Hotel Londra Palace, Venice, Italy

Hotel Londra Palace: An Elegant Venice Retreat Overlooking the Grand Canal

For me, the most important asset in a hotel is a sense of place, and in Venice that translates to being on the water. The city’s tangle of lacy palazzos, domed basilicas and shadowed stone alleyways cast their own beguiling spell, but the true magic lies in the waves slapping at the feet of the bridges, the gondoliers pushing through…

Venice neighborhoods, San Polo

Essential Guide to Central Venice Neighborhoods with Kids

With its cobbled sidewalks, pedestrian streets, glittering canals and hundreds of bridges, Venice seems tailor-made to enchant kids. For many families, though, the unfamiliar terrain can be both dreamy and daunting. This magical floating city is made up of more than 117 islands, and it’s hard to know where to start. Venice is divided into six neighborhoods, collectively called sestieri (or…