Second time I’m in Venice – first time was in 2002. It’s hard not to take a photo of every single alley and canal!
We drove over the mountains; it’s amazing to start at Villach’s 500 meters altitude and -10 degrees and end up under sea level and several plus degrees only three hours later.
The only thing I can compare Venice with touristwise is the old town in Prague: the hordes of tourists on Karlova and the Charles Bridge. But just like in Prague, you just have to steer a hundred meters off the crowded areas, and you’ll find yourself completely alone in the maze of narrow alleys.
Best part of not driving: Being able to enjoy a Chinese beer on the way home!