Venice, a city in northeastern Italy built on a series of islands, has been called one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities. From Piazza San Marco to a seemingly endless maze of canals, Venice's artistic, architectural and natural wonders attract an average of 50,000 tourists daily. Must-see sights include the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Basilica, an excellent example of Byzantine architecture. Venice is filled with galleries and cathedrals, such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Accademia Gallery. Shoppers will enjoy perusing the boutiques, antiques stores and jewelry shops along the Rialto area, Calle dei Fabbri and Mercerie. One can get pleasantly lost wandering the streets, bridges and canals of Venice or take a relaxing ride in a gondola. You can fly with Austrian Airlines to Venice and immerse yourself in a European center of art, culture and history.