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.
Venice is unique and completely different from any other city in the world. A place that welcomes and captures the hearts of all those that visit it.
Don’t stick to the city, though – that getting lost should also be done in the lagoon, taking the vaporetto (ferry) to the beach-filled Lido, island of glass Murano, and, further out, Torcello and Burano, where Venice began 1600 years ago. You could spend a lifetime here and never do Venice justice. But with just a few days, it can touch your soul.