Every time I mentioned to someone that I would be going to Venice, I was greeted with a sympathetic smile and something like: “Oh, it’s very crowded. So many tourists.”
Well, yes – it’s Venice, people want to visit. If it’s peace and quiet you seek, try Norilsk in the remote Siberian wilderness – there’s plenty of space, though I’ve heard the gelato’s rubbish.
Alternatively, do the sensible thing and get yourself to the JW Marriott Venice, which sits a ten-minute boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Venezia on its own delightful private island, Isola delle Rose.
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