Dee and Richard TaylorI have to say, we were a little disappointed with Venice. It is pretty (in a kind of dilapidated shabby chic sort of way) but we couldn't help feeling that this town gets a little more hype than it deserves. We got in tired after two full days (bone achingly full) in Interlaken. Maybe that's why we couldn't help but notice that there are a few things the Italians could do to help bring this old girl up to date. I think a few pictures might help illustrate what we mean.
Social responsibilitydidn't seem to be on the agenda. There is no question that the shop fronts were very pretty, but what about affordable living? I'm sure locals and tourists alike would benefit from the odd Target or Best and Less in downtown Venice