Venice has approximately 100 museums, monuments, and galleries to enjoy if you are a historian. Among the canals of the Venetian Lagoon connected by over 400 bridges, you can explore the 100+ islands alone or with a guide who will give you all the history you want to know about the city.
First inhabited by Venetians in the 10th century BC, this popular destination was the capital of the Republic of Venice until 1797. The city began as a seaport for trading and fishing but expanded into a vibrant metropolis of businesses, with many old historic buildings in between.
Between visiting museums and wandering the city, you can talk to locals about the history or head over to the library where you can find out more. Shop at the street markets where you may be able to find some old treasures. But first, drop off your bags at a luggage storage locker in Venice to make your way around the city hands-free.