Just because the Trevi Fountain is turned off and undergoing repair doesn’t mean you won’t go see it, but knowing it in advance might help you plan your day in Rome so it doesn’t include a late-night romantic (literally) moment to toss in that coin.

Or, you might finally arrive in Venice, a long-awaited dream. In our experience of many trips to the city, it’s rare to see all of Piazza San Marco’s buildings free of scaffolding.  Below, in 2011, what should be an iconic view of the waterfront has the side of the Doge’s Palace (center, below the Campanile) and, to the left, the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana both screened from view.

Venice view Brad Nixon 6372 (640x480)

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Bon voyage, buon viaggio, happy travels.