I’m not sure about romantic, but overcrowded and smelly definitely come to mind.
I don’t want to burst the bubble of anyone planning a life’s dream holiday of visiting Venice, but for one of Europe’s ‘most romantic cities’ it just really isn’t.
Sure, if your willing to drop a good 50 Euros p/head to sit on the waters edge at a cute little ‘authentic’ Italian restaurant in the evening, while they whip you up a decent batch of Spag Bol served with local wine, then yeah, you’ll definitely have a nice time.
But the day-to-day reality of it is, that the streets are insanely overcrowded, your constantly in a state of being lost, a questionable aroma is permanently hanging in the air, and multitudes of fine young gentleman from the Subcontinent and Africa, line the thorough-fairs selling everything from fake Louis Vuitton to the emergency umbrella.
“It’s Venice, how could it not be romantic though?’
Whatever floats your boat I guess.
Film: Fuji Superia X-Tra 400
Location: Venice, Italy. April 2010.