The first time I visited Venice, I was struck by the veritable lack of nightlife the city has to offer. Despite its throngs of visitors, it still manages to be a sleepy town. And that’s probably a good thing: Getting lost—as you are guaranteed to do—in the dark after too many drinks isn’t always fun. Visiting Venice as a tourist, I later learned, is all about wandering through the maze-like streets, eating, mingling with locals, and, if you’re lucky, scoring access to a boat. The best way to experience the city is to have a really standout hotel as your home base—one that has a great bar and a gorgeous restaurant and will entertain you when you just don’t feel like walking anymore.
Heading to the Italian metropolis anytime soon? Consider one of these beautiful hotels, even just for a visit.
Rimowa Topas Titanium Cabin Multiwheel Suitcase ($1300 and up)
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