What to Bring
Fashion in Italy is important, but it is also important to dress smart. Religious sites have staff enforcing dress codes requiring covered knees and shoulders. It is also wise to purchase a body wallet to prevent your passport, money and other valuables from being stolen by professional pickpockets. Carrying a small crossbody bag, worn to your front, zipped shut and held with one hand, can prevent theft.
Especially during the summer months, having water on hand is a good idea. Rather than purchasing plastic bottled water, bring your own reusable water bottle to retrieve fresh potable water from one of the many water fountains. Clean drinking water from the local mountains is readily available across most regions in Italy.
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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Displaying Peggy Guggenheim’s personal art collection, this museum features 20th century European and American art in Peggy’s former home along the Grand Canal. The collection includes a variety of artwork, including works by Picasso and Pollock.
Piazza San Marco
Surrounded by shops, cafes and iconic architecture, Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark’s Square, is a must-see for travelers to Venice. Besides serving as a notable gathering place within the city, structures such as the Campanile (a 324-foot bell tower) and the Old Library also reside near the Piazza. The library contains relics of Venice’s past as a publishing and cartographic center.
Academy Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia)
This former academy was turned into a museum by Napoléon himself. Its art collection includes work from the 14th-18th centuries by artists like Bellini and Veronese. With a strong emphasis on Renaissance art, art history enthusiasts will enjoy walking through its halls.
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