Get ready to be immersed in the wonder of this continent’s most romantic city: Venice. Venice, more than any other city, is the place to get out early and stay out late — to be swept away. And, until the 16th century, when explorers like Vasco da Gama and Columbus opened up the world leaving Venice stuck in a geographic hole, Venice did dominate. Along with economic might, the splendor of Venice was built upon a foundation of military power. While the Frari has great art in situ — for me, the entire city is art in situ.