I was warned it was jammed with tourists. True. It was. In fact I could not imagine it in the summertime. I was also told that somehow you would not mind because Venice is such a fantasy land. True. It is. However it is quit easy to meander down the narrow streets and cross the quaint bridges over the many canals and find fewer tourists and mingle with the locals. Going out before dawn helps a lot. It's easy to get lost. Google maps to the rescue!
Venice Floating Vegetable Market
I thought there would be a lot of "not so good" tourist food. Wrong. The food was great and reasonably priced - and fresh.
One of many beautiful canal scenes
Almost every corner turned or bridge crossed there was a photo opportunity.