One of the world's most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually made up of over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a romantic gondola ride. The epicentre of the city is St. Mark's Square, where you'll find the 900-year-old Basilica of St. Mark. From the famous sights – Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica – to the incredible art galleries and quiet backwaters, there’s always some new quarter to discover and fall in love with.