In 2013 I was lucky enough to visit the magical Italian City of Venice not once but twice. Venturing out in the early morning to avoid the crowds who come in from the cruise ships is the way to see Venice in all its glory. At Six O’clock in the morning St Marks square except for the street cleaner or brave jogger is practically empty.  Then get a croissant  and some espresso with the other early starters at one of coffee shops situated in one of the many connecting Venetian walkways.

Once the tourists cruise ships leave Venice empties again, and if your lucky you get to experience a marvelous sunset over the lagoon.