One can easily fall in love with romantic gondola rides, twisting canals, labyrinth of alleys and exotic aroma of food, wine and gelatos. Italian’s sense of beauty, arts and crafts is out of the world and Venice is home to world’s most beautiful glass masterpieces manufactured in a village called Murano.
One can enjoy guided walking tours around the city unravelling the history behind ancient buildings, elegant facades and mask festivals. With narrow bridges and winding streets, café patios and little boutiques selling all things beautiful, Venice never seizes to attract overwhelming number of tourists from every corner of the world.
Although I managed to check all the must see places in Italy off my list, I felt a little off with the whole experience, especially in Venice. This place is cramped with herds of tourists and selfie sticks and managing to get a click without being photo bombed is quite a tedious task. Shopping and Dining is outrageously expensive especially in mainstream areas like Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal et al. And finally, we found the romantic gondola rides not so romantic and overrated.