Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world, and the type of place we sometimes avoid for that reason. This time Ton told me that we really needed to visit as she had very fond memories from a trip with her mother when she was in college. We were lucky to visit during the off season as the crush of tourists you hear about so often was not that bad. One of the days the city was experiencing the Acqua Alta high tides that floods St. Marks Square. Unfortunately the week after we visited Venice experienced catastrophic flooding that inundated 80% of the city.