The Serenissima, the fair Lady, is increasingly growing to be the Disney World of the super-rich - but isn't that what she always was?
A search for the traces in the heart of this enchanted "city of water", far from the madding crowd, tracking down what makes the Serenissima what she is: the cheerful, quirky, lovable, mystical; the artistic, the epicurean, the mercantile, the inexplicable and inscrutable Venice that bewitches and heartlessly repels its visitors when they start getting on the city's nerves. 111 Places in Venice That You Shouldn't Miss shows you the quirks and secrets of Venice: In which church an elephant once was held captive?
Where would you find a luxury hotel inside a madhouse?
Who lost his palazzo at a game of cards?