Although the city is slightly more decayed since its heyday, it is still an extremely popular destination for travellers. It also acts as a good stopover before heading further east. Be prepared though, Venice can be quite expensive depending on where you stay and eat.
Built on 117 small islands, 150 canals flow through the city centre and each and every one will have you grabbing for your camera. While its streets can be incessantly busy, something will urge you to propel yourself through as many of them as possible.