A visit to Mariano Fortuny's home/studio turned museum is a must if you're in Venice. A true Renaissance man, Mariano Fortuny was a painter, an inventor and a fashion designer. His dresses graced the lithe bodies of some of the 20s and 30s' most glamorous women including Isadora Duncan. Now, of course, Fortuny fabrics are found primarily surrounding windows and encasing pillows in the homes of the discerning and wealthy (or the wealthy with discerning interior designers!).