My first impression of Venice was at night, as our tour group headed to a well selected Venetian restaurant, and a four-course Italian meal. At night, Venice is unusually calm for a tourist destination. Open squares, with many of its surrounding shops closed, were empty save a few street sellers and locals. Small ‘streets’ lay silent, and dark. Alleys have an air of insecurity. Apart from concerns of safety, Venice felt welcoming, with friendly restaurant owners standing on
the stone pavement, luring customers into their warm abode.
Come back during daytime, however, Venice is a different story. Ferries and Gondolas traverse the canals and small streets, and shoppers from every corner of the globe gather around the markets, and pigeons, that flew over your head while you examined those expensive sets of jewellery.
Despite the water filled streets, Venice felt surprisingly like a small town, all you have to do is to see through all those tourists.
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