Yes there are hoards of tourists. Yes the main thoroughfares between San Marco and the Accademia and the Rialto Bridges are ridiculously crowded. Yes, Venice is slowly sinking into the mud. But my, what a wonderful, colorful, interesting place. Get away from the day-trippers who come in on huge cruise ships or by bus from the mainland and you can still discover your own private Venice with silent canals, beautiful bridges, tiny Trattoria and fresh food lovingly prepared for you according to the day’s catch. European Focus excels at helping our clients have these kinds of Venetian memories.