The Grand Canal is an iconic centerpiece of Venice scenery, but there are less famous yet equally dramatic settings in the city. The grandeur of Italian architecture and graceful living along Venice's waterways is a mainstay of scenic wall art. There is an enchanting ambiance in Italian scenery dominated by water scenes, grand structures and village living. The Italian sun highlights calm waters, color-splashed buildings and subtle signs of laid-back living portrayed in paintings and photos of Venice and Italy in general. Against the backdrop of sunrise, sunset and broad daylight, poetry and harmony characterize Venice's cityscapes and waterways in real life and in art.