Venice is great
A lot of people told me, Cherie, you are going to hate Venice. It is expensive and super touristy. Yes, but it is beautiful. I enjoyed going into Venetian glass shops, wandering the side streets and taking photos, checking out the museums, eating Italian food. Do not listen to everyone, Venice is charming. Yes it is crowded and pricey, but eat pizza. Get up with the birds and you will see how beautiful it is. I love Venice.