A guide for first time travelers to Venice, Italy, sightseeing, food and more.
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world, not to mention a UNESCO world heritage site and if you are in Italy, you must visit it at least once in your lifetime, even if only for 24 hours. The worry that most people have is the crowds. The tiny alleyways and narrow roads do get congested with tourists in the high season and even though tourism sustains the economy, the locals can sometimes become visibly irritated by the swarms of outsiders. It has even been reported by The Independent that authorities are looking to limit the numbers of tourists entering central areas.
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