Skip the summertime crowds and head to Venice this winter. In the colder months, the Floating City sees its mass of crowds melt away to a quiet calm. But don’t worry, gondoliers still stay busy -- just without the waterborne congestion. Everyday life is a work of art in Venice. Experience the masterpiece firsthand through the city’s fascinating geography and flow of life -- from postal services to funeral processions -- that glide upon the water.