You know Venice when you see it- it requires no introduction. It is a unique, historic and conjures up thoughts of love and beauty. Venice has a history of war, trading goods, sailing ships exploring around the world, romance, intrigue, and much more. In this image you see gondolas taking tourists to the Rialto Bridge for the splendid shopping and restaurants and people seeing. This is Venice. It is more than a city. It is an icon of days long passed and futures uncertain and art unchallenged in the world. Venice is passion. Venice is one place every person on Earth should see at least once. But be warned, it will drag you back again and again.