The Wallace Collection holds an impressive collection of vedute, or topographical views, of Venice by Canaletto and Guardi, and by artists working in Canaletto’s circle. In this talk, Dr. Lelia Packer discusses a selection of these works in order to explore Venice as a major tourist destination during the eighteenth century. What did visitors come to see? What did they do during their visit? And, most importantly, how was the city recorded in paint for them?