Stop No. 3: Venice
Venice was as picturesque and awe-inspiring as its said to be, but we didn't enjoy it quite as much as I hoped we would. It wasn't Venice's fault per say. Things like torrential downpours and hours-long train delays can ruin what could otherwise be a special experience. Plus, I'm worried about Venice. Its population decreases substantially on an annual basis, which means tourists are becoming the city's residents. Which also means that Venice's culture is being lost.
We only stayed for one night which was about all I could handle; it was so crowded. And rainy. But it's hard to take a bad photo or have an un-romantic time in a place as colorful and unique as this---even when the sky is ultra gloomy. Of course, the morning we left, the sun was shining brightly. But we had a train to catch....
We stayed here and really liked it, but you should request a room with air conditioning. And don't expect much for breakfast.