I expected to like Venice more. It is a beautiful city, but Venice is so crowded. Then add the fact that the streets are typically 8-10 feet wide. I said to a colleague, "It makes you miss San Antonio." On the other hand, Venice has the "beauty" thing in spades. For dinner, we found some tasty squid in squid ink and octopus. I have to admit that after watching the NOVA episode on how smart octopi are, I had slight reservation dipping their tender tentacles into the tasty sauce.