During my time in the study abroad program, I have heard time and time again from my peers that Venice is overrated. They all went to Venice toward the beginning of program during the Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) and came back with bad reviews. They said it was too crowded and unpleasant.
However, I decided to take a day trip to Venice with my friends last Friday. I mean, how could I live in Italy for months without seeing Venice?
My conclusion: VENICE IS NOT OVERRATED. The weather was beautiful the day I went and the water was enchanting. My friends and I walked around the narrow and quaint alleys of Venice and were mesmerized.
The main event of the day was the gondola ride! The ride was unbelievably peaceful and beautiful. It really felt exactly the way movies portray it.