Not having been to Venice since I was twelve, I wasn't sure what to expect. I've read stories that the only people left in town were the tourists, and that it was incrediby expensive.
I wondered how the people who actually worked there would react to us taking pictures.
The clue is to ask, of course. Some will say yes and some will say no.
I wish I'd hired a gondolier for an evening trip like Marco Ryan and David duChemin did. You can see David's blogpost from Venice HERE, and Marco's post HERE.
It felt like a contrast to Portofino where we were perceived as paparazzi's and people expected us to be there and expected to be photographed. It just confirmed that they were important.