For centuries Venice has enchanted visitors with its charming canals, picturesque bridges and unrivaled history. This May the art world will throng to the Venice Biennale to discover the latest in Contemporary art. The city itself, however, remains as magical and timeless as it was in past eras, when tourists from England and across Europe first began to flock to the Floating City. The birth of tourism in Venice gave rise to a generation of artists including Guardi, Canaletto and Marieschi, who memorialized the city’s majesty in their luminous vedute paintings. The following selection of upcoming Old Master and 19th Century works will take you on a journey through the enchanting city’s most iconic landmarks, as awe-inspiring now as they were centuries ago.