent. When you have finished your journey through this other world, please let Alexander know that you have enjoyed the trip by sharing a comment at the bottom of the page or simply by liking this page.
The first photos are those of Venice and Burano (the Burano ones are the ones with the multi-hued houses).
If you do plan on visiting, I would love it if you'd stay around awhile. I have a lot to share, and a good place to start finding your Venice is our photo block - click here to see them.