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    San Giorgio Maggiore is home to the Cini Foundation Arts Center and Teatro Verde, an open-air theater.

    Sip on a cocktail in the historic Café Quadri

    Campo Giovanni e Paolo is home to the Santi Giovanni e Paolo Church (left) and the Ospedale Civile or Public Hospital.

    This city of romance isn't just for lovers! Its art, architecture and famous canals make it one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

    Campo San Giacomo dell 'Orio in Venice

    A romantic city for two!

    St. Mark's Square

    Inside the Bridge of Sighs!

    The clock in St. Mark's Square displays the time, the dominant Zodiac sign and the current phase of the moon.

    Venice, Italy

    Venice, Italy by night!

    Would love to visit St. Mark’s Square- Located in the heart of Venice!

    Must take a romantic Gondola Ride!

    While in Italy I'd love to take a half-day trip to the Murano and Burano islands to learn how handcrafted glass is made!

    Must ski at Cortina d’Ampezzo while in Italy!

    This luxe hotel was once home to Andrea Gritti, the Duke of Venice from 1523 to 1538. International royalty, rock stars and literary giants have stayed at the Hotel Gritti Palace -- the most luxurious and classiest hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice. Would love to stay here someday!

    Must check out the Dolomites Mountains while in Italy!

    Doge’s Palace- Venice, Itally

    Burano Island is a 40-minute motorboat ride away from Venice. The quiet village is known for its brightly colored homes and authentic, handmade lace- a must see!

    A simple dessert, baicoli are dry biscuits often served with coffee and zabaglione and are named such because they resemble the sea bass, a local fish. We would love to try these!

    Bigoli alla busara is a regional specialty featuring a thick, whole wheat spaghetti and a sauce layered with the flavors of melted anchovies and onions.

    The deep black color of this dish -- polenta and cuttlefish -- is derived from the ink of the cuttlefish. Adding to the must try list!

    Tramezzini is a different kind of Italian sandwich where ingredients like tuna, eggs, capers and ham are piled onto thinly sliced white bread and cut into bite-sized pieces. Wouldn't mind trying this!

    Venice’s version of Minestrone soup, Pasta e fasioi, contains short pasta, fava beans, onion, oil, salt and pepper and has been considered a poor man’s dish for centuries. Looks easy enough to make at home!

    Bitter red chickory known as Radicchio Trevisiano is often served in salads, alla griglia (grilled and served with olive oil) and can even be found in some risotto dishes. Looks great!