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.