Venice is one of those places that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with. It´s Venice, there is literally no other place in the world like it, it´s breathtakingly beautiful and so unique that you can´t help but feel the love… but so completely overcrowded and expensive and badly managed that it dulls the shine of the city a bit. But Venice is Venice, and as this was my 3rd time here we were prepared for the madness, sort-of.
I don´t think that these images do much to convey the intensity of the tourism here because we did everything we could to avoid the crowds and I have to admit… when you´re not being jostled by massive tour groups, Venice really is an enchanting place. Just remember to bring your own water (because they´ve closed off all the public fountains and buying bottled water is rediculously expensive) and give yourself plenty time to get hopelessly lost in the maze of lanes and canals.