Have you already been to Venice and looking for something different? Try Verona.
It is only 50 minutes by train from Venice or Milan. And Verona provides easy access to the beautiful Valpolicella wine region and Lake Garda. Verona is the perfect base for a fantastic trip to Italy, seeing tons of sites and never needing to pack and unpack your suitcase. Also, hotels here are much less expensive than in Venice, so you can splurge on extra wine! I love the brand new Palazzo Victoria. It just opened 3 weeks ago and is right in the center of town – walking distance from the best shops and restaurants and a stone’s throw from the famous opera house.